Mechanical Estimator

Mechanical Estimator

Job description
Job Title. Mechanical Estimator
Location. Hull
Status. Full-Time, Salaried
Salary. Commensurate with education and experience


Founded in 1991 as a sole trade; and fast forward to today, Airco stands as a leading HVAC & Renewables contractor, directly employing more than 200 staff. Proud of our roots in Hull, the business has expanded to provide a now largely national service offering.

Originally, the business predominantly operated as a refrigeration contractor; the business has grown into offering multiple disciplines including air conditioning, ventilation, heating, plumbing and renewables. We provide full service, maintenance, repair, design and installation services for this entire scope to ensure our clients can rely on us for turn key solutions within the industry, including 24/7 365 availability for critical breakdowns.

Location: Hull

Benefits: Enhanced Holidays, Birthday day off, Long service awards, Enhanced sick pay, Bike to work scheme, referral scheme, Home support and Health cash plans.

The Mechanical Estimator plays a vital role by providing accurate cost estimates for mechanical systems in projects. This position involves analysing project specifications and collaborating with various managers to develop detailed estimates for plumbing, HVAC, and other mechanical components. The Mechanical Estimator works closely with project managers, engineers, subcontractors, and suppliers to ensure that estimates are competitive, realistic, and aligned with project requirements.

Responsibilities and Duties.

  • Review architectural and engineering drawings, specifications, and project documents to understand the scope, requirements, and constraints of mechanical systems.
  • Conduct site visits and surveys to assess existing conditions, identify potential challenges, and gather necessary information for accurate estimations.
  • Analyse project components, including materials, equipment, labour, and overhead costs, to develop detailed estimates for system installation, modifications, and upgrades.
  • Utilise estimating software, databases, and historical data to calculate quantities, costs, and pricing for mechanical components and systems.
  • Generate quotes and pricing from subcontractors, suppliers, and vendors for mechanical materials, equipment, and services.
  • Prepare comprehensive and competitive proposals, bid documents, and cost breakdowns outlining the scope of work, pricing, terms, and conditions for mechanical systems.
  • Customise proposals to meet the specific needs and preferences of clients while ensuring profitability and competitiveness for the company.
  • Present estimates and proposals to clients, addressing questions, concerns, and modifications to secure contracts.
  • Work closely with project managers, engineers and other team members to ensure alignment between estimates, project plans, and client expectations.
  • Communicate effectively with clients, subcontractors, suppliers, and vendors to clarify requirements, negotiate pricing, and resolve discrepancies.
  • Coordinate with internal departments, to ensure seamless integration of mechanical estimates into overall project plans.
  • Identify opportunities to improve estimating processes, tools, and