Mechanical Estimator

  (#8407) - Ontario (Canada)
Industry: Construction Management
Industry: General Contractors

The Mechanical Estimator is responsible for estimating mechanical requirements for purchased, leased equipment or portions of contract prosposal estimates



The Mechanical Estimator is responsible for estimating mechanical requirements for purchased, leased equipment or portions of contract proposal estimates. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following; however, other duties may be assigned.  Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Participates in the estimating process

Reviews safety requirements, solicits suppliers and subcontractors, prepares quantity surveys, and prepares preliminary construction schedules

Assists in the preparation/coordination of cost estimates

Prepares quantity take-off of materials, identifies subcontracted work as required in the bid tendering process

Reviews proposal specifications and drawings to determine scope of work

Prepares mechanical and piping estimations from process flow sheets and process/piping and instrumentation diagrams

Prepares labour hour calculations and crew durations for costing

Prepares quantity take-offs for costing as well for tendering budgetary pricing

Assists with inputs for project scope change estimates

Participates in preliminary pricing of quantities and assists with preparing general & special conditions cost estimate

Reviews bonding and insurance requirements under the direction of the Senior Project Manager, Mechanical

Attends meetings, including pre-tender, bid strategy, pricing review and subcontractor scope review meetings

Understands the labour requirements of the project

Obtain labour rates and appropriate “add-ons” (e.g. labour burdens, small tools, insurances, and bonding) to be used in preliminary pricing of quantities

Assists on Bid Day with the solicitation of subcontractors/suppliers and bid analysis

Assists the Senior Project Manager, Mechanical deliver bid before specified closing time, and maintains confidentiality of subcontractor/supplier bid pricing

Participates in turn-over meetings to Operations

Participates in buy-out process on successful bids, under the direction of the Senior Project Manager, Mechanical

Develops and maintains relationships with key subcontractors and suppliers to ensure competitive pricing

Interprets project drawings and specifications, analyzes blueprints, specifications, proposals and other documentation

Addresses addendums, change orders, etc.

Performs customer follow-up of proposals

Develops familiarity with Company Cost Control systems

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

Recognizes safety as a top priority of the organization
Wears personal protective equipment on the project site
Adheres to Alberici Quality Management System
Adheres to policies and procedures
Delivers professional customer service
Adopts a teamwork approach and willingly supports coworkers
Management Responsibilities

Periodically acts as Estimating Team Leader on smaller scope projects, including directing all estimating efforts and interacting with key leadership throughout organization.

Education, Experience, and Skills

Post-secondary degree/diploma in Mechanical Engineering and 8 years related estimating experience in heavy industrial construction or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Previous site experience is an asset.

Technical and Mental Skills

Practices good communication skills
Reads, analyzes and interprets documents such as operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
Writes routine reports and correspondence
Interprets a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
Applies concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations
Defines problems, collects data, establishes facts, and draws valid conclusions
Interprets an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deals with several abstract and concrete variables
Effectively presents information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

C.E.T. and/or GSC or other relevant certifications are encouraged

Physical Demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this role.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to meet these demands.

Regularly required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  Frequently required to stand and sit.  Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, colour vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The office work environment provides a safe and healthy environment, is adequately heated and cooled, is free from exposure and extreme conditions, has appropriate lighting and office furnishings, and is smoke-free and drug-free.  When completing project site visits, employee may be exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and outside weather conditions.

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