Mechanical Estimator

Alexandria, VA

Posted: 12/09/2021 Employment Type: Temp/Contract to Direct Industry: Construction General Job Number: real_street-2228 Pay Rate: 0.00 USD HOUR

Job Description

Since 2001, RealStreet has connected management executives for the construction industry to contractors working on commercial and government projects. As a leading firm in the country which specializes entirely in senior level construction employment, we have cultivated long-term relationships with many of the industry's leading companies enabling us access to the top companies throughout the continental U.S.

We currently have a great assignment for a Mechanical Estimator. This individual will support our client, a cost and project management firm in Alexandria, VA with projects throughout the country. This individual will be based out of the Alexandria, VA office. Well-qualified candidates may have the option to work remotely 50-100% of the time (the determination will be based on education and past experience). The position provides a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid holidays, paid time off, an extensive insurance plan and a 401(k) retirement plan with a generous company match.

Job Responsibilities

The Mechanical Estimator will become a part of our client’s Construction Cost Estimating team in Alexandria, VA. This person will be responsible for change order management, life-cycle costs analysis, contractual interpretation and positioning, value management and all other aspects of commercial construction.

Responsibilities of the Mechanical Estimator include:

  • Create cost estimates at all stages of a project life-cycle from feasibility, concept, design, pre-bid to detailed estimates of labor, material and equipment breakdowns
  • Manage MEP dominate projects
  • Participate in MEP change order analysis and negotiation
  • Write complex business documents such as reports, and detailed letters
  • Price MEP deficiencies as a part of the Facility Condition Assessment services
  • Assist in mentoring junior staff
  • Attend project site visits both in and outside the continental United States on an as needed basis

Job Requirements

Specific qualifications for the Mechanical Estimator include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in construction related discipline or seven (7) or more years equivalent field experience
  • Three (3) or more years of industry experience preferably spanning several sectors such as commercial, hospitality, education and government
  • Three (3) or more years of cost management, mechanical and estimating experience on medium to large scale construction projects with specific reference to MEP trades
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Working knowledge with proprietary government estimating software to include:
  • Generation MCACES (MII), SUCCESS, RSMeans and PACES, most recent versions
  • Proficiency in conceptual estimating when very little documentation is available and the ability to conceptualize a project, generate quantities and unit rates based on that conceptualization

Must have a valid Driver’s License

Authorized to work in the US

Benefits

RealStreet offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes:

  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with generous company match
  • Medical Insurance Plan which includes prescription coverage
  • Voluntary Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance & long term disability insurance


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RealStreet is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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