For over seven decades investor-owned utilities, municipalities, cooperatives, and others have entrusted their electrical construction and maintenance needs to Davis H. Elliot Company, Inc. (Elliot).

Elliot is a full-service electrical contractor specializing in overhead and underground distribution, transmission, substations, lighting, traffic signaling, utility locating and industrial/commercial services. Elliot Engineering provides customers with the expertise and quality power systems engineering services of Wells Engineering, along with Arc Flash Studies, Testing and Commissioning Services, Systems Protection and Control, as well as Substation and Field Engineering Services.

Job Description

Our Electrical Project Manager – Estimator position will offer you an exciting opportunity to help our Clients provide safe and reliable sources of electric power.  You should be a self-motivated individual with experiences in electrical power systems at a variety of voltages ranging from 480V to 35kV.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate a project’s detailed physical design including one-line diagrams, selection of equipment, writing of equipment specifications, grounding system design conduit and cable sizing/routing, auxiliary AC/DC power systems, physical layouts, construction cost estimates and project scheduling.
  • Manage project costs, schedule, and priorities for engineering design & equipment specification functions for electrical projects from 480V to 500 kV.
  • Review, inspect, and approve electrical equipment to be used in electrical systems.
  • Coordinate the physical design, including bus design, equipment ratings, and safety/maintenance clearances.
  • Electrical equipment inspection and engineering assessment.
  • Coordinate designs with outside contractors and vendors and other Engineers.
  • Interpret and apply common engineering principles and standards.
  • Interface and collaborate with Civil/Structural engineers and provide technical support as required.
  • Display strong communication and interpersonal skills and can work in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Preparing equipment specifications, analyzing bids, and making recommendations for purchase.
  • Monitoring for compliance with all applicable laws (OHSA, NFPA-70E, NEC, IEEE).
  • Prepare technical proposals, including the design and writing the scope of work, management plans, work sequence, safety, and quality control and commissioning
  • Preparing engineering and construction cost and man-hour estimates and schedules.
  • Meeting and corresponding with clients or outside personnel including sales and vendor management.
  • Prepare regular project updates to maintain required customer care.
  • Support construction of substations and equipment commissioning.
  • Review and/or establish project scope, electrical budget, and design approach.
  • Lead coordination of meetings with design team members and clients.
  • Communicate and work with all other disciplines to produce construction documents in a timely manner.
  • Read and comprehend read one line, three line, Schematics, wiring diagrams, demolition, construction and lift and land.
  • Able to specify electrical components according to NEC, IEEE standards.
  • Schedule all subcontract and materials purchase to permit on time installation.
  • Conduct site survey for field measuring and construction observation
  • Review and edit project submittals and specify action required with vendors and contractors.
  • Review and edit engineering reports for issue to customer.
  • Prepare project cost estimates.
  • Provide direction and supervision to team members. Formally evaluate their performance after each project and provide feedback.
  • Resolve performance issues in a timely manner.
  • Identify capability gaps and ensure sufficient training opportunities are available to engineers and field staff.
  • Technical & commercial proposal writing.
  • Perform pricing development.
  • Communicate with customers on commercial and technical issues.
  • Visit customer site to address customer needs and develop new business.
  • Track proposal and order hit rate activity.
  • Provide technical and application assistance to Sales Team.
  • Provide updates of proposal activities.
  • Develop unique solutions using all technical resources available to provide greater customer value.
  • Occasionally work evenings and weekends to satisfy bid-due-dates.
  • Experience with or knowledge of physical design of electric distribution systems to include one-line diagrams, selection of equipment, grounding systems, conduit and cable sizing/routing, auxiliary AC/DC power systems, physical layouts, construction cost estimates and project scheduling.
  • Create work scopes and costing of power system studies, engineered solutions, and EPC projects.
  • Must be able to clearly and effectively communicate in English and be comfortable doing so directly to customers and coworkers.
  • Able to write clearly and correctly in English and develop proposals.
  • Perform other duties as requested to improve business development and execution of projects.

Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years related experience in electrical estimating or electrical construction field.
  • Master electrician, associate’s degree, or engineering degree. Work equivalency acceptable.
  • Experience reading and interpreting electrical drawings.
  • Must have attention to details, excellent organization, and prioritizing skills to meet quality standards in internal/external communication, schedules and budget.
  • Sound working knowledge of applicable ANSI/IEEE, NFPA70E, and NEC standards for design and construction
  • Excellent interpersonal skills as well as verbal and written communications skills.
  • Willing to travel as needed to project site (less than 50%)
  • Ability to work in a team environment and to coordinate the work of various engineering disciplines and contractors to complete an integrated project.
  • Experience reading and interpreting construction plans and specifications and applicable code requirements.
  • Experience with contract documents: contract drawings, specifications, subcontracts, contract addendum, and change orders.
  • Proficiency using various software applications (MS Project, MS Office Suite, and Trimble Estimation Software).
  • Strong business skills and ability to estimate and produce projects at a profit.

Must maintain a valid driver's license. Must be able to pass a background check and drug test. Must be authorized to work in the US.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 7 years of progressive experience in EPC of electrical power systems.
  • PMP certified.
  • Expert understanding of PM systems and how to use properly.
  • Able to write and define company processes to improve overall performance.
  • Ability to lead engineers, contractors, and suppliers to achieve high customer satisfaction at a profit.
  • Demonstrated experience in physical construction of air insulated electric substations from 35 kV and up.
  • Experience in system studies and understanding of power quality
  • Experience in both Electric Utility, Industrial, and consulting engineering environments
  • Experience in EPC project; 480V to 35 kV experience
  • Experience in construction or estimating of physical design of air insulated electric substations from 35 kV and up.
  • Experience with high voltage substation EPC


Today, we are listed among Engineering News-Records Top 150 Specialty Contracting firms. Our success is based on our customers confidence in us; the loyalty, hard work and performance of our people; and the traditions with which Mr. Davis H. Elliot began the company in 1946. We understand that having the best team requires people being treated like family. Some of the benefits we offer our team include:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Short-Term Disability and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Company Paid Life Insurance w/ additional Voluntary Life Insurance
  • 401K w/ company match
  • Employee Stock Ownership Program
  • State and Federally accredited Lineman Apprenticeship program 
  • Paid Vacation 
  • Servant Leadership Training
  • Uniforms and PPE provided
Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.