Plumbing / HVAC Estimator

  • Tampa, FL
  • Direct Hire
  • Job ID: CA135-2688891

Mechanical (Plumbing / HVAC) Estimator

Titles: Estimator, Senior Estimator, Lead Estimator, Estimating Manager, Chief Estimator  

Trades: HVAC-wet side, HVAC-air side, Commercial Plumbing, Industrial Piping, BAC/Controls


  • Prepare timely cost analysis using on-screen computer estimating software; calculating labor, equipment, subcontractors, materials, and other costs.

  • Review bid documents for upcoming projects as well as large change-order requests.

  • Develop value engineering strategies.

  • Build and maintain Quickpen/Trimble Autobid pricing information.

  • Maintain productivity rate and material pricing 

  • Review and understand all project bid requirements and send bid information to subcontractors and vendors.

  • Assist in vendor quotes for new projects  

  • Prepare financial analyses of upcoming projects using value engineering to ensure customer satisfaction, including compliance with all state and federal standards.

  • Generate and review concise and informative SOW statements.

  • Attend pre-bid meetings and understand SOW with limited information.

  • Create effective and efficient bids


  • Work in estimating department of a medium or large commercial mechanical contractor

  • Experience in mechanical estimating of mechanical systems for medium or large commercial mechanical/plumbing construction companies.

  • Thorough knowledge of estimating both Design-Build, Design-Bid-Build, Negotiated, and Plan-Spec projects, and ability to read and interpret CAD, Revit and construction documents.

  • Produce accurate, timely and competitive estimates that can provide a reasonable profit 

  • Local stable work history and strong recommendations/ referrals from former colleagues


  • Bachelor’s in mechanical engineering or construction management

  • Plumbing, Pipefitting, and or sheet metal field experience

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