Estimator Trainee in Indianapolis, IN at The L.E. Myers Co.

Date Posted: 6/16/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Established in 1891, The L.E. Myers Co., is recognized as a premier electrical contractor of large utility construction projects across the nation. L.E. Myers has completed hundreds of transmission and substation projects throughout the Midwest, East and Southeast.


The Estimator Trainee is an entry level position; the individual will be trained within the various tasks involved with cost estimation of projects consisting of electrical transmission, distribution, and substation construction.  This position will be based in our Indianapolis, IN office

Job Duties:

  • Assist with estimates for electric transmission, distribution and substation projects
  • Understand, track, and monitor program of work to ensure estimates are completed prior to deadlines
  • Assist with schedule and attend field job walks with customer, subcontractor, and construction personnel to understand and determine constructability requirements
  • Perform take-offs/evaluations for estimate preparation
  • Compare various project documents for accuracy and consistency
  • 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
  • Follow-up at the end of a project to close any loops in the estimating process
  • Understand and comply with the Company’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and other industry-specific professional and ethical conduct standards, if applicable
  • The essential functions of this position are to be performed in a Company designated office or field location

Job Requirements

Job Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Engineering, Construction Management or related math major or equivalent work experience 
  • Prior experience in the construction industry and/or possessing estimating knowledge preferred 
  • Ability to  understand blueprints, specifications, proposals, and other documentation to prepare time/cost/labor estimates for projects and services 
  • Proficient in MS Excel and MS Word 
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, verbal, written, and communication skills
  • Ability to travel as required
  • A team player and be able to work with various partners from start to finish

Employee Benefits

  • Weekly pay via direct deposit or pay card
  • Comprehensive benefits package
    • Medical, dental, & vision
      • $15 weekly premium for employee only & employee plus family coverage
      • Low deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums
    • Flexible spending accounts
    • Company-paid short and long-term disability
    • Company-paid life and accidental death & dismemberment
    • Supplemental life and accidental death & dismemberment
    • Critical illness & accident plans
    • Identity theft protection
    • Group legal
    • Auto & homeowners
  • Generous 401(k) Plan
    • 100% match up to 6%; immediate vesting
    • Annual profit-sharing potential
  • Paid time off
    • Vacation
      • Tiered increases based on tenure with the company
    • Holidays (8 per year)
    • Sick time (as applicable)
  • Superior educational assistance program

Competitive salary commensurate with experience. 

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

MYR Group Inc. and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

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