Commercial Electric Estimator/Project Manager, Phoenix, AZ

RML Electric emailed me this ad.  They are looking for a CM graduate that has the skills listed below, or shows the capacity to develop the skills listed below.  They are really interested in alumni  that were part of the ASC Reno Competition while in school. 

Electrical Estimator/Project Manager for Small Projects Group

COMMERCIAL ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR Seeks motivated individual with initiative to contribute to company’s overall business goals and thrive in team structured environment.

*Must have proper business characteristics and planning abilities with limited supervision.

*Effective communications skills – oral and written.

*Time management & organizational skills essential.

*Commercial/ Industrial electrical background experience required. Commercial Electrical estimating experience – small to medium sized projects.

*Requires effective Sales Skill set, excellent Estimating & Project Management skill set

*Sales savvy, innovative person w/ ability to develop revenue sources with private small to medium size projects with customers in the Arizona market place.

*Proficiency in MS Office & estimating software (“McCormick” software exp a +).

*Contractor willing to provide developmental training and education to the “right” candidate should he/she  not meet the above criteria.  

Compensation package commensurate w/ Skill set Employee Medical, Dental, Life insurance, 401K plan w/ employer match, Vacation, Holidays, and Auto Allowance
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MYR Group – Sturgeon Electric, FT Estimator Position, Tempe, AZ

MYR Group is looking for an Estimator with estimating experience within the electrical construction of Transmission lines, Distribution lines and Substation projects for our Tempe, AZ office.  If a candidate has Project Management experience (same industry niche) or are Project Managers who can also estimate that will work too.  We are looking to find someone with 5 years of experience.   Candidates can apply directly on the site at this link: or visit


Donna Pacheco
MYR Group-Human Resources

Here is the job description posted on our website:

Estimator (Tempe, AZ)
Location:    Tempe, AZ
Employment Type:    Full Time
Department:    Sturgeon Electric Company, Inc.
Description:    Estimator
Tempe, AZ

Sturgeon Electric Company, a subsidiary of MYR Group Inc., one of the oldest and largest electrical contractors in the country, has an immediate opportunity for an Estimator at its Tempe, AZ district office.

If you require an accommodation to complete the online application, please call our Employment Hotline at 1-855-635-1321

The MYR Group Inc. and its subsidiaries are an equal opportunity employer.

Apply online at

Duties:    The Estimator will be responsible for, but not limited to:

–Prepare complete cost estimates for electric transmission, distribution and substation projects.
–Understand and monitor program of work to ensure estimates are completed prior to deadlines
–Schedule and attend field walk-downs with customer, subcontractor and construction personnel to understand and determine constructabilty requirements.
–Perform field take-offs/evaluations for estimate preparation.
–Compare various project documents for accuracy and consistently
–Participate in estimate review process with internal and external stake holders
–Assist construction personnel throughout the project life-cycle in tracking and understanding basis of cost estimate
–Assist in the preparation and submission of change orders
–Followup at the end of a project to close any loops in the estimating process

**May have some Project Management duties as well and those duties could include:

-Preparation of project construction schedules
-Submission of Request for Information to clients
-Acting as main point of contact for projects and facilitating conference calls
-Coordinating meetings, scheduling updates, submitting deliverables and addressing outstanding ‘open items’ as requested by clients
-Preparation of look-ahead documents and weekly/monthly progress reports
-Reviewing and monitoring job costs versus budgets
-Reporting to management team
-Other duties as assigned
-Keeping emphasis on the client, develop an understanding of the client’s culture, key people and processes
Qualifications:    –Candidate must possess experience in understanding blueprints, specifications, proposals, and other documentation to prepare time/cost/labor estimates for projects and services.
–5 years or more of experience in the Utility Industry and/or possessing estimating knowledge of electric distribution, transmission and substation projects is required.
— 5 years or more of experience in the Utility Industry and/or possessing Project Management within the electric distribution, transmission and substation projects is preferred
–Ability to prepare construction schedules in Microsoft Project and/or Primavera
-Bachelors degree in Construction Management, Engineering or related field is preferred
–Valid drivers license and ability to travel as required throughout AZ and surrounding areas.
–Must have excellent analytical, organizational, verbal, written and communication skills.
–Must be a team player and be able to work with various partners from start to finish.

ASU Homecoming 2011 Tailgate – Hosted by AGC Student Chapter (29 October 2011)

The Associated General Contractors (AGC) Student Chapter at Arizona State University is hosting tailgate activities on Saturday October 29th 2011.  The Homecoming game is against the Colorado Buffaloes. Come get a ticket to the game and hang out with students, faculty, industry friends and alumni!

WHEN: Saturday, October 29th 4:00pm-Gametime

WHERE: Urban Systems Engineering (USE) Front Lawn

COST: $20 (gets you a ticket to the game, and plenty of food)

RSVP: As tickets are limited please RSVP to Sean Yeager at or 602-301-7550.

