Under direction, to supervise a group of electrical estimators; to prepare the most difficult budget, preliminary and final estimates of electrical construction costs and quantity surveys; and to do other related work.
Plans, assigns, and reviews the work of an electrical estimating group; trains staff, evaluates their performance and takes or recommends appropriate action; prepares from plans and specifications of major projects, complete quantity surveys of materials and labor required for all types and classes of electrical construction work, including building illumination, outdoor and indoor floodlighting, power installation, x-ray equipment. communication systems, and complicated electric control systems, on contract or direct construction projects; prices materials and labor, and sets up estimates of the cost of electrical systems work; prepares unit and total cost analyses of completed jobs; checks and negotiates cost of changes submitted by contractors; prepares, from small scale sketches, preliminary estimates of cost; occasionally makes valuation appraisals of existing electrical installations; prepares correspondence and reports.
Two years of experience performing the duties of an Electrical Estimator II in the California state service.
Experience: Three years of experience in quantity estimating and pricing of major electrical systems construction, comparable to that of an Electrical Estimator II in the California state service. and
Education: Equivalent to graduation from college with major working electrical engineering. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)
Knowledge of: Costs of labor of various materials entering into all types and classes of electrical work, including building illumination, outdoor and indoor floodlighting, power installation, x-ray equipment, communication systems, and complicated electric control systems construction; current prices of electrical construction materials and current wage scales of the various electrical and construction trades; fundamentals of electrical systems; building and construction fields; principles of supervision; department's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.
Ability to: Effectively supervise and train a staff; read and interpret plans and specifications, and make complete and accurate estimates of the material and labor costs and various other items entering into the cost of electrical systems construction; detect errors and discrepancies in plans and specifications; make valuation appraisals of existing electrical installations; prepare correspondence and reports; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; effectively contribute to the department's affirmative action objectives.