Assistant Estimator - Estimator
Hingham, MA 
Posted 19 days ago
Job Description
Main Office
Description: ...just some of the ways to describe the unique culture at McDonald Electrical that serves as the foundation for a meaningful and successful career with our team. McDonald's comprehensive services include installation of Power Distribution Systems; Lighting and Lighting Control Systems; Fire Alarm/Life Safety Systems; Low Voltage Systems, Tenant Fit-out, Electrical Renovations, and Service/Maintenance work. The Company has met complex electrical construction requirements for projects in diverse market sectors, including: corporate, commercial, educational, institutional, healthcare, and public facilities. McDonald provides clients with expert in-house estimating and design/build capabilities, including CAD and BIM.

Looking to be a part of our talented Estimating team? We welcome applicants at all levels! For a general overview, see summary below:

Position Overview:

The Estimator is responsible for preparing project budgeting based on a number of duties including but not limited to drawing takeoffs, obtaining supplier pricing, and previous cost data. Estimators also provide as-needed support to the Chief Estimator.

Duties and Responsibilities:

      • Prepare detailed take offs of materials
      • Prepare detailed labor estimates utilizing Conest software, incorporating labor-hours, materials and equipment
      • Obtain material and equipment pricing from suppliers
      • Follow up with suppliers regarding bidding and maintaining up to date supplier lists
      • Adheres to MEC's Compliance and Equal Opportunity Program requirements, participates in all assigned trainings


      • Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture or related field or equivalent work experience
      • Previous experience in Estimating, or relevant construction/engineering industry experience
      • Working knowledge of Excel spread sheets, and Word processing programs.
      • Ability to read & interpret blueprints in order to understand the scope of work

McDonald Electrical is committed to a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture and proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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