Estimator

Job Description:

Estimators bid and budget all commercial plumbing, piping and HVAC projects.  Coordinate activities from receipt of plans to bid or proposal.

Essential Functions / Major Responsibilities:

  • Regular attendance and promptness are considered part of each employee's essential job functions
  • Assist in the preparation of bid books
  • Participate in bid activities including adjustments, equipment pricing and subcontractors
  • Generate Subcontractor and Vendor request for bid and call to confirm bid coverage
  • Review specifications and drawings prior to take off
  • Prepare estimates from schematic to fully designed bid documents
  • Fully versed in computerized takeoff programs including Auto Bid, Est-Mech, and Est-Duct as well as capable of manual entry, digitizer, and on screen takeoff methods
  • Complete all estimating forms as required to prepare a complete estimate
  • Review estimate and pertinent information with Chief Estimator or project lead prior to bid date
  • Assist Chief Estimator with bid day duties
  • Update current pricing and labor in the estimating program on a regular basis. Maintain a schematic budget data base
  • Develop trust and respect from subcontractors and vendors to ensure best numbers on bid day
  • Maintain relationships with subcontractors and suppliers

Specific Job Skills:

  • Technical knowledge of mechanical systems, construction methods and how the construction industry operates
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Field experience or technical background
  • Basic knowledge of construction accounting
  • Experience with reading construction drawing and specifications
  • Detailed understanding of piping and or sheet metal systems estimating
  • Ability to layout plumbing, piping and or sheet metal systems and have a working understanding of the Uniform Plumbing Code
  • Willing to work effectively with other employees as a team member
  • Ability to use and interact with spreadsheets such as excel at a moderate level (input, data manipulation, basic programming)
  • Ability to use and interact with word processors at a moderate level (cut & paste, templates, document creation)

Education and/or Experience:

  • College degree or equivalent field experience
  • 5 years of estimating experience
  • Advanced skills in computer estimating

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None

Job Conditions:

UMC reserves the right to modify, interpret, or apply this job description in any way the company desires. This job description is illustrative and in no way implies that these are the only duties, including essential duties, to be performed by the employee occupying this position. This job description is not an employment contract, implied or otherwise. The employment relationship remains “at-will” and either the company or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time, for any reason or no reason, and with or without advance notice. The job requirements are subject to change within the company’s sole discretion to reasonably accommodate qualified disabled individuals.