An established Mechanical Contractor, located just east of Pittsburgh, PA, is seeking a Plumbing Estimator.
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, managers and design team representatives to review estimates, value engineering and project fit.
Responsible for reviewing the preliminary plans and architectural drawings for each project.
Review design plans and specifications to determine material and labor requirements and prepare itemized lists.
Visit construction sites, making note of the geographical features of the sites, 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.
Attend 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 projects 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 new projects or products.
Prepare and present requests for design information and bid qualifications.
Facilitate final estimate review sessions with management; as required.
HS Diploma and/or AS Degree required
2-5 years of related commercial plumbing estimating experience required; any HVAC estimating experience a plus
Solid knowledge of the construction process
Proficient with Quotesoft (or equivalent) for collecting detailed take-offs
Good computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe PDF, etc.
Must have a strong understanding of drawings and blueprints; AutoCAD experience highly desired
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
Excellent organization skills
Ability to multi-task
Ability to work effectively and efficiently under tight deadlines
Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships
Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4:30pm
Additional Salary Information: Pay rate depends on experience
About JH Technical Services, Inc.
JH Technical Services, Inc. / JH Staffing Services was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA. JH has become one of the area’s fastest growing and most respected staffing firms, and is focused on assisting both clients and candidates throughout the tri-state area. We offer contract, contract to hire, and permanent placement options. The industries that we specialize in include the following: Engineering, Architecture, Information Technology, Construction, Energy, Manufacturing, and Professional/Office. The Right Recruiter. The Right Measurements. The Right Candidates.