Senior Estimator – Mechanical

Senior Estimator – Mechanical

  • Permanent
  • Austin, Texas
    Location: Austin, Texas
    Sector: Projects
    Job type: Permanent
    Salary: US$90000 - US$120000 per annum GBP / Year
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    Job ref: BBBH21948_1700587617
    Expiry Date: Dec 05, 2023

    DataX Connect is currently working with a specialist MEP contractor who are looking for a Senior Mechanical Estimator to join their Austin team.

    Job title:

    Senior Estimator – Mechanical

    Location: Austin, Texas


    Provide and/or coordinate full estimating services on all projects including large, complex mechanical and/or electrical construction projects. Mentor junior estimators.

    The Company:

    They are a specialist contractor and are one of the largest MEP firms in the United States. As a business, they perform the entire mechanical and/or electrical phases of large commercial, institutional and industrial construction projects. They are well-established in their markets and have some exciting growth plans for 2024. The firm have exciting projects across healthcare, data centers and semiconductors.

    Key responsibilities:

    1. Coordinate and lead total estimating effort relevant to particular bid or project.
    2. Provide complete conceptual and final estimating input on complex projects.
    3. Review proposal specifications, drawings, attend pre-bid meetings, etc., to determine scope of work and required contents of project estimate.
    4. Utilize and understand historical data from estimate, purchase orders, subcontracts, productivity analysis reports, etc., as part of risk management.
    5. Prepare estimates FastPipe/Fastduct and/or McCormick/ConEst(Intellibid) estimating software.
    6. Interpret and/or fill in scope gaps when drawings or designs are Seek assistance from Engineering when required and approved by Chief Estimator or Preconstruction Manager.
    7. Identify any unique quality control provisions or safety requirements for the project and incorporate related costs into bid.
    8. Identify any schedule requirements for the project and incorporate related costs into bid.
    9. Ascertain any risks related to the project in order to guarantee that provisions are made for those risks and incorporate related cost into bid.
    10. Incorporate project information, qualifications, clarifications, and exclusions into standard proposal letter template for final execution with preconstruction
    11. Develop final estimate summary sheet and coordinate with Chief/Estimating Manager to finalize related items including general conditions work sheet.
    12. Coordinate with the field operations team on successful bids to provide a thorough transition to the project team.
    13. Follow awarded contracts, as assigned – may include estimating additional work items, change orders, procuring material, etc.
    14. Provide leadership and mentor junior estimators and other members of the Preconstruction group.
    15. Perform additional assignments per supervisor’s direction.
    16. Confirm compliance and accuracy of all vendor quotes with scope of work and specifications.
    17. Maintain and update vendor call list.
    18. Develop, maintain and submit a conformed set of drawings and documents to operations for secured projects.
    19. Review estimating book with Chief Estimator prior to turn over. Make (2) copies for turnover and provide electronic copy of book contents.
    20. Execute Spec Review Form for all bidding projects.


    • 8-10 years estimating, cost control and/or engineering experience related to mechanical and/or electrical construction.
    • Successful track record estimating and negotiating large, complex projects.
    • Thorough knowledge of company procedures, estimating techniques, FastPipe/Fastduct and/or McCormick/ConEst(Intellibid) estimating software, cost control systems and accounts.
    • Ability to successfully coordinate and supervise group work effort.
    • Superior technical, analytical, organizational and communication skills.
    • Working knowledge and understanding of current electrical (NEC) and/or mechanical (UMC) code.

    What’s in it for you?

    • Salary of $90-120k
    • $700 per month travel allowance
    • Opportunity to join a well-established MEP contractor who have secured work across multiple sectors
    • Paid vacations and company paid holidays
    • 401k
    • Company joint funding of medical, dental, vision, life and disability plans
    • Great company culture and environment for growth

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