Associate Director of Estimation

Updated on 5/17/2024



501-1,000 employees

Solar cell and module technology provider



Remote in USA

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or construction Management
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance/business or equivalent combination of experience and education
  • Minimum of 7 years of professional estimating experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the PV utility industry
  • Battery Energy Storage knowledge and experience required
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (especially Excel and Projects) and estimating platform
  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings, purchase orders, contracts, cost coding systems
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work accurately and quickly under pressure for multiple projects simultaneously
  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally if required
  • Understanding of the influence of market conditions and pricing
  • Ability to establish and maintain a network of subcontractors, material suppliers, and vendors
  • Demonstrated history of delivering results
  • Ability to interact with senior-level management internally and externally
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to present and explain complex information clearly
  • Data-based decision-making results-oriented
  • Critical and strategic thinking skills
  • Manage the estimate projects for internal, external, and leading all the process for the projects estimation and manage the due date for the submission
  • Collaborate with engineering, supply chain, and project development teams to confirm the project cost estimation
  • Set up and execute the strategic plan for competitive and effective estimation process and have the capability to estimate and follow up EPC and development projects
  • Develop unit pricing (dc watt pricing) based on production rates and subcontractor input
  • Analyze plans/drawings, specifications, vendor proposals, review subcontractor quotes, and track historical actual cost to develop a final cost book
  • Risk assessment of each project and production of assumptions and exclusions determined during the creation of the cost estimate
  • Review design options and recommend the best solution based on cost, engineering, quality, or availability of materials
  • Conduct Site evaluation, and review of developer documents, studies, environmental reports, and identify mitigation requirements to determine the feasibility of the project
  • Develop and continuously improve the estimation process
  • Calculate various statistical data: historical pricing, quantity take-offs, material price lists, labor costs, indexes, subcontracts, productivity analysis reports, etc. into unit and person-hour figures
  • Level Bidding
  • Market Intelligence
  • Historical data
  • Track and research historical and compile summary reports and bridging documents to develop guidelines and precedence for future estimates
  • Initiate and set deadlines for departments to support timely review of pre-bid meetings, bid reviews, pricing of equipment and materials
  • Investigate and evaluate materials and services incorporated into the project to ensure the company is achieving the best value and is protected against potential claims
  • Investigate and evaluate labor in the local and regional market to determine estimate requirements on wages, per-diem, housing, travel, and other requirements necessary to ensure the estimate captures the appropriate plan and cost
  • Ensure company labor strategies are adhered to and accomplished as needed
  • Travel up to 20% as needed

Qcells specializes in solar cell and module technology, with a focus on energy storage and downstream project business, catering to various markets worldwide. The company's main technologies include solar cell and module technology, as well as energy storage solutions.

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Irvine, California



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