Senior Estimator - Mechanical

Design Build and Construction San Antonio, Texas Hudson, Massachusetts


ECC is seeking a construction Mechanical Estimator at the mid or senior level with solid vertical construction experience with large scale HVAC, piping and plumbing projects. This position is primarily responsible for assisting in the timely development of accurate project cost estimates for prime federal government construction projects.  The position can be filled in either our San Antonio, TX or Hudson, MA office locations.

In this position you will:

  • Develop effective price strategies, primarily for mechanical 
  • As needed, request resources to complete estimating activities
  • Serve as a subject matter expert in problem resolution during the estimating phase of the project
  • Lead value-engineering activities as appropriate, promoting innovations in bid approach
  • Ensure that work breakdown structure is created accurately and covers all aspects of the project
  • Assist with Project Initiation Plan
  • Collaborate with the Estimating Manager in leading the Estimating Team and ensure team coordination and productivity
  • As needed prepare Request for Quote (RFQ), Request for Proposal (RFP), quantity takeoffs, and final estimate documentation in accordance with Company standards and practices
  • Ensure that vendor and sub inquiries receive timely and accurate response
  • Review completed estimates for accuracy and thoroughness
  • Accurately conduct statistical analysis to effectively assess risk and develop scenarios (best case, worst case, & most likely) during the bid development process
  • Ensure that risks are explained thoroughly with supporting evidence
  • Conduct final analysis and review of self-perform and subcontracted estimates
  • Lead bid review meetings with credibility by ensuring that a strong business case is communicated to members of management and project team
  • Provide justifications for calculations, clarify questions regarding the bid content, and explain recommended approach
  • Provide technical support to the Estimating staff in bid review meetings
  • Work with Operations to troubleshoot project problems to minimize cost impacts to the company
  • Prepare executive summaries for senior management status reports
  • Provide mentoring, direction, and subject matter expertise to junior level Estimating staff
  • As requested, participate in employment interviews and make hiring recommendations
  • As needed, provide performance feedback regarding junior level Estimating staff
  • In addition to the accountabilities above, other responsibilities, tasks, and deliverables may be assigned to the incumbent of this position
  • Skilled managing workloads with competing, multiple parameters and deadlines
  • Proven success synthesizing technical data in summary format
  • Demonstrated success in teaching others estimating concepts, processes, and requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to assess risk and make consistently successful recommendations on the management of risk
  • Skilled in effectively utilizing industry estimating software
  • Competent in using Microsoft Office products, email systems, and internet
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Five years of progressive work experience in estimating for large construction projects.
  • Strong capabilities and experience with mechanical estimating for vertical construction projects.
  • Education: A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance, Engineering, Construction Management, or closely related field is required. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for this requirement.
  • Effective immediately, we will require all newly-hired employees in the US to be vaccinated for COVID-19 to the extent allowable by state laws.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Certified Estimating Professional (CEP) designation
  • Knowledge of scheduling, project management, and budget related concepts
  • Previous leadership of estimating teams on large complex MEP estimates
  • Prior estimating experience in international construction projects
  • Experience with large government and / or EPC contracts

ECC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact TeleSign HR at [email protected] This email address is reserved solely for job seekers with disabilities requesting accessibility assistance or an accommodation in the job application process. Please do not email about the status of your job application if you do not require accessibility assistance or an accommodation. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or non-disability related technical issues, will not receive a response.