General Summary

Responsible for estimating assigned projects and the upkeep of estimating systems.

Principal Responsibility

  • Develops a bid schedule in consultation with Department Head.  Responsible for procuring and returning plans for projects to estimate.
  •  Prepares project estimates in a timely manner by engaging in detailed and accurate plan take-off, and solicitation of appropriate material, equipment and sub-contractor pricing.
  • Updates material pricing and labor rates on regular intervals to reflect recent changes.
  • Responsible for maintaining estimating system, including software.
  •  Prices change orders on large projects.
  •  Evaluates bid results to track pricing levels.  Maintains project bid database for future reference.
  •  Coordinates with the CADD department to insure that the installation drawings are the same or similar to the estimated drawings.
  • Evaluates completed job costs against estimated budgeted costs to aid in future estimating.
  • Develops “rules of thumb” estimating techniques and criteria for budget estimating.
  • Coordinates bidding with relevant Hooper department(s) on common and/or team based projects.
  • Interacts with shop and field personnel to develop better understanding of fabrication and installation techniques to aid in estimating.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Minimum two years technical education in engineering field, construction management coursework or completion of apprenticeship in a respective discipline.  Prior estimating experience in the plumbing / piping industry preferred.
  • Analytical and problem solving, strong interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills.
  • General computer skills required with a good working knowledge of Excel, Microsoft Word, Outlook and a good understanding of CAD/BIM software technology.
  • Scope Data (budget accountability, operating revenues, organizational unit responsibility, number of employees supervised, other pertinent numeric data):
  • Wide range of project budgets.
  • 120 – 200 estimates per year based on size.

Description of physical working environment

  • Works in normal office environment and makes site visits when necessary, requiring driving personal vehicle.  When in the office, regularly works from a sitting or standing position with a computer.  Repetitive typing and computer use required.  Regular bending, twisting, and light lifting is common.
  • Visits construction site in all kinds of weather to survey site conditions.
  • Ability to climb up and down ladders and steps on site is required.