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October 10

Senior Estimator

  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Direct Hire
  • Job ID: ce7b5bce-894e-4b01-9e6b-07fc2911ca22

The senior estimator is responsible for preparing and/or coordinating the preparation of full estimates on large and complex projects as required by client’s documents and provides complete conceptual and total bid price.

The senior estimator will perform the same duties as the Mechanical Estimator and / or Plumbing Estimator and work with the Estimating Manager to ensure the project bid estimates are complete and comply with the bid documents. 




        Review all project drawings and specifications necessary to understand the requirements of the project.

        Prepare Invitations to Bid for vendors and subcontractors as determined to be required as necessary for the project based on the review of project drawings and specifications.

        Prepare and provide the required Material Profiles for each piping system required in estimate based on the review of the bid documents, for the Project Bid Set-up Form.

        Make necessary verbal contact with vendors and subcontractors to secure the necessary quotations in a timely manner.

        Solicits and maintains communication with subcontractors and vendors.

        Ensure having the proper coverage from subcontractors and vendors on bid day.

        Perform 3D On-Screen Digital Take-offs on pipe, valves, fittings, for plumbing piping systems.

        Perform electronic Digital Take-off for Plumbing Equipment quantity take-offs for plumbing fixtures,  medical equipment, and Lab equipment for the preparation of bid.

        Provide Detailed Quantity Take-Off Surveys, produce Material & Labor Pivot Summaries, and Equipment Quantity Surveys utilizing Estimating Software, BlueBeam, or other software as technology advances.

        Work with the Estimating Team to Assemble Data for Estimates and Proposals.

        Prepare and fill out Excel Bid Sheets with all necessary required description of materials, equipment and associated pricing, and corresponding Labor Units.

        Develop and submit RFI's as necessary for clarifications to properly price the project.

        Ensure adequate subcontractor coverage has been obtained and there is interest in the project.

        Transmit addenda and other bid information to subcontractors through Procore managed by the Estimating Administrative Assistant.

        Ensures that subs and vendors are aware of and commit to the project schedule, addendums, and front-end documents provided by Design Team, Owners, Construction Managers, General Contractors.

        Organize Excel Bid Worksheets, quotations from vendors & subcontractors in both the electronic and Hard Copy Bid Folders by Trade specific information.

        Prepare Project Bid Proposal using company standard proposal form, and other electronic bid forms required by owner, construction manager, and/or general contractors

        Assist Estimating Team with the composition of proposals and scope of work details to be performed.

        Save Vendor & Subcontractor Quotes as soon as they are received.

        File all Emails to a Job Specific Folder in Outlook

        Build relationships with subcontractors, suppliers, and customers.

        Visit job sites when needed to get a better understanding of project scope and/or overall trade specific practices.

        Assist Estimating Team with the Delivery of Sealed Bids to Owner’s & General Contractors when necessary.

        Willing to assist with other tasks that arise as needed.

        Bring optimization to work every day.

        Always be in control of your destiny.

        Never stop learning.

        Confidentiality is essential.




For consideration, candidates must have fifteen or more years of estimating experience, as well as relevant experience or a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant course of study.


·         Perform 3D Estimating Software Autodesk ESTmep

·         Senior Mechanical Estimator – Wet / Dry / Refrigeration / Ductwork / Piping

·         Must have knowledge of:

·         BMS Control

·         Mechanical Insulation Services

·         Major HVAC Equipment – Chillers / Cooling Towers / Pumps

·         Piping – CHW, CW, HHW, Refrigeration, Natural Gas, LP Gas, Steam, Steam Condensate, A/C Condensate, Glycol

·         Ductwork and Duct Accessories

·         Senior Plumbing Estimator – All Plumbing Piping Systems

·         Must have knowledge of:

·         Plumbing Fixtures

·         Plumbing Equipment Pumps & Tanks

·         Plumbing Equipment

·         Piping - Sanitary, Storm, Potable & Non Potable Water, Medical Gases, Natural Gas & LP Gas, Acid Waste, Grease Waste, A/C Condensate



        Ability to build a mutually beneficial partnership with the Estimating Manager.

        Extensive knowledge of computer software (Microsoft Office Suite).

        High level of collaboration skills to work with other members of the Estimating Department.

        Ability to operate most standard office equipment.

        Attention to detail in composing, typing and proofing materials, establishing priorities, and meeting deadlines.

        Good to excellent spelling, grammar and written communication skills.

        Excel in time management skills

        Good to excellent follow up skills.

        On Screen Itemized Take Off

        Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

        Must know Microsoft Office products including Word and Excel.

        Must be self-motivated and punctual.

        Bilingual a plus, but not required

        Must be able to manage multiple tasks.

        Excellent follow up skills both internally and externally.

        Must be able to perform HARD BID and Conceptual Budget Estimates.

        Computer Savvy - must be able to run Autodesk ESTmep 3D Software or the ability to learn Software. 

        Must be proficient with the use of MS Excel and MS Word.


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