Mechanical Estimator
Austin, TX  / Houston, TX  / San Antonio, TX 
Posted 15 days ago
Job Description
Bartlett Cocke General Contractors is currently seeking a Mechanical Estimator to join our team! The Mechanical Estimator will be someone who can effectively provide preconstruction estimating for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Plumbing, and Fire Sprinkler Systems for highly complex construction projects. 

Ideally, we would like for this position to be based out of our Austin, TX office; however, we are open to someone sitting in our Austin, San Antonio, or Houston, TX office(s) since this position would have the ability to support all of our commercial company locations (San Antonio, Austin, Houston). 

- Estimating and Cost Analysis:
  • Lead the mechanical portion of estimates and ensure that scopes are coordinated and complete.
  • Review and understand narratives, plans and specifications to ensure alignment between pricing and the scope of work. 
  • Develop conceptual estimates based on limited information at all phases of the project design progression.
  • Participate in the development and review of design alternatives, cost options, and value engineering.
  • Develop and manage the mechanical pricing bid strategy, break outs, and work packages.
  • Explain mechanical pricing and costs to clients and engineers.
  • Assist project team(s) in evaluating submitted proposals and assist with development of scopes of work to be outlined in subcontracts.
  • Coordinate with marketing personnel regarding technical aspects of proposals.
- Design Review:
  • Conduct review of Conceptual, SD, DD and CD drawings to ensure that schematics and specifications are complete and provide adequate information.
  • Working knowledge of, and ability to research and interpret relevant building codes.
  • Ensure utilities are coordinated between civil/electrical and mechanical data disciplines.
  • Participate in project meetings as needed, come prepared, and participate constructively. 
  • Provide input on constructability, logistics, & sequencing as well as design considerations and pricing. 
  • Provide input for schedule related to task durations.
  • Identify and communicate lead times and testing requirements for incorporation into schedule. 
Minimum Requirements:
  • At least 5 (five) years of commercial Mechanical Estimating or Mechanical Construction experience required.
  • Candidate must have earned HS Diploma. 
  • Must have experience with the installation means and methods of various mechanical, HVAC, plumbing, etc. systems found within commercial structures/facilities.
  • Candidate must have good written and verbal communication skills and a collaborative approach working with both clients and subcontractors.
  • Candidate must have strong fundamental mathematical and visualization skills.
  • Must be competent in use of Microsoft software, including collecting and analyzing data in Excel, and creating documents and preparing correspondence in Outlook & Word.
  • Must possess the ability to write reports, develop forms, speak effectively to small groups and communicate effectively with all levels of the organization.
Preferred Requirements:
  • Experience using Quantity Takeoff, Timberline, etc. preferred, but not required.
  • Associates/Bachelors Degree in Construction Science, Management, etc. preferred, but not required.

Bartlett Cocke General Contractors provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


Job Summary
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
5+ years
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