• Location:

    San Francisco, California

  • Sector:

    Renewables, Solar

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    US$90000 - US$120000 per annum + full benefits

  • Contact:

    Sonia Efremova

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

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Role: Director, Cost Estimation & Services Procurement


  1. Responsible for all aspects of project costs including estimation of costs, procurement of installation services
  2. Develop execution and procurement strategies by collaborating with engineering and construction teams
  3. Develop and improve processes and tools to enable continuous improvement and scalability of OnSwitch operations including the development of software to automate cost estimation


  • Responsible for success, timeliness, competitiveness, and accuracy of the estimating function
  • Manage and oversee all estimation up to construction-start for solar, storage and EV charging projects
  • Develop and maintain estimating best practices and recruit, train & develop junior estimators/analysts
  • Ensure all estimates fit the design, scope and customer standards associated with the project
  • Regularly analyze as-built capex costs and employ feedback-loops with the Execution team to influence curves
  • Ensure proper prioritization of capex estimates based on sales needs, backlog and company priorities


  • Evaluate, critique and negotiate supplier quotes; ensure quoting process is timely & accurate
  • Develop and maintain material vendor relationships to ensure accurate pre-construction quotes and scopes
  • Participate in the sales process as a subject matter expert to support winning bid strategies

Process improvement and technology development

  • Owner of all estimating tools, models, curves, methods and processes
  • Contribute to process improvement activities to drive scalability and efficiency in OnSwitch operations.
  • Closely work with Procurement and Execution teams to keep a robust cost database current
  • Continuously track and report on the estimating team's turnaround times and processes


  1. BS Degree in Engineering, Construction, Statistics, and Math
  2. 5 years experience in solar & storage engineering scopes, including electrical, mechanical, structural, civil and permitting and permitting compliance. Experience in C&I Solar projects preferred.
  3. Creating complex estimating models and/or financial models
  4. Successfully leading internal teams or project teams
  5. Negotiating pricing, scope and terms with vendors
  6. Working with solar preferred vendors

Compensation and Benefits

  • Benefits include 4 weeks paid vacation, 10 paid holidays, medical, dental and vision

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