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Sr. Mechanical Estimator

Houston, TX

Job ID: 474 - Construction - Posted 1 month ago

 

Our client is looking for the best and brightest in the market to join our high-performing team. As a result of our unparalleled customer service and unique offerings our business is experiencing impressive growth and with growth comes great opportunity for those with the ambition to accomplish great things. A career at here is not just a job but an opportunity to join a family of people who care about each other and care about their customers. It’s no wonder our business and our team are growing.

Due to our desire for responsible growth, we are now seeking additional expertise within our highly motivated estimating department. The position will report to the Chief Estimator of the Commercial Pre-Construction department but will have frequent interaction with our Operations Team and estimating support team.

 

Job Description:

· Manages the bid recap from start to finish as well as writing of the proposal letter and filling out bid forms and breakouts.

· Attends bid review meetings prior to submission of proposals.

· Monitors all addenda, scope changes and breakouts to ensure they are processed and incorporated into the estimate in a timely manner.

· Communicates with internal customers concerning issues with project specifications, project scope, reports, value engineering possibilities, timelines or other items pertaining to a bid.

· Verifies the systems specifications summary.

· Leads assigned take-off team in a project page turn to familiarize and communicate the project expectations and requirements for complete and accurate take-offs.

· Conducts quantity takeoffs of Equipment/Fixtures and reviews project plans/specifications to gain a complete understanding of the project’s scope.

· Identifies any missing pricing of labor, scope, and material.

· Vendor and Subcontractor scope letter reviews for correctness while maintaining relations and communicating with vendors, suppliers, and subcontractors regarding scope, missing pricing and breakouts required to complete bids in a timely manner.

· Coordinates the pre-construction interface between sales and estimating to make sure estimating capacity and capabilities are used in the most productive and beneficial matter possible to achieve sales and marketing goals.

· Utilizes market condition information, knowledge of customer needs and competition capabilities, market niche histories, and the capabilities and availability of internal resources to meet current and projected workload needs.

· Develops, monitors, and manages department processes and procedures to ensure department output realizes maximum productivity with the lowest attendant value of acceptable risk.

· Works under limited guidance with broad general supervision.

· Performs ancillary duties as required to support the departmental goals.

Job Requirements:

· 3+ years in mechanical contracting working as an Estimator or similar function.

· Knowledge of Piping, Plumbing, and Sheetmetal systems

· Experience in system costs for various applications and building types.

· Ability to provide complete conceptual estimates for design-build projects and budgets from a simple mechanical narrative of systems required.

· Interview experience in construction project presentations

· Extensive knowledge of how corporate objectives impact estimating, estimating strategies and techniques of various types of construction contracts.

· Able to interpret contractual documents, plans, and specifications.

· Some courses or work experience in basic mechanical systems and engineering concepts.

· Proficiency with computerized estimating systems (Our client utilizes ESTMEP for our PVF take-off and BlueBeam for drawings).

· Proficient in using Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel.

Benefits:

· Vacation

· Paid Holidays

· Career Advancement & Training Opportunities

· Medical Insurance

· Dental Insurance

· Vision Insurance

· 401K

· Life Insurance

· Disability Insurance

Employment Type: Full time

Location: Houston, TX

 

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