Job Purpose: Responsible for organizing and managing estimates to secure mechanical construction and retrofit projects meet company plan objectives. Responsibilities include providing complete and timely trade cost estimates, including take-off, labor productivity adjustments and risk assessments.
Primary Job Duties: • Recommends which bids to pursue based on a mixture of quantitative and qualitative information. • Develop and maintain relationships with customers, general contractors and internal strategic business partners. • Work with the business development team to develop successful bid strategies including estimates and budgets from plan specifications and conceptual information inclusive of scope narratives and schematic construction documentation • Review of construction documents for completeness, accuracy and cost / constructability. • Develop project estimates for a variety of mechanical systems based upon conceptual and/or schematic descriptions of scope for commercial plumbing, HVAC piping, and sheet metal and major design build projects. • Prepare pre-designing documentation and budgeting for customers. • Conduct risk and opportunity analysis • Conduct “take-offs” pricing, general administrative and subcontractor cost analysis and the final estimation summary • Reviews “take-off” and develops complete estimates for bidding. • Prepare and distribute scope letters RFP’s / RFQ’s to customers/prospective bidders • Solicit, receive, analyze, and check for completeness for any outside subcontractor quotations such as fire protection, temperature control, thermal insulation, plumbing, electrical, and other trades when not performed by Bruner • When appropriate, consult with internal design/build engineers to identify value engineering cost saving items when appropriate • Participate/attend job walks • Mentor and coach developing estimators
Knowledge, Skills & Education Qualifications: Technical skills and education: • 10+ years progressive experience in the mechanical contracting industry estimating commercial plumbing, HVAC piping, and sheet metal projects up to and exceeding $10,000,000. • 5+ years of recent experience in conceptual estimating of projects $5.0 million and larger, is a plus • Excellent knowledge of HVAC, plumbing and process piping, hydronics, sheet metal, refrigeration, mechanical codes, equipment, materials, and installation process in pre-construction, new construction, design/build, value engineering and other services are offered by Bruner
• Working knowledge of Trimble AutoBid (Quickpen) (Mechanical and Sheet Metal) and experience preparing accurate budget estimates from conceptual and schematic information • Familiarity and experience with other estimating resources for validation of unit pricing and component cost analysis. • BA in Mechanical Engineering or construction related field or equivalent relevant experience. 5 years or more field experience is a plus. • Excellent written and oral communication. Personal and organizational skills include:
• Attention to detail; observant; accomplishes task accurately the first time; does not let things fall through the cracks • Provides the information people need to know to do their jobs and make accurate decisions; is timely with information • Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect. • Uses time effectively and efficiently; sets priorities; separates the critical few from the trivial many and concentrates his/her efforts accordingly • Readily accessible, always available; responses to all emails, telephone messages and requests within 24 hours with results or status update • Bottom-line oriented • Picks up on technical things quickly; • Makes good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, experience, and judgment; sought out by other for advice and solutions • Proactively identifies problems; can see underlying or hidden problems and patterns • Conceptual in thinking, understands how different problems or concepts relate to one another • Is able to develop conceptual estimates during the pre-design phase. • Assists others to advance their knowledge and skills by providing advice, encouragement, and feedback. Computer skills: • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access Database) • Trimble Autobid Mechanical (Quick Pen) Estimating Software • Trimble Autobid Sheet Metal (Quickpen) Estimating Software • QuoteExpress / Quotesoft Estimating Software
BRUNER CORPORATION is Central Ohio’s largest mechanical contractor providing innovative solutions for construction, engineering, service, building automation and energy management. For over 55 years, we have been a leader in the industry, and have continually strived to provide high quality and value added services to our clients.