- This is a mechanical estimating position that requires knowledge and strength in pipe systems, layout, and applicable mechanical codes and standards. Knowledge of plumbing systems and sheet metal standards is beneficial.
- Analyze all bid documents and conditions to prepare accurate job costs for projects estimated at $15,000,000 and below. Verify costs with suppliers, labor, and subcontractors. Coordinate turnover efforts with the project manager.
- Analyze blueprints, specifications, proposals, and other documentation to prepare time, cost and labor estimates for products, projects, or services, applying knowledge of specialized methodologies, techniques, principles or processes. May specialize according to particular service preformed.
- Review data to determine material and labor requirements and prepare itemized lists.
- Compute cost factors and prepare estimates used for management purposes, such as planning, organizing, and scheduling work, preparing bids, selecting vendors or subcontractors, and determining cost effectiveness.
- Conduct special studies to develop and establish standard hour and related cost data or effect cost reductions.
- Consult with clients, vendors, or other individuals to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues.
- Attend pre-bid meetings and walkthroughs.
- Obtain and evaluate subcontractor and vendor proposals.
- Coordinate with projects managers and other relevant company staff.
- Schedule incoming quotes from subcontractors and material and equipment suppliers, hold turnover meetings on successful bids, and meet bid delivery dates.
- Develop strategies to win profitable work.
- 5 years in light and heavy industrial mechanical construction industry preferably as an estimator.
- Ability to interpret a variety of instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form. Experience working with exponents, linear equations, and mathematical induction. Use fractions, percentages, ratio and proportion, practical algebra, geometric construction, trigonometry, and relevant software.
- Must be knowledgeable of self-performed construction.
- Ability to read scientific and technical journals, abstracts and legal documents. Professional oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
- Four year related technical college degree preferred or equivalent work experience in architectural drafting or mechanical systems.
- Physical ability to walk, stand crawl and climb. Building and equipment inspections require getting to equipment in buildings and on different types of roofs, via ladders, stairs and lifts. Must be able to drive a vehicle to and from inspections.
- Office environment – extensive sitting at desk and computer; some standing, bending at the waist, stooping and reaching required; ability to lift 5-20 pounds occasionally.