Staff Multifamily Construction Estimator






Position summary

Everything we do at Sunrun is driven by a determination to transform the way we power our lives. We know that starts at the individual employee level. We strive to foster an environment you can thrive in through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging.


We are looking for a detail-oriented commercial construction estimator to advise on the foreseeable cost of each of our major developments. To this end, the construction estimator should obtain all relevant project specifications, determine the most appropriate building materials, and secure favorable prices on all resources. You should also inspect trends in construction to determine whether your estimates are both reasonable and competitive. The commercial construction estimator will be responsible for collaborating with the design team, using the data collected, to ensure instability and product availability on all future projects. 

To ensure success as a construction estimator, you should be able to translate project requirements into concrete figures with ease. A top-notch commercial construction estimator will adhere to financial constraints without compromising on our high standards.


  • Analyze requirement documents, blueprints and project plans to gain a thorough understanding of the project

  • Support engineering on designs for instability during the development process

  • Support sales with cost assumptions to enter new states and markets

  • Determine what factors of production will influence the cost of a service or product

  • Prepare material estimates and cost estimates for the product or service

  • Create labor estimates for any project

  • Develop and maintain relationships with company vendors and contractors

  • Follow current market trends and cost for materials. 

  • Provide current material cost to keep assumption tools up to date 

  • Review project layout and single lines at cd30 with the engineering team. Provide technical guidance based on current market trends for streamlined installability 

  • Analyze contractor capacity to collaborate with build partners, providing an early view to forecasted KW for maximized bandwidth and coverage across quarterly goals.

  • Review bids for scope coverage and margin integrity. Identify and flag cost abnormalities in return bids.

  • Analyze historical bid data to present cost trends to management to forecast rising cost of future deployments

  • Present prepared estimates to management and other stakeholders

  • Compiling and recording actual costs


  • 8+ years' experience working as a Construction Estimator or other similar position

  • 5+ years’ commercial experience 

  • 2+ years’ of Multi Family experience

  • Electrical experience required, working with vendors and contractors

  • Advanced experience using research methodologies٫ data analysis and estimation metrics

  • Knowledge of accounting and project management concepts

  • Practical experience with software like SFDC, Google, ETC

  • Strong numerical and analytical skills with great attention to detail

  • Strong communication and negotiation skills

  • Good organizational skills and high reliability

  • Additional qualification such as Certified Professional Estimator will be a bonus

  • Experience building trainings, SOPs, and processes  

  • Ability to drive consensus amongst different departments and organizations 

  • Highly proficient with desktop applications such as Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook), Gmail, Adobe Acrobat Pro

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills across all levels and departments of the organization 

  • Ability to handle complex scopes of work with no supervision. As well as assist other employees with complex scopes of work

  • Strong understanding of current material and trade labor costs within the industry

  • Ability to make judgment calls on pricing and when to adjust custom internal pricing with no supervision

  • Ability to lead the team and address concerns when leadership is unavailable

  • Handle escalations with no supervision

  • Qualified to train new hires on electrical, roofing, and structural

  • Ability to create and implement new processes and procedures

  • Proficient ability in finding creative solutions to avoid upgrades


  • Standard office requirements.  

Please note that the compensation information that follows is a good faith estimate for this position only and is provided pursuant to acts, such as The Equal Pay Transparency Act. It assumes that the successful candidate will be located in markets within the United States that warrant the compensation listed below.  Similar positions located outside of these locations will not necessarily receive the same compensation. Please speak with your recruiter to learn more.

The salary range for this opportunity is $87,850- $117,050. Other rewards may include annual bonus eligibility, which is based on company and individual performance, short and long term incentives, and program-specific awards.  Sunrun provides a variety of benefits to employees, including health insurance coverage, an employee wellness program, life and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, paid holidays and paid time off (PTO). A candidate’s salary history will not be used in compensation decisions. Please speak with your recruiter to learn more.


Amanda Frock (https://amanda.frock@

This description sets forth the general nature and level of the qualifications and duties required of employees in this job classification, as well as some of the essential functions of this role.  It is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of all essential duties and qualifications.  If you have a disability or special need that may require reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process or to perform this role if you are offered employment, please let us know by contacting us at candidateaccomodations@

Sunrun is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind. Our commitment to Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging drives our ability to build diverse teams and develop inclusive work environments. At Sunrun, we believe that empowering people and valuing their differences will help us create a planet run by the sun for everyone. We are committed to equal employment opportunities without consideration of race, color, religion, ethnicity, citizenship, political activity or affiliation, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex or gender, pregnancy or any other basis protected by law. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal convictions, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.

Why you should apply for a job to Sunrun:

  • 4.5/5 in overall job satisfaction

  • 4.8/5 in supportive management

  • 88% say women are treated fairly and equally to men

  • 96% would recommend this company to other women

  • 88% say the CEO supports gender diversity

  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Sunrun proudly offers family expansion benefits including up to $25,000 in fertility benefits under our nationwide medical plan

  • Fully paid maternity & baby bonding leave of at least 14 weeks in addition to our health, timeoff & retirement benefits

  • Beginning day one of employment, you will have access to 100% tuition coverage for various education and upskilling programs