Cost Estimator Co-Op (Fall 2023)

Chicago, IL
4 days ago



Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Job Description

Does working for a fast paced, growing company that is making a difference in our environment excite you? Do you have a passion for making our environment better for this generation and the ones that follow? If you’re excited about career growth, group volunteering, and the occasional ping pong after hours, then this is the job for you. Let’s make a difference together. Join our team! 


The Estimating Co-Op will 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 for projects. Candidates should have a demonstrated interest in renewable energy and the desire to learn quickly in a fast-paced work environment. Candidates should be self-driven, able to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously, and comfortable interfacing with various internal departments.

Nexamp is a young, fast-growing company leading the transformation to the new energy economy. The Company's comprehensive capabilities span the entire solar project lifecycle - from project development, design, and construction to financing and operations and maintenance. Nexamp's ability to provide integrated, best-in-class solutions makes solar energy simple and profitable for our clients and partners.

Schedule: Full Time, Hybrid, June- December 2023

This Co-Op will be based in our Chicago Office with a hybrid work schedule. The intern will be reporting into the Senior Cost Estimator in the Chicago office. 


  • This position involves supporting and working under an experienced Estimator.
  • Prepare and assist with building the pricing documents.
  • Communicate and follow up with Strategic Sourcing Team/Vendors to request quotes.
  • Maintain files/supportive documents in the estimation team database
  • Helping in uploading the approved budget into NetSuite and Procore.
  • Validating budget to purchased equipment and bids.
  • Perform quantity take-offs


The ideal candidate must be enthusiastic, self-motivated, hands-on, results-oriented, and a team player.

 Key qualifications as follows:

  • Pursuing a bachelor's degree, preferably in Civil, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering, or in any related field
  • Proficiency with Excel 
  • Technologically savvy, ability to learn new software tools 
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Equally able to work in a team setting or independently
  • Highly organized and capable of managing multiple projects and initiatives
  • Motivated, energetic, willing to learn

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.


Compensation for this position is hourly. Not only will you get to work and learn from a group of innovative, dedicated, and motivated peers, but you will also get access to a Fun, Collaborative, Downtown Office Environment! We provide healthy snacks, coffee, in-office yoga sessions, volunteer opportunities, company outings, and more!


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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