Senior Solar Estimator

Boston, MA
about 2 months ago
Full time role



Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Nexamp is leading the transformation to the new energy economy with proven solutions for the deployment and operation of solar ...

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Job Description

Do you want to be part of the solar revolution that is transforming the energy landscape? Do you have a passion for making our environment better for this generation and the ones that follow? Does working for a fast paced, growing company that is leading the way into new markets sound exciting to you? Come join us as we take on new challenges and help build a better tomorrow. Our mission is clear: to reshape the energy landscape, delivering value to our clients and partners while benefiting our communities and society at large. Let’s make a difference together. Join our team!


Nexamp is seeking a Senior Cost Estimator, who’ll collaborate with engineering, construction and business development to gather data (blueprints, specifications, and related documents), identify and analyze requirements (labor, material, equipment and time) to compute cost estimates and draft proposals.

The Sr. Estimator will be a subject matter expert regarding project scope, design and documentation. They will be responsible for mentoring estimators with their responsibilities and assist the manager with forward pricing efforts. This role reports into our Manager, Estimation. We are open to candidates in both Chicago and Boston, and are supporting hybrid work. 


  • In-depth research in a variety of documented data sources to produce efficient, traceable, verifiable and defendable cost estimates meeting company standards
  • Manage and expand estimation tool capabilities; research, present, and recommend 3rd party pricing tool options available in the marketplace
  • Understand full scope of the project (civil, mechanical, and electrical installation) through design document, prepare quantity take-offs and apply unit pricing for material, labor, and equipment to establish projects estimate
  • Upload and revise budgets as required to Nexamp software.
  • Work with the accounting team in support of project level forensics and budget to actual variance analysis
  • Work with the EPC team to review emerging technologies and methodologies that may generate labor savings, improve project output, or solve a field problem in order to expand best practices
  • Assist the EPC team by assessing and reviewing material and installation costs for various technologies in accordance with company's existing requirements and determining the best cost effective solution
  • Assist manager with forward-looking price curves
  • Model labor markets idiosyncrasies and their impact on EPC pricing
  • Effectively communicate with stakeholders including Nexamp vendors to ensure quality of estimates, bids and develop change order pricing if necessary
  • Ascertain that the estimation process is as smooth and robust as possible
  • Train, manage and reviewing cost estimators by sharing knowledge and teach cost estimation tools and techniques.
  • Review cost estimators pricing to ensure it meet all requirements and Nexamp standards.
  • Responsible for innovation, process automation and optimization while supporting tactical deliverables.


The ideal candidate must be enthusiastic, self-motivated, hands-on, results-oriented, and a team player. Key qualifications as follows:

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical/civil engineering or other relevant field
  • At least 3 years of experience in estimating, or equivalent
  • At least 2 years of experience in utility scale solar projects preferred
  • Strong data analytical skills and reporting capabilities
  • Technologically savvy and ability to learn new systems. (BlueBeam, Procore are a plus)
  • Prior experience mentoring or managing junior staff
  • Capability of streamlining processes and increasing efficiency
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment and seek consistent improvements
  • Excellent time management, multitasking, interpersonal, and negotiation skills
  • Team player, detail oriented who demonstrate ability to communicate and collaborate efficiently at all levels within the company and outside the company while maintaining tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to be a leader and display problem-solving skills
  • Critical thinking and risk analysis and management

If you don’t meet 100% of the above qualifications, but see yourself contributing, please submit an application. We encourage people from minority or marginalized groups to apply.

At Nexamp, our mission is building the future of energy, so it is clean, simple, and accessible for all. We believe a diverse team brings different perspectives and experiences, thus benefiting our work. We are committed to providing a work environment free from discrimination. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. By encouraging a culture where ideas and decisions come from all people, we believe it will help us grow, innovate, and be a part of environmental and social change.


Not only will you get to work with a group of innovative, dedicated, and motivated peers, you will also have access to all the benefits that Nexamp Offers! This includes: our competitive compensation package; a 401 (k) employer-match; health, dental, & vision insurance with company contribution; Flexible Paid Time Off and Company Holidays; Commuter Benefits and Cell Phone Reimbursement; as well as a Fun, Collaborative, Downtown Office Environment! We provide healthy snacks, coffee, in-office yoga sessions, volunteer opportunities, company outings, and more!


Please note that the Company requires all individuals in this position to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters.  Vaccines must be authorized and/or approved by the FDA.  Individuals needing an exemption to this requirement due to medical, disability-related, or religious reasons may request an exemption.  The Company will engage in an interactive process to determine if an exemption to this requirement as a reasonable accommodation is appropriate. 


Building the future of energy so it is clean, simple and accessible

Nexamp is building the energy infrastructure of tomorrow and reinventing the way people interact with the electricity that powers their lives. By deploying a distributed network of locally sourced clean energy, we seek to reduce the negative effects of climate change. Our team’s diverse experience drives innovation from the ground up and with a singular passion: to deliver an accessible and sustainable energy future for all.


Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Nexamp is leading the transformation to the new energy economy with proven solutions for the deployment and operation of solar ...

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