Estimator apprentice


The Apprentice Estimator is an employee who is in training to become a Journeyman Estimator.

During the apprenticeship and while under the guidance of a journeyman estimator, this employee will represent the company when meeting with customers to determine customer load requirements and advise customers of the company's service requirements. They will gain a basic knowledge of company programs and solutions to serve the customer’s needs. They will become qualified to perform all estimating/designing functions related to building, re-building and maintaining company electric facilities. They shall gain a basic knowledge of electrical theory and practical and detailed knowledge of construction specifications, electrical codes, rates and tariff policies upon completion of the program.


  • The Apprentice Estimator will be required to complete 1,000 hours of ground time in a utility construction environment.
  • As an apprentice you may be required to work anywhere in our service area (northern California, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Idaho and Wyoming) while you obtain training in various areas of the field.
  • An Apprentice Estimator and Journeyman Estimator must be willing and available to respond to “after hours” emergencies and work when called upon. This is not optional, it is required.
  • Must be courteous and efficient when working with members of the public.

The strongest candidates will have:

  • Basic understanding of electrical distribution systems, electrical theory, and mechanical principles
  • Strong computer skills
  • Strong math skills

It is PacifiCorp's policy to provide and promote equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants in accordance with local, state and federal laws and regulations governing personnel activities. In accordance with federal guidelines, PacifiCorp is committed to a program of affirmative action. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other status protected by law.

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