Plumbing/HVAC Estimator

Location San Diego
Contact name: Eric Dickerson

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Job ref: 6519
Published: 8 months ago

Job Description: Plumbing/HVAC Estimator

Location: San Diego, CA

Position Type: Full-time

Company Overview:

Set against the vibrant backdrop of San Diego, CA, our firm stands as a cornerstone in the Plumbing and HVAC industry. Built on dedication, excellence, and reliability principles, we have consistently set benchmarks for quality and performance. In alignment with our mission to remain at the forefront of our sector, we are eager to welcome a seasoned Plumbing/HVAC Estimator to our esteemed team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Review and interpret project specifications, blueprints, and technical drawings to generate detailed, accurate, competitive estimates for plumbing and HVAC projects.
  • Collaborate with project managers, engineers, and vendors to gather the necessary information and ensure the project scope and client requirements are aligned.
  • Utilize Trimble Autobid or similar OST software to maximize accuracy and efficiency in the estimation process.
  • Provide clear and detailed breakdowns of estimates, including labor, materials, equipment, and other related costs.
  • Engage in pre-bid reviews, ensuring all aspects of the bid are complete and following company standards.
  • Stay updated with the latest industry trends, pricing, and product developments to ensure our estimates are both competitive and comprehensive.
  • Establish positive relationships with suppliers, contractors, and clients, facilitating smooth communication and negotiation processes.
  • Participate in post-bid reviews and feedback sessions, aiming for continuous improvement in the estimating process.


  • Residency in or near San Diego, CA, supported by a consistent and commendable work history.
  • Minimum of 5 years of commercial plumbing and HVAC estimating experience.
  • Proficiency in using Trimble Autobid or equivalent OST software.
  • Thorough understanding of plumbing and HVAC systems, with a sharp eye for detail in analyzing project requirements and potential challenges.
  • Exceptional communication skills, facilitating clear dialogues with internal teams, clients, and vendors.