Electrical Estimator

ODM has an immediate opening for an electrical estimator.

Electrical Estimator Description:

Job Description:

Old Dominion Mechanical has been in business since 2013. Our mission is to exceed our customer’s expectations while providing a long-lasting partnership. ODM is the leading provider of Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical and HVAC services. Our company values a strong collaborative team environment and strives for superior customer service both internally and externally.

We are currently seeking an experienced Electrical Estimator for Construction and Special Projects to be responsible for providing complete estimates for bids on projects assigned by the Estimating Manager.


  • Responsible for the complete assembly of all estimates on projects assigned to you, for various trades, from the time that plans and specs are issued to bid day
  • Solicit subcontractor and vendor quotations to ensure coverage on all scopes of work
  • Review all construction documents including instructions to bidders, scope of work, and general conditions
  • Distribute plans, specifications, and addenda to subcontractors and vendors via company ftp website and/or email
  • Assist in development of bid strategies
  • Participate in pre-bid meetings and site visits which may result in travel time on occasions
  • Prepare detailed estimates by reviewing take-off and pricing for completeness on all self-performed work
  • Review in detail subcontractor and vendor quotations for full compliance with the plans and specifications
  • Develop rough draft scope of work for proposals
  • Assist in negotiating subcontracts and procurement of materials and equipment
  • Enter estimate into job cost control program and participate in turnover/transition meetings with the operations team
  • Experience in providing budgets, estimates, construction schedules, and manpower projections
  • Must be a self-starter, able to multi-task, work with minimal supervision, show attention to detail and demonstrate problem-solving skills
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • 5+ years’ experience in commercial and/or industrial construction projects or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 5+ years’ Estimating/Pre-Construction experience
  • Demonstrate knowledge and efficiency in computer/network based estimating software (i.e. Autobid, Quote Soft, TSI, Estimation, etc.)
  • Advanced knowledge of assigned discipline, estimating techniques and cost control, plus ability to interpret computerized cost data and systems
  • Understanding and capable of construction assemblies
  • Strong technical writing and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must be able to meet critical deadlines
  • Must be able to pass post-offer pre-employment drug screen, and may be required to satisfactorily complete additional background checks as required (i.e. DMV, criminal history)
  • Must adhere to all company policy and procedures
  • Must be available to work assigned schedules

The work environment and physical demands required would be representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, and may include, but are not limited to the following:

Work Environment:

  • Works in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment
  • Position will require visits to construction and industrial work sites

Physical Demands:

  • Site visits will require walking through existing buildings, industrial plants and/or on-going construction sites. This will involve stairs and at times ladders on multiple floors/levels


  • AAS or BS Degree in Engineering, Construction Management or other related discipline
  • Prior military experience


  • Comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Additional benefits include 401K, Paid Holidays, Paid Birthday Off, and Paid Time Off
  • Full-Time position based in Richmond, VA, with limited travel to surrounding areas
  • Monday to Friday, 7:00 am to 4:30 pm

Old Dominion Mechanical is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Old Dominion Mechanical, LLC. values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, minorities, and veterans to apply. ODM is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, or military status.