Hoar Construction Mechanical Estimator in Birmingham, Alabama
Mechanical Estimator (017442)
Job Title:Mechanical Estimator
Number of Openings:1
Job Type (Employment Type):Full Time
The Mechanical Estimator is responsible for conceptual budgeting and detailed estimating of HVAC, plumbing, and related systems (including process-specific systems). This position will also be expected to handle related thermal energy distribution, site drainage, roof drainage collection systems, sanitary sewerage, and domestic / fire water system utilities and infrastructure.This position will work alongside other HPM team members to anticipate and fully account for scope of work related to mechanical systems when performing early conceptual budgeting as well as when assembling detailed estimates based on construction drawings and specifications. This role will support multiple preconstruction managers within HPM. As such, candidates should have experience handling multiple concurrent projects.The Mechanical Estimator should have an extensive knowledge of the equipment, components, materials, labor productivity, performance criteria, and overall system designs to insure HPM is able to adequately forecast the cost of mechanical systems.
The Mechanical Estimator must be capable of performing conceptual budgeting (based on little information) as well as detailed estimates for a wide range of projects and system types. Due to frequent work with public bids, the Mechanical Estimator will be expected to perform these duties with minimal assistance from the subcontractor and supplier community.In this role, you may be required to travel up to 10% of the time.
Responsibilities:Provide cost budgets for plumbing and HVAC systems including planning quantity survey, sub/vendor solicitation, preparation of scope sheets, estimate preparation, review ,and presentation.Provide all estimating project support related specifically to plumbing and HVAC systems.Prepare and maintain the Mechanical Systems project estimates and related Value Engineering options.Effectively communicate with manufacturers, vendors, general contractors and owners throughout the preconstruction process, build relationships, evaluates proposals and ensures accuracy of scope of work and pricing.Confer with manufacturers, vendors, general contractors, owners and HPM team members on changes and adjustments to cost estimates.Solicits and maintains communication with subcontractors and vendors.Review drawings and plans for conflicting dimensions, elevations and discrepancies. Highlight any issues.Review plans and specification to prepare quantity surveys utilizing both 2-dimentional and 3-dimentional quantity survey tools.Researches and communicates to HPM team members changes in industry trends, new technologies/materials, energy code requirement changes, relevant commodity pricing fluctuations, and labor issues.Provides conceptual cost budgets and often iterative detailed cost estimates based on the level of design documentation available for a given project phase.
Bachelor's Degree in Building Science, Construction Mgmt, Mechanical Engineering or related field
10-15 years of experience within a Pre-construction/Estimating environment, working with large commercial or industrial projects specifically focused on HVAC, plumbing systems process, piping and utilities.Advanced knowledge of principles and practices of construction cost estimating, value engineering, conceptual budgeting, and scheduling.Proficient in MS Office, estimating and scheduling software; Experience with BIM software and Trimble AutoBid (or similar software) preferred.
Valid Drivers' License Required
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