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Senior Estimator HVAC/Sheet Metal

Company: Kinetics
Location: Anaheim
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Job Description:


Kinetics is a premier commercial mechanical contractor specializing in process piping, plumbing, and HVAC systems for commercial sectors of biopharma, semiconductors, data centers, advanced technologies and others! We are looking for an senior estimator to help drive our HVAC group in California!
Responsible for providing complete, accurate, well defined, and timely estimates; meets the needs of internal/external customers to achieve total customer satisfaction. Estimation concentration in sheet metal/HVAC systems.
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Essential Duties and responsibilities
- Estimates all assigned projects, ensuring that take-off's, labor factors and material pricing is accurate and in compliance with Kinetics' latest estimating process;
- Calls for special material pricing, equipment quotes, and subcontractor quotes as necessary to support an estimate with current cost information;
- Clarifies with general contractor, architect, owner, or engineer any discrepancies as they relate to the drawings or specifications;
- Recommends difficulty factoring;
- Reviews proposal specifications and drawings to determine scope of work and required content of estimate;
- Prepares disciplined estimates by calculating complete take-off of scope of work;
- Helps determine general conditions, fabrication costs, crew rates, etc.;
- Makes recommendations on value engineering items that could reduce the bid price;
- Prepares final estimate sheets (FEST) and bid forms as required;
- Maintains files of working documents as back-up for estimate figures, including current (accurate) information on pricing from suppliers;
- Reviews design options and recommends best solution based on cost engineering, quality, or availability of materials;
- Participates in pre-construction meetings and relays all pertinent information to the project manager and purchasing. Walks jobsites and attends pre-and post job reviews;
- Reads all technical data available to keep current with industry changes;
- Communicates with employees, vendors, and subcontractors with the highest level of integrity, ethics and honesty; and
- Supports other department personnel as necessary and other responsibilities not outlined herein.

- Must have substantial knowledge of the industry, be skilled at reading and interpreting plans and specifications, and at using computerized estimating and support programs with strong organizational traits as well as an ability to carry out multiple tasks concurrently and meet deadlines regularly.
- Must have a great attention to detail, team player and possess solid communication skills with the ability to communicate with all levels within the organization and also with customers respectively.
- Candidate should have a degree in Construction Management, Engineering or possess a minimum of 10+ years of professional experience estimating in the field.
- Technical knowledge of sheetmetal, piping and plumbing estimating is a must. Candidates with prior estimating software experience such as Highlands, QuoteSoft or AutoBid is preferred.

Working conditions
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Physical requirements
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Keywords: Kinetics, Anaheim , Senior Estimator HVAC/Sheet Metal, Professions , Anaheim, California

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