Job Title: Commercial HVAC Estimator
Location: San Diego, CA
We are seeking a talented Commercial HVAC Estimator to join our team in San Diego, CA. This full-time, in-house position requires a candidate with a stable, local work history and at least 5 years of experience in commercial HVAC estimating. Familiarity with Trimble Autobid or similar on-screen takeoff (OST) software is essential. Experience in labs, high-tech facilities, hospitals, and pharmaceutical projects is highly desirable.
- Prepare comprehensive cost estimates for commercial HVAC projects based on construction drawings, specifications, and other documentation.
- Utilize Trimble Autobid or similar OST software to generate precise and competitive estimates.
- Review plans, specifications, proposals, and other documentation to prepare bid estimates for projects.
- Develop itemized lists and forecasts to comprehend material and labor requirements.
- Cooperate with engineers, architects, owners, and contractors on changes and adjustments to cost estimates.
- Cultivate relationships with key vendors to ensure competitive pricing and superior service for each project.
- Provide consultation on project planning (schedules, manpower needs, etc.) as required.
- Attend pre-bid meetings, site visits, and project meetings as needed.
- Minimum 5 years of commercial HVAC estimating experience.
- Proficiency in Trimble Autobid or similar OST software.
- Prior experience with labs, high-tech facilities, hospitals, and pharmaceutical projects is a plus.
- Ability to interpret computerized cost data and systems.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Strong analytical and critical thinking skills, with high accuracy in calculations and attention to detail.
- Must possess a valid driver's license.
- Local applicants with a stable work history are preferred.