Commercial HVAC Estimator

Location San Diego
Contact name: Eric Dickerson

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Job ref: 5750
Published: 9 months ago

Job Title: Commercial HVAC Estimator

Location: San Diego, CA

Job Description:

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.