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Samuel Knight International, a leading recruitment firm based in Dallas, is proud to partner with a major renewable energy client who are looking for a Solar Estimating Manager. Our client are national, family-owned EPC who provide a turnkey solution to all of their clients in the Renewable Energy sector. With an impressive pipeline of work, they have revenues exceeding a billion dollars per year and growing. 

We're looking for someone who has a strong electrical estimation background and experience building and maintaining relationships with vendors. This is very much a client- facing role. You will manage 2-3 Estimators and work on compiling estimates into bid form.

As a dedicated recruitment partner, we are actively engaged in supporting the client extensively and directly. We encourage interested candidates to apply, even if they are seeking employment later in the year. In the coming weeks, we will be conducting recruiting days and reaching out to applicants who apply through this advert.

Position: Solar Estimating Manager


  • Oversee, supervise, and generate a range of cost assessments for solar initiatives, spanning from $50 million to $300 million, from initial concept to completion.

  • Deliver cost estimates for design-build projects, as well as conceptual and progressive construction drawings, all the way to final contract pricing within the solar sector.

  • Develop and monitor estimates as design drawings evolve, incorporating value-engineering assessments.

  • Collaborate with the design team and project owners to facilitate well-informed decisions, ensuring alignment with the design goals and project budget throughout the construction process. 

  • Foster and sustain positive business partnerships with trade contractors and vendors to secure their commitment and involvement in the execution of solar projects.


  • 3-5 year experience working in the utility-scale Solar industry as a Sr Estimator/ Estimating Manager. 

  • Heavy electrical background is preferred. 

  • A background working in self-perform construction.

  • Proven experience working with HCSS Heavy Bid, Accubid, MS Project, Primavera etc. 

Note: Applicants should apply even if they are seeking employment later in the year. Recruiting days will be held in the coming weeks, and we will reach out to applicants who apply through this advert. Samuel Knight International is committed to equal employment opportunities for all.

Ben Jones

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