John W. Danforth Company


Location: Syracuse, NY

Position Summary:

The Estimator reports to the Chief Estimator. The individual is responsible for analyzing project documents before it starts, accurately estimate costs related to labor, materials, equipment and Subcontractors.

Key Responsibilities:

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • To provide a detailed quantity labor and material take off of all systems
  • To review and assess the estimating documents to ensure a successful and complete low bid
  • To identify and report on risk and opportunity/scope
  • To obtain suitable number of competitive quotations and compare on a like for like basis
  • To work collaboratively as a key member of the estimating team
  • Attend Pre-Bid Meetings
  • Review Bid documents with the Chief Estimator prior to bid
  • Assist in fostering relationship with subcontractor and/or supplier
  • Assist in ensuring the flow of project information is maintained and documented
  • Participate in the transfer of information on successful projects including the Job Kick-off Meeting

Qualifications & Training:

  • Bachelors of Science in related discipline are highly desirable, and a minimum of 5 or more years estimating HVAC and/or plumbing projects
  • Be proficient in all computer software programs used in estimating with particular emphasis on Quick Pen estimating software
  • Strong knowledge of HVAC and plumbing systems
  • Ability to professionally communicate the basis for individual work product when in a highly stressed environment
  • Must be able to meet deadlines and put in the time needed to get the job done
  • Candidates must possess a strong work ethic
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and staff to create results driven, team oriented environment
  • Good attention to detail with the ability to recognize discrepancies

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