• Estimator - Mechanical Construction

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  • Overview

    Walbridge is looking for a Mechanical Estimator to prepare contract proposal estimates for mechanical work, including the determination of applicable project plans and specifications.


    We want you to join our team.


    Through industry-leading innovation our company has forged a legacy of quality and safety since our founding in 1916.


    “We build living monuments that transcend our time on earth” – John Rakolta Jr. CEO of Walbridge.


    What we offer you:

    • Career planning, development & growth
    • Outstanding training programs

    Why choose Walbridge:

    • Large organization with award-winning projects, yet small enough for you to have an impact
    • Strong values which are the foundation of our growth for over 100 years
    • International, regional and local recognition for stand-out projects, safety, sustainability, culture, wellness and diversity practices



    • Review proposal specifications and drawings to determine scope of work and required contents of estimate.
    • Develop a complete job general conditions estimate
    • Prepare mechanical estimates by calculating complete takeoff of scope of work. Prepare preliminary schedules and competitive bids
    • Maintain files of working documents as back-up for estimate figures, including current (accurate) information on prices from suppliers through direct contact, sales brochures, price lists, etc.
    • May review design options and recommend best solution based on cost, engineering quality, or availability of materials.
    • Lean Construction Initiatives (elimination of waste, 5S, logistics)
    • Interpret bid documents (drawings, technical specifications, front end documents, etc. to determine scope of work and contents of estimate
    • Write Requests for Information
    • Prepare budgets, bulletin estimates and process bulletins
    • Prepare an estimate review which includes overhead and profit
    • Plan and develop a project schedule from bid document information and effectively communicate it
    • Develop and implement a successful Design/Build bidding strategy
    • Understand design risks associated with Design Build for both designer and major subcontractors
    • Prepare estimates by calculating complete takeoff of scope of work
    • Develop a Bid Package procurement strategy for a project
    • Manage/coordinate design to a budget
    • Review design options and recommend best solution based on cost, engineering quality, and/or availability of materials
    • Develop and implement a successful CM proposal Strategy
    • Knowledge of contract structure and law that is sufficient to properly evaluate subcontractor’s requests for revisions to “standard” language
    • Understanding of Insurance and bonding issues as it relates to both standard (GC & CM) and special (Design-Build, full service, etc.) contracts
    • Negotiate extra work quotations with Customers
    • Perform additional assignments per supervisor’s direction.



    • 4 year engineering degree or equivalent combinations technical training and/or experience.
    • 5+ years estimating and/or engineering experience
    • Mechanical design build experience
    • Advanced knowledge of plumbing, HVAC, heavy process piping and estimating techniques and cost control, plus ability to interpret computerized cost data and systems essential. Read specifications and drawings.
    • Process piping experience should include high pressure heavy wall piping systems, code piping and refinery piping.
    • Knowledge of Water & wastewater treatment work is a plus.
    • Communication, presentation, and teaching skills (written / oral)
    • Knowledge of the Construction Specifications Institute’s (CSI) divisions, Federal, State and Local Health and Safety regulations and how they affect the cost of a project
    • Be able to cultivate strong relationships with the local and regional mechanical subcontractor market


    Walbridge is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, status as an individual with a disability, military, or protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. We prohibit discrimination in decision concerning career development, recruitment, hiring, compensation, benefits, training, termination, promotions, or any other condition of employment.


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