Project Cost Estimator


Greenskies is an industry leader in commercial and industrial solar and energy storage development in the U.S. with a diverse client base including Fortune 50 companies, investment-grade commercial off-takers, industrial, and municipal clients. Greenskies is looking to expand its technical bid team with the addition of a Project Cost Estimator. The Estimator’s role will include but is not limited to the development of solar PV and energy storage project budgets. The Estimator will be part of the Analytics & Design Team (A&D) within the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) department. A&D directly supports the Business Development team and plays a critical role in development of all new systems proposals. The Estimator reports to A&D Manager. Greenskies is seeking an individual highly interested in the renewable energy industry, with the potential to grow into other roles in the future.

Location: North Haven, Connecticut

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop cost estimates for renewable energy projects, including solar PV and energy storage technologies
  • Utilize historical data to modify budget templates, balancing quality and competitiveness
  • Build and maintain a database of costs and labor hours
  • Communicate with vendors and contractors to maintain current references and databases
  • Continually improve the estimating process; expand on best practices and templates
  • Review bid documents, including building, electrical, and civil site plans
  • Research and review building code and zoning requirements
  • Work with municipalities and utilities to understand permitting and utility interconnection requirements
  • Create scopes of work, assumptions, and limitations
  • Coordinate with other departments such as Business Development, Procurement, Construction, and O&M to ensure the accuracy of bid and component pricing


  • 3+ years of experience in the commercial electrical or construction industry with at least 2 years of experience estimating project costs
  • Four-year degree in a related field or equivalent combinations of technical training and/or related experience
  • Proficient at reading plans, specs, and contracts
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to create detailed solutions to complex technical problems
  • Prior solar, battery, utility, or civil experience is a plus

Forward resume and cover letter with salary requirements to:

These duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing and other duties will be assigned based on the position's role within the business.

It is the policy of Greenskies to ensure nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, sex stereotyping, transgender status, and gender identity), national origin (including limited English proficiency), age, disability, or political affiliation or belief.