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Plumbing Estimator

Posted Jun 13, 2018

Commercial mechanical contractor, located in Monroeville, PA, performing mechanical HVAC and Plumbing projects ranging in size from $50,000 to $10,000,000, is currently accepting resumes for the full time position of Plumbing Estimator. Job responsibilities listed below.

The primary function of an Estimator is to provide full and accurate estimating services on all types of construction projects assigned.


  • Quantify project quantities using on-screen and manual take off tools.
  • Periodically meet with owners and design team representatives to review estimates, value engineering, and constructability review.
  • Responsible to review the preliminary plans and architectural drawings for the project.
  • Review design plans and specifications to determine material and labor requirements and prepare itemized lists.
  • Visit the site of the construction, making note of the geographical features of the site, access to infrastructure (roads, electricity, sewer, etc.) and existing building conditions. Attend pre-bid site inspections and pre-bid meetings as required.
  • Take into account all the materials, equipment, labor, tools, and any other resources needed to complete construction. All of these details come together to make a comprehensive cost estimate for the construction project.
  • Preparation of bid documentation.
  • Attending post-bid and client negotiation meetings.
  • Preparation of various cost budgets.
  • Consult with clients, vendors, or other individuals to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with subcontractors, suppliers and equipment vendors.
  • Remain involved in a project to help maintain the profit margin and to handle any changes in the original estimates.
  • In addition to monetary costs, must take into account the duration, scope, and potential profitability of a new project or product.
  • Procurement and review of subcontractor and vendor bids.
  • Preparing and presenting requests for design information and bid qualifications.
  • Facilitating final estimate review sessions with management; as required.


  • 5-10 years experience in commercial plumbing
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Solid knowledge of the construction process
  • Good computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, email, Adobe PDF, some CAD experience a plus
  • Proficient with Quotesoft (or equivalent) for collecting detailed take-offs.
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships.
  • Ability to prepare estimates with minimum supervision.
  • Knowledge to perform HVAC estimates a plus

Full Benefits Provided, Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

Please forward resume to bryan.demor@ajdemor.com

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