Plumbing Estimator

Pittsburgh, PA

Industry: Construction Job Number: Req-4001 Pay Rate: Negotiable

Job Description

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.

Job Requirements


  • 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

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