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Mechanical Estimator (Any Office Location / Remote)

Job description

mechanical estimator plays a crucial role in evaluating the total cost of various projects across different industries. Let’s delve into the specifics of this role:

  1. Responsibilities:

    • Researching Materials: Mechanical estimators meticulously research materials, sourcing options, labor, and permit costs for a given project.
    • Collaborating with Stakeholders: They work closely with contractors, subcontractors, and vendors to obtain accurate estimates.
    • Constructability Review: Mechanical estimators review progress and construction documents to ensure constructability.
    • Comprehensive Knowledge: They maintain an extensive knowledge base of multiple product lines, including part numbers, features, and pricing.
  2. Scope of Work:

    • Mechanical estimators are involved in estimating mechanical systems for architectural projects. These systems include:
      • HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning)
      • Plumbing
      • Fire Protection
      • Building Automation & Controls
      • Hydronic Systems & Boilers
      • Storm & Sanitary Drainage
      • Utilities
      • Conveying Equipment
      • Service and Maintenance Equipment
      • Pumps
      • Storage Tanks
      • Compressed Air and Natural Gas Systems
  3. Qualifications:

    • Education: Employers typically prefer candidates with relevant degrees such as Bachelor’s or Associate Degrees in fields like Engineering, Construction Management, Technical, Mechanical Engineering, Surveying, Architecture, Drafting, or Education.
    • Certifications: While not always mandatory, certifications such as OSHA training can enhance a mechanical estimator’s qualifications.
  4. Desired Skills:

    • Microsoft Office Suite: Proficiency in Excel and Outlook.
    • Construction Industry Knowledge: Understanding of commercial conditions and the design process.
    • Planning and Scheduling: Ability to plan and schedule effectively.
    • Communication Skills: Clear communication with project teams, customers, and sales teams.