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Estimator - Plumbing & HVAC

Company: Sun Mechanical Contracting
Location: Oro Valley
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Job DescriptionJob Description
Estimators will be trained by and under the supervision of the Estimating Manager. This role includes involvement with all aspects of the bid process. Specifics include determining the required materials and equipment, sourcing options, labor requirements, and working with subcontractors and vendors to obtain accurate cost estimates for a given project.

Essential Functions:
- Interpret and analyze project documents regarding contract terms, construction specifications, engineered drawings, clarifications, and requirements
- Perform accurate labor and material takeoffs utilizing computerized estimating software
- Prepare request for information (RFI) documents
- Evaluate vendor and subcontractor quotations to ensure accuracy and compliance with project specifications
- Prepare detailed proposal documents outlining scope of work, project exclusions, proposed alternates, and clarifications to bid
- Prepare summary documents for awarded projects and assist Estimating Manager in conducting turnover meetings with Project Management team
- Assist and coordinate with Estimating Administrator on the following:
o Manage and maintain estimation bidding schedule/calendar
o Obtain and manage current bid documents - check daily for new releases of Addenda and Clarifications
o Create invitations to bid (ITBs) and identify relevant subcontractors and vendors for each specific project
- Perform on-site job walks and attend pre-bid meetings
- Monitor and track material costs in estimating software and from vendor quotes
- Establish and maintain positive relationships with customers, subcontractors, and vendors

Skill/Qualification Requirements:
- Microsoft Office - proficiency in Excel and Word required
- Microsoft Outlook
- Ability to read and understand blueprints and construction plans/documents
- Experience or knowledge of plumbing, mechanical piping, ductwork, and HVAC systems is preferred
- Associate degree (or higher) in construction or engineering related fields is preferred
- Computerized estimation software experience is preferred


  • Excellent time management skills
  • Self-motivated, detail oriented, organized, and able to both provide and follow direction
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills (oral and written), including the ability to successfully translate technical information to non-technical individuals

    Company DescriptionQuality Service. Quality Product. Quality People.

    As one of the largest mechanical contractors in the Southwest, Sun Mechanical fabricates, installs and maintains mechanical systems for hospitals, laboratories, universities, hotels, manufacturers, public utilities, defense contractors and others. We provide everything you need in one place: plumbing, piping, HVAC, fabricated sheet metal, fire protection and more. There is nothing we cannot handle.

    Over 40 years we have grown into one of the largest mechanical contractors in Arizona for one simple reason: we construct the highest quality projects, on time and on budget in a safe, professional manner. Our substantial in-house resources in manpower, experience and capabilities, are always provided with an unwavering commitment to the highest standards of quality.

    We are proud to say that our reputation reflects that commitment.Company DescriptionQuality Service. Quality Product. Quality People.\r\n\r\nAs one of the largest mechanical contractors in the Southwest, Sun Mechanical fabricates, installs and maintains mechanical systems for hospitals, laboratories, universities, hotels, manufacturers, public utilities, defense contractors and others. We provide everything you need in one place: plumbing, piping, HVAC, fabricated sheet metal, fire protection and more. There is nothing we cannot handle.\r\n\r\nOver 40 years we have grown into one of the largest mechanical contractors in Arizona for one simple reason: we construct the highest quality projects, on time and on budget in a safe, professional manner. Our substantial in-house resources in manpower, experience and capabilities, are always provided with an unwavering commitment to the highest standards of quality.\r\n\r\nWe are proud to say that our reputation reflects that commitment.

Keywords: Sun Mechanical Contracting, Oro Valley , Estimator - Plumbing & HVAC, Professions , Oro Valley, Arizona

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