Electrical Manager Estimating / Preconstruction

Job Location

12530 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, Maryland

Job Position Type



DAVIS Construction is the largest general contractor that solely serves the MidAtlantic region, with offices in Rockville, MD and Philadelphia, PA. Voted on by our employees, DAVIS has been consistently recognized as a Best Place to Work by the Washington Business Journal since the program's inception in 2007. At DAVIS, we embrace and value diversity as a strength and are committed to intentionally building a workplace where our employees are provided the necessary support to be successful. We became an employee-owned company in 1990 and still are today, sharing profits with our employees through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).

The Electrical Manager (Estimating/Preconstruction) is responsible for leading the overall management of the electrical trade for a project, in both an estimating and preconstruction capacity. This role is responsible for understanding the deliverables, developing a work plan, and identifying resources required, while coordinating with the Senior MEP Manager and the Lead Estimating Manager/Preconstruction Manager.

Here’s what you get to do:

  • Lead budget / bid / GMP assembly for the trade specialization
  • Collaborate with the project team in establishing comprehensive scopes of work and qualification development
  • Participate in constructability reviews
  • Development of specific systems analyses and creation of Value Engineering and Alternates lists / logs
  • Strategy development for GMP’s and competitive bids
  • Participate in project meetings and client presentations as required
  • Build relationships with clients, design team, and subcontractors
  • Actively participate in networking events / organizations

Required Skills

Here’s who you are: (required)

  • A minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in electrical estimating OR electrical engineering design experience in commercial construction
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of engineering and construction management, including safety, quality and sustainability standards
  • Ability in developing good relationships with clients, design teams and subcontractors
  • Decision making, research and analytical problem-solving skills
  • Time management with the ability to organize, assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects, and demands, and to work independently
  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills, and interact effectively at all levels within the organization
  • MS Office – Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook experience


Here’s What we love for you to have: (preferences)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture or related field OR equivalent construction experience
  • Pricing experience with electrical systems including dry utilities
  • Experience presenting all Electrical estimates to client’s
  • Experience estimating with a variety of building types
  • Quantity take-off software experience (On Screen Take-off or Sketch-up preferred)  
  • PDF editor software experience (Bluebeam preferred)
  • Experience working with residential/muti family, office, education, healthcare and science and technology markets
  • Experience with Mechanical Systems

Required Experience

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