Bryant-Durham was founded in 1960 and incorporated in 1961. Headquartered in western Durham, NC, Bryant-Durham faithfully services multiple states in the Southeast. An ever-growing company, Bryant-Durham has expanded its operations with offices in Fayetteville, Jacksonville and Greensboro North Carolina.

Today, Bryant-Durham is one of the largest electrical contractors in the Southeastern U.S. and is among the fifty largest privately held companies in the state of North Carolina. Bryant-Durham has grown into a company of highly-trained, experienced, and knowledgeable employees who provide an enormous array of products and services to their customers. As a team of people who love their work, Bryant-Durham knows that “success” means excellent service, every time.

Estimator Job Description:

Scope of Work:

Work will consist of determining the electrical cost for renovation, additions, and new construction work. Values will range from small to $25,000,000 for public, private, and government projects.

Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

Responsible for reviewing all drawings, specifications and changes throughout the bid period and develop detailed pricing for all areas within our scope of work as defined by the project.

  • Confirm that all drawings and specs are complete per the list of documents.
  • Review the bid form and all alternates, unit prices and breakout prices required to ensure a complete and proper estimate.
  • Complete project information list for quick reference of job specific conditions by others including estimators, chief estimator, project managers and supervisors.
  • Take-off from plans and specs all material and complete direct entry into the company’s estimating software.
  • Compile complete bill of materials for all quotables and then notify at least three qualified vendors / subcontractors of the pricing needs and requirements.
  • Notate on plans each item as it is taken off.
  • Determine prices and labor rates for all non-standard items.
  • Upon take-off completion review all work for accuracy and completeness. Correct and problems.
  • Prepare entire estimate with all alternates / breakouts for review by supervisor.
  • Complete preliminary bid summary including all special job considerations such as over-time, safety, direct job expenses, equipment, price escalations, etc., to provide a complete job cost.
  • Prepare a spreadsheet for all quoted items expected to be received on bid day.
  • Prepare a bidders list and communicate with all GC/CM firms to both identify us as a bidder and to confirm any special needs with each and identify contact information for bid day.
  • At bid time, receive all vendor / subcontractor quotes and confirm accuracy and completion. Record all quotes for evaluation.
  • Assist management with all activities on bid day to assure a complete bid submission prior to the deadline.


Desired skills:

  • 3-5 years of estimating experience
  • Has two years or more of previous electrical field experience (Commercial / Industrial / Institutional)
  • Prior experience with electronic estimating software is required
  • Accubid Enterprise is a plus
  • On-Screen Take-off experience is a plus
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word)
  • High School graduate, holder of GED or equivalent training
  • Current driver’s license and have own transportation to the office. Clean driving record required for use of company vehicle if required to attend meetings / site visits
  • Drug testing is required

Bryant-Durham offers its eligible full-time employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Company-paid life insurance
  • Disability
  • Paid vacations
  • Paid holidays
  • 401K with company match
  • Service awards given years for service