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Mechanical Estimator

Company: ColdTech Refrigeration, LLC
Location: Waxahachie
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

We are seeking a motivated, results-driven---Mechanical Estimator---to join RLP Mechanical Contractors, LLC.---The candidate must possess the ability to manage a dynamic project bid listwhile working closely with the executive, project management and field management teams to develop proposals in a booming market. To be successful in this position you must be intimately familiar with HVAC and plumbing systems and possess working knowledge of the general building systems across all divisions.This position will develop and provide mechanical estimates our target customers and the team, including calculation of material quantities, developing routine estimating scope narratives and scope sheets, communicating with the subcontracting market, and compiling data for evaluation and use in bid proposal estimates. Our fundamental principal at RLP Mechanical Contractors, LLC is Quality Without Compromise. -That starts with high quality, complete take-offs, estimates and proposals. -Integrity is everything in our business and it drives repeat business. -If you thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment, with excellent benefits and an awesome culture, we want you to apply today!Responsibilities

  • Reviews bid opportunities and outline winning bid strategies, risk profile, and assessment of competition for multiple concurrent pursuits in support of go/no-go decisions.
  • Prepare estimates to include preparation of complete itemized conceptual estimates.
  • Communicate mechanical scopes of work to subcontractors and suppliers in the preparation of comprehensive estimates.
  • Reviews bid opportunity docs (RFP, Plans, and Specs) to develop quantity take-offs, analyses, estimates, and studies for all mechanical and plumbing items incorporated in the assigned scope.
  • Produce Mechanical & Plumbing estimates.
  • Use Trimble AutoBid Estimating software for plumbing and sheet metal take offs and estimates.
  • Work with operations to facilitate general conditions and general requirements items are properly addressed in the estimate.
  • Work with designers in the development of concept designs where necessary.
  • Manage time and resources to ensure the timely completion of accurate estimates.
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with owners, general contractors, and subcontractors/vendors.
  • Effectively communicate with executive staff in bid reviews regarding the scope, schedule, market research, risk, and competition profiles.
  • Assist construction operational teams with project buyouts and large change events.
  • Assist with the development of estimating procedures, guidelines, and lessons learned.
  • Gather and analyze bid data for all projects in the historical cost database.
  • Communicate estimates and scopes of work to subcontractors, colleagues, architects, engineers, and clients.
  • Prepare quantity take-offs, analyses, estimates, and studies for all mechanical and plumbing items incorporated in the assigned scope from conceptual design through completed construction documents. Preliminary design work may be required to complete conceptual estimates.
  • Develop working relationships with local material suppliers and equipment vendors in order to solicit accurate and current pricing of plumbing fixtures, HVAC equipment, piping sheet metal material, distribution equipment, and miscellaneous material pricing.
  • Develop working relationships with local sub-contractors (insulators, electricians, controls, rigging, crane companies, etc) in order to build and maintain a list of qualified bidders for all projects.
  • Work together with operations staff, leadership team and project management to ensure that general conditions and general requirements items are properly addressed in the estimate, including, but not limited to, items such as temporary heating and cooling.
  • Be adept at communicating the interrelationship between engineering systems and required architectural modifications.
  • Coordinate equipment pricing with the company logistics for mechanical and plumbing estimates.
  • Participate in estimate reviews with the design team and client.
  • Participate in project hand-off to Operations to ensure proper transfer of knowledge from Preconstruction to Operations,
  • Prepare scope requisitions for the bidding/procurement of mechanical and plumbing systems.
  • Lead the evaluation of subcontractor proposals relative to their scope of work. Determine scope coverage and manage the risk of scope gaps.
  • Assist project staff in evaluating large change orders.
  • Gather and analyze mechanical and plumbing bid data for all projects using our system breakdown sheets. Maintain historical cost database.Qualifications
  • Mechanical and plumbing estimating experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience.
  • Degree Preferred
  • Outstanding knowledge of planning, scheduling, hiring, budgeting, and job costing.
  • Deep knowledge of mechanical and plumbing construction materials, means, and methods.
  • Fundamental understanding of general commercial construction, means, and methods.
  • Strong management, interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills.
  • Ability to perform difficult and complex estimating activities typical to the engineering and construction industry.
  • Ability to work with engineering drawings and specifications.
  • Understand the sequence of construction activities and efficient trade flows.
  • Ability to look at any construction project and break down the entire project into the required individual material components.
  • Self-motivated team player.
  • Prior mechanical and plumbing experience is preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite.
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret contract documents, drawings, specifications, scopes of work, and project schedules.
  • Must be skilled in prioritizing, problem-solving, multi-tasking, and organizing.
  • Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • As a condition of employment, you may be required to pass a pre-employment drug screening and have acceptable references and background check results.Working Environment:Job is performed in a combination of office and outdoor site locations. The office setting requires extensive use of a computer, keyboard, and mouse. Outdoor settings include walking, driving, and carrying supplies throughout all seasons with exposure to heat and cold conditions. -Physical Requirements:This position requires the ability to maneuver around work sites, see, hear, and verbally communicate with co-workers and clients. Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining the physical condition necessary for bending, stooping, sitting, walking, or standing for prolonged periods of time; frequent opportunities to move about and to work outside the office environment for extended periods involving exposure to the elements with weather that will include extreme heat, cold, wind, rain or other inclement weather, walking over rough and uneven surfaces, and routine lifting of up to 35 pounds. If required, must properly use personal protective equipment (PPE) at all times including but not limited to; hard hats, eye protection, respiratory protection, and hearing protection. Must maintain a constant state of mental alertness at all times. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • We pay weekly! -Affordable, full coverage medical, dental, and vision insurance7 paid holidays Paid Time Off & increases based on experience.Aggressive 401(k) industry-leading company match -Mental health, wellness, finance, and legal Employee Assistance Program -Powered by JazzHR

Keywords: ColdTech Refrigeration, LLC, Dallas , Mechanical Estimator, Professions , Waxahachie, Texas

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