• Mechanical Estimator

    Location US-CA-Los Angeles | US-CA-San Diego | US-CA-San Francisco | US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 1 month ago(10/15/2018 2:44 PM)
    Cost Management/Estimating
  • Overview

    At Cumming Corporation, you will work on some of the world's most exciting projects in a dynamic environment where your success is measured by the impact you make. We are one of the fastest growing Project and Cost Management Consultancies in America. We’re ranked in the ENR Top 20 and with over 30 offices globally, an extremely diverse project portfolio, and double digit year to year revenue growth, the opportunities to make your mark are endless!


    In this role, you will be a member of our highly reputable Cost Management & Estimating team. The cost team delivers solutions to clients in the areas of Conceptual Estimating, Budget Development, Cost Planning, Feasibility Studies, Value Management, Economic Forecasting, Milestone Reports, Pre/Post Contract Auditing, Change Order Review/Reconciliation, BIM 5D Cost Modeling, LEED Cost Analysis, Life Cycle Costing, and more. We encourage you to research us to learn more about our outstanding reputation within this service line.


    We are currently looking for a Mechanial Estimator/Cost Manager to be based out of one of our major offices.  You will be a member of our highly reputable Cost Management & Estimating team, working within our specialized MEP group. You will provide cost oversight and estimates to a diverse portfolio of clients, and we will depend on your abilities to continue our outstanding level of service to our clients at all levels of design and construction. We are doing a nation-wide search, so location can be somewhat flexible!


    At Cumming, Cost Managers are the backbone of our organization. We depend on you to perform multi-faceted tasks within short time frames with the goal of exceeding client expectations. You will work closely with the Cost and Project Management teams to ensure all expectations are met. In this role, we groom you to take on larger leadership roles within the company. Expect to work on multiple, exciting project types. Below are some of the items you will be tasked with.

    • Provide Mechanical cost expertise on a variety of projects
    • Quantity take-offs at CD level
    • Obtain quotes for materials and communicate with subs for pricing verification
    • Prepare accurate quantity surveys and estimates for the Mechanical division of the project as assigned
    • Solicit subcontractor and/or supplier quotations or scheduling input as required for the assignments
    • Collaborate with Architects/Engineers to request clarifications or additional information
    • Attend project meetings and perform site investigations as assigned
    • Ability to quantify with adequate detail and provide well organized estimate detail with reasonable baseline unit pricing
    • Have intermediate to advanced understanding of mechanical systems in order to recognize relative costs
    • Monitor take-off and be a resource person for other team members of the estimate team
    • Develop/prepare/review value analysis estimates
    • Provide mechanical expertise to project management team in the construction planning meeting. Familiarize the project team with assumptions and methods contemplated by the estimate. Assist with the initial project subcontracting plan
    • Become familiar in usage and maintenance of all estimating software
    • Demonstrate effective leadership and assist in the development of junior Estimators


    • BA/BS degree in construction of related field preferred
    • 5+ years experience in the construction industry, preferably in the mechanical field and a minimum of 5 years of mechanical estimating experience required
    • Strong conceptual Estimating skills with limited information
    • Mixture of both field and consulting experience preferred
    • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills and prefer experience in On-Screen Takeoff (OST)
    • Experience conceptual, schematic, DD, and CD phases of estimating
    • Experience in general estimating and/or mechanical estimating a plus
    • General knowledge of estimating techniques, cost control, and material pricing required.
    • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings, purchase orders, contracts, cost coding systems, etc. is required
    • Ability to build strong relationships both internally and externally

    Have more questions? Chat with a Recruiter on our careers website! It takes 5 minutes to apply to this job and we will provide feedback within 5 days.  






    CUMMING is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified Team Members without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law.


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