Pine Gate Renewables is seeking a Lead Estimator to join our growing EPC team. The Lead Estimator is responsible for estimating cost of utility scale renewable energy projects and activities. The role requires gathering proposals, reviewing electrical and civil plans, performing  material take offs, and working with the development team to understand the zoning and other site specific requirements of each project.

Lead Estimator Responsibilities

  • Review project materials and labor agreements, and understand scope and work required
  • Estimate labor, material, and time requirements
  • Travel to project sites in development phase to provide preliminary assessment of constructability
  • Identify opportunities for cost optimization
  • Identify opportunities for product improvement
  • Coordinate with the Procurement Manager and Project Manager on obtaining bids with suppliers and subcontractors
  • Communicate with partners and team members regarding new and current projects
  • Prepare job cost analysis
  • Put together comprehensive bids with the support of business development team
  • Work with project management team to develop and maintain accurate cashflows
  • Ensure timely completion of estimates and on time submittal of bids
  • Deliver outstanding customer experience


  • Minimum 5+ years’ experience in construction estimating, preferably with a solar EPC or developer.
  • Able to read electrical and civil plans to develop cost estimates
  • Strong understanding of utility construction processes
  • Proficiency with MS Word and Excel
  • Able to multi-task and meet strict deadlines
  • Impeccable problem-solving skills
  • Solid strategic sourcing and negotiation skills required
  • Proficiency using site reporting/analytic tools
  • Familiarity with analytical techniques and tools
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Must be customer focused
  • Must demonstrate integrity
  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license

At Pine Gate Renewables, we are committed to developing solar farms throughout the country. Our approach utilizes experience-backed management and real-time industry knowledge to site and develop projects in a way that delivers the maximum benefit to communities, utilities and investors. We work hard, and we like to have fun along the way.

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