Project Estimator

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Peterson Power Systems has an immediate need for an experienced Project Estimator at our Hillsboro, OR location. 


About Us:

At Peterson our Vision is to be our customers’ first choice.   We put our customers first and continually strengthen our partnerships through our employee’s hard work, ingenuity and determination.  Our 80 year history is a reflection of our collective efforts and focus.


We provide a family oriented environment that promotes safety, personal growth and professional achievement.   Critical to our continued success is hiring and developing exceptional employees.  We are deeply committed to providing an environment necessary to attract and retain engaged employees who will relentlessly strive to reach Peterson’s strategic goals and vision.  We have high standards for our employees, with good reason.  They represent Peterson, our family, our brand, and our values to customers and our team members.


Why Peterson?

We have high expectations and so do you.  You are exceptionally motivated, have outstanding skills, and are looking for more than just a job.  We offer competitive wages, generous benefits, and promotional opportunities at a family owned and operated business that really cares about employees.  If you want to work side-by-side with others who are passionate about customer service, consider joining our team.  You can help us write more chapters in our success story as we move towards celebrating our 100 year anniversary.




 The Project Estimator primary function is to review plans and specifications to configure electric power quotes and provide to outside sales representatives. Will work under occasional supervision while performing a variety of duties.

  • Review plans, drawings and specifications to determine best product solution.
  • Develop customer quotes based on specification documents, employing value engineering methods to meet or exceed the intent of the specification.
  • Responsible for full cycle tracking of project work & communicating out to other teams involved.
  • Collaborate with engineers and senior sales representatives to determine best course of action to deliver solutions that put “customers first”.
  • Research on-line Plan Centers to obtain specifications and active projects that include generators, transfer switches, and uninterruptable power supplies for the standby power market.
  • Must evaluate sub-contractors and vendors quotes for accuracy and completion.
  • Provide updates to sales representatives on quotes going to customers assigned to them.
  • Provide a daily log of quote activity to managers and sales representatives.
  • Research market to develop a contractor bidders list on each project to ensure all interested contractors receive a proposal.
  • Routinely enter daily “activities” into work tracking systems as applicable.
  • Maintain and submit necessary paperwork and reports in a timely and complete manner, such as quotes and expense reports, etc.
  • Provide materials and literature to support promotional efforts; coordinate and participate in facility visits and trade shows; keep customers informed of new products and changes.
  • Seek out, identify and promote cost improvements.
  • Maintain the Power Systems Industry Representative credential via Dealer Performance Center.



Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or closely related field; and at least three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in the construction industry, project management role preferred.


Peterson Power Systems is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.  Minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 


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