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Posted: May 02nd 2024

Job Role:

Mechanical Estimator

Sector: Commercial Construction




$160,000 per annum + benefits


Reston, VA



The Role

As a mechanical estimator, your responsibilities include researching materials, sourcing options, labor, and permit costs for a given project. You collaborate with contractors, subcontractors, and vendors to compile appropriate estimates.

Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Specification and Design: You provide specifications and design for HVAC, plumbing, and fire protection systems within defined budgets for architectural projects.
    • Estimating Mechanical Systems: This involves assessing various components such as subway station ventilation equipment, HVAC, building automation, plumbing, hydronic systems, storm drainage, utilities, fire protection, and more.
    • Experience and Proficiency: You ideally have extensive experience in a similar role within the construction industry and develop proficiency in using company estimating systems and processes.
    • Estimate Types: You prepare different types of estimates, including order-of-magnitude, conceptual, feasibility, pre-design, budget, value engineering, control, definitive, and final Engineer’s estimates.
    • Project Size: You can estimate sections of larger projects or provide full estimates for smaller to mid-size projects.
    • Efficient Operation: Ensuring the efficient operation of all systems according to the Business Management System (BMS) is part of your responsibility.
    • Commercial Requirements: You analyze inquiry contents, extract commercial requirements, and communicate them to relevant departments.
    • Quantity Take-Offs: You perform quantity take-offs for materials and labor operations.

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  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (especially Excel and Outlook).
  • Familiarity with the construction industry.
  • Knowledge of fire protection and HVAC systems.
  • Understanding of plumbing.
  • Experience with company estimating systems and processes.
  • Planning and scheduling abilities.
  • 8+ years experience


  • Medical, dental and vision
  • 401k
  • 20% Bonus
  • + More !!!
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