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Estimator - Mechanical and Plumbing Piping in Fort Worth, TX at BetterJobs

Date Posted: 2/13/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Be a part of one of the top 4 Mechanical Contracting Companies in North TX. We have a demonstrated track record in the construction industry as a leader in providing customers with high-performance mechanical systems installation at a reasonable cost. Based in DFW, Texas; our company is a mid-sized, mechanical contractor that has been in operation since 1980. Our expertise includes pipe fitting, plumbing, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and sheet metal/pipe fabrication for the commercial, industrial, and medical industries. We use state-of-the-art CAD/BIM software tools and offer an exciting environment of design-build/design-assist spanning a diverse array of challenging projects.

Position Description
Looking for a strong plumbing estimator. The Estimator for Mechanical Operations will prepare portions of contract proposal estimates for multi-disciplines (sheet metal, piping and plumbing). He/she will perform take-offs on systems, material and equipment according to applicable project plans and specifications, and/or per supervisor s instructions.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Interpret project specifications and drawings to determine scope of work and required contents of estimate.
  • Attend pre-bid meetings and/or tour job sites to confirm requisite take-offs.
  • Prepare estimates by calculating complete take-off of scope of work using QuickPen and EST-MEP estimating software.
  • Maintain files of working documents as back-up for estimate figures, including information on pricing from suppliers through direct contact, sales brochures, price lists, software uploads, etc.
  • Support other department personnel as required; may include preparing estimates in other disciplines.
  • Review design options and recommend best solution based on cost, engineering quality, or availability of materials.
  • Interpret or utilize design completion when drawing or design is incomplete. Seek assistance from in-house engineers when required.
  • Provide support to field operations regarding mechanical and plumbing estimates.

Skills, Knowledge, Qualifications & Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years estimating construction projects including HVAC, Plumbing, Hydronic piping systems or med gas systems
  • Proficient with QuickPen, EST-MEP or similar estimating software
  • Working knowledge of all three disciplines, estimating techniques and cost control
  • Ability to interpret computerized cost data and systems
  • Ability to perform detailed work and successfully meet deadlines
  • High school degree or equivalent; some technical training or advanced relevant education preferred. Must be knowledgeable of commercial Plumbing/Piping, HVAC systems
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Word and Excel software