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Plumbing Estimator

Key components in this role include developing cost estimates for design/build and plan & spec jobs through analyzing blueprints and customer specifications.

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Plumbing Estimator Requirements & Responsibilities

Position Summary

Key components in this role include developing cost estimates for design/build and plan & spec jobs through analyzing blueprints and customer specifications.

Essential Job Functions

To perform this position successfully, the following responsibilities must be performed satisfactorily. These functions are representative, but not all-inclusive, of what is necessary to succeed in this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential job functions. The following responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work required schedule and hours needed to meet deadlines and support efforts of entire estimation team
  • Take off plumbing systems, equipment, and materials with estimating software, to develop estimated labor and material costs
  • Review and understand plans and specifications
  • Review documents and identify project bid requirements, scope of work, critical schedule and sequences, non-standard work conditions, cost impacts, material and equipment data, safety and compliance requirements, risk management and special requirements
  • Work on plumbing details, system sizing/calculations/capacities; equipment selections, best plumbing and design practices, design and coordination drawings, code compliance and related design data
  • Will be trained on internal software used to estimate projects
  • Prepare proposal and/or bid submittal documents for plan and spec projects and assist with design/build documents
  • Facilitate hand off of project and estimate information to a Project Manager
  • Attend pre-bid meetings
  • Work with contractors on yes bids to gather all information needed to move forward
  • Assist project managers with change orders and other budget changes
  • Keep current and up to date with computer software updates
  • Participate in company training programs and attend authorized external conferences or seminars as required to keep current in company and industry standards and operating procedures
  • Perform any special assignments, additional projects, or other job-related duties as may be necessary to carry out the responsibilities of this position as required by the executive team

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • College degree and/or equivalent work experience
  • Prior estimating experience in mechanical contracting preferred but not required
  • Working knowledge of computers, MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and internet resources
  • Prior experience with Estimation Software preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills
  • Strong organizational skills; able to manage multiple responsibilities and utilize time effectively to meet deadlines
  • Works well as part of a team and on self-managed projects with little or no supervision
  • Willing to take direction in a positive and professional manner
  • Attention to detail and meticulous follow through; experience in handling sensitive and confidential information
  • Individual with a professional demeanor that seeks excellence in job performance
  • Ability to work well with internal and external customers

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance

Work Location: In person

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