Sean has indicated that they are open to company sponsorship if anyone is interested.

HEXCO Positions Available Immediately

I spoke with Grant Lungren (alum) last Friday and he filled me in on some great opportunities with HEXCO.  Compensation is significant as well as opportunity for growth.

HEXCO, a fast growing oil field construction services and aggregate manufacturing firm, is seeking to fill the following positions immediately. HEXCO is an equal employment opportunity employer. Salaries are commensurate with qualifications. A benefit package is provided. Send resume and references via email to:

V.P. Construction Division. Reporting directly to the President of the Company, and working in Williston, ND, the VP-Construction is accountable for managing the operation of the Company’s multi-state Construction Division, in concert with the Company’s strategic business plan.  Responsibilities include, attainment of safety, revenue, growth and profit goals and full client satisfaction with the quality, handling and timeliness of all projects. Candidates must have a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Construction Management or similar discipline; 7+ years progressively responsible experience in the management of highway/bridge projects ranging from $50,000 to $15,000,000 in size; a thorough understanding of bid-build project management principles, project planning & scheduling, cost accounting administration and contract administration best practices; a demonstrated ability to manage teams’; the ability to travel as necessary in a multi-state area; excellent computer skills, including proficiency in Primavera, and MS Office. Preference will be given to candidates with extensive experience in the management of multi-state, heavy/civil operations.

Equipment Manager: Reporting directly to the V.P. of Operations, and working in Bozeman, MT, the Equipment Manager is accountable for procurement and maintenance of the Company’s fleet which consists of heavy earthmoving equipment, aggregate crushing and processing plants, transport equipment,  vehicles  and small tools. Responsibilities include management of fleet composition in concert with the Company’s business plan; management of equipment repair and service staff and facilities; management of preventative maintenance programs; administration of equipment cost accounting record keeping; and, administration of the Company’s Safety Program within the Equipment Department. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience, 7+ years of progressively responsible experience in heavy equipment management, and excellent organization and communication skills.  Preference will be given to candidates with extensive experience in heavy equipment management for large, multi-state, heavy/civil contractors.

Project Manager (PM): Reporting to the Williston Regional Manager, and working in Williston, North Dakota, Project Manager are responsible from startup to completion for the management of assigned projects involving oil field and related civil construction. Responsibilities will include client communications, job planning & scheduling, resource employment coordination, budgeting, contract and subcontract administration, safety assurance, work progress assessment/reporting, and billing. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management or Civil Engineering, 2+ years’ experience as a project manager, excellent written/oral communication skills, and a clean driving record. Preference will be given to candidates with oil field and earthwork experience.

Risk Management/HR  Director: Reporting to the Vice President of Administration, and working in Bozeman, MT, the RM/HR Director is responsible for the management of the company’s risk management and human resource departments. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree and  5+ years of progressively responsible experience in the administration of a construction company’s safety, insurance, and HR programs.  Preference will be given to candidates with MSHA/OSHA compliant program management experience in the highway construction or aggregate production industry.

Toy Drive to Benefit the Children at Cardon Children’s Medical Center

Presented By: The Del E. Webb School of Construction at Arizona State University
October 4 – December 9, 2011.
Every day little ones at Cardon Children’s Medical Center (CCMC) are treated for illnesses ranging from mild asthma to terminal cancer.  Often these ailments require painful and scary procedures, and for many of the children, the procedures that are meant to help them can be much worse than the illness itself. The care givers at CCMC try to help the children be comfortable with their stay in the hospital and recognize that part of their care includes nurturing the young patients during these times. At CCMC, children are provided with toys and games to help divert their attention away from their medical concerns. “A toy is a small thing, but it can go a long way in helping a child face a frightening situation through distraction and comfort.” said Sue Eaton, director of Child Life at CCMC.

CCMC opened in 2009, and because they are such a new facility they are in desperate need of donated toys, and other children’s items, to help ease their minds throughout their stay.  This is where we, the students at ASU’s Del E. Webb School of Construction would like to challenge you, your company and co-workers, to join us in helping the children at CCMC.

This year we have been given the opportunity to help these young patients by collecting new, unwrapped toys that we will present to the children, and also help stock the medical center’s Toy Closets for future patients at CCMC. We understand that many companies do toy drives and other charitable collections during the holidays, but this year we ask, if possible, that you team up with us to help this local medical facility that helps so many of our children in the valley.

At a date in December, we would like to extend an invitation to the employees of your company to join us in delivering the toys to the Cardon Children’s Medical Center.  Please help us put a smile on these patients during this time of year.

Please contact:
Joshua Marriott  at 480-306-1195 or  to obtain a donation box and CCMC’s wish list for your office.


Joshua Marriott & Amanda Nichols
Arizona State University