Plumbing Estimator


Senior Plumbing Estimator


Key Responsibilities:

  • Estimate Preparation: Prepare detailed and accurate estimates for plumbing projects, including labor, materials, equipment, and subcontractor costs.
  • Plan and Specification Review: Analyze project plans, specifications, and other documentation to determine scope of work and required contents of estimates.
  • Cost Analysis: Perform thorough cost analysis and present findings to the management team.
  • Bid Coordination: Coordinate and manage the bid process, ensuring timely submission of all required documents and adherence to bid instructions.
  • Vendor and Subcontractor Relations: Develop and maintain relationships with vendors and subcontractors to obtain competitive pricing and ensure quality standards.
  • Risk Assessment: Identify and evaluate potential project risks and develop strategies to mitigate them.
  • Market Trends: Stay updated with market trends, material costs, and labor rates to ensure accurate and competitive estimates.
  • Team Collaboration: Work closely with project managers, engineers, and other team members to ensure accurate and efficient project execution.
  • Documentation: Maintain organized and detailed records of all estimates, bid documents, and correspondence.


  • Experience: Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in plumbing estimating, preferably with a mechanical contractor.
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering, or related field is preferred but not required.
  • Technical Skills: Proficiency in estimating software (such as FastPIPE, QuickPen, or similar), Microsoft Office Suite, and ability to read and interpret blueprints and technical drawings.
  • Knowledge: Extensive knowledge of plumbing systems, codes, and industry standards.
  • Communication: Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to present complex information clearly and concisely.
  • Analytical Skills: Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a keen attention to detail.
  • Time Management: Ability to manage multiple projects and meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Certifications: Professional certifications such as Certified Professional Estimator (CPE) are a plus.

Plumbing Estimator


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