Chesapeake Electrical Systems

9381 Davis Avenue, Laurel, MD 20723-1956Phone 301.206.5020Fax 301.206.5021


Job Summary

Prepare electrical cost estimates for Commercial, Industrial and Infrastructure construction projects. Support management in bidding on or determining price of construction or service.

Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Analyze Plans, Specifications, Contract requirements and Scope of Work
  • Perform detailed and accurate takeoffs
  • Input and utilize Accubid estimating software to develop detailed cost estimates
  • Provide detailed cost estimates in company job budget format for review by management prior to quoting
  • Maintain estimate tracking logs and comply with other company procedures as required
  • Work as an integral team player within the Estimating Department
  • Comply with all company operating policies, procedures, and safety programs as established.
  • Assume additional responsibilities as directed.


To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Preferred education and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business administration or related field, or a combination of education and experience attaining Journeyman status.
  • Minimum of Ten (10) years of successful estimating and field experience with demonstrated success in both
  • Expertise in take-off, estimating and proposal writing.
  • Expertise in interpreting and negotiating construction contract language and terms.
  • Familiarity with Commercial, Industrial and Infrastructure (underground electrical installations) estimating.
  • Familiarity with local market is highly desirable.

Computer skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Outlook applications.
  • Accubid, estimating software, a plus.

Required attributes

The requirements listed below are representative of characteristics and demonstrated capabilities sought to perform this job successfully.

  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Must demonstrate ability to effectively organize and manage multiple projects estimates
  • Must demonstrate excellent time management skills.
  • Must demonstrate expert level technical skills in estimating
  • Must demonstrate commitment to company values.

We offer our employees a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package and are always looking for individuals with the talent and skills required to contribute to our continued growth and success.

Interested and qualified applicants send resume and salary requirements to:

Chesapeake Electrical Systems, Inc.
9381 Davis Avenue, Laurel MD 20723
Attn: Human Resources

or e-mail:

Equal Opportunity Employer

Mailing Address

Chesapeake Electrical Systems, Inc.
9381 Davis Avenue
Laurel, MD 20723-1956

1-888-622-CESI (2374) Toll-Free
1-301-206-5020 Office
1-301-206-5021 Fax