A.M. Ortega is a San Diego based underground utility company, specializing in underground Transmission & Distribution electric trench & conduit installations, as well as Natural Gas Pipeline Transmission and Distribution work. We are seeking a qualified candidate for an Estimator position. This is an excellent opportunity with a well-established general contractor that works directly SDG&E, So Cal Gas, Cities, Government Agencies and Private Developers.


Cost estimating and preparing bids for utility undergrounding gas and/or electric conduit installation projects in our HCSS software

Material Take Off
Change Orders
Cost Tracking
Client correspondence and communications
Read and interpret plans and drawings
Budget analysis involving project budgets and profit and loss
Request, review and evaluate subcontractor/supplier quotes
Participation in pre-bid meetings with external and internal customers
Prepare job folders and conduct hand-off meetings with Superintendents and Foremen


Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Project and Outlook
Working knowledge in HCSS Bid Software/Program
Experience with natural gas pipeline transmission and distribution work
Understanding of prevailing wage requirements
Knowledge of plan specifications required for bidding
P6 scheduling knowledge a plus
Familiar with proposal letter writing
Experience in the submittal process and documentation
Experience in identifying and preparation of change orders
Experience with job specific tools and heavy equipment
Knowledge of take-off quantities for excavation, trenching, pipe, site work and concrete
State driver’s license
Required to visit job sites which may have loud noises, airborne particles, and be exposed to outside weather conditions
Four (4) years minimum experience


Salary to commensurate with experience
Benefits package includes vacation, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision, 401K & life insurance
Additional benefits may be given depending on applicant and experience

To apply, upload resume and cover letter. Include resume and salary requirements. Please note whether you have working knowledge of the HCSS bid software.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

Construction Estimating: 4 years

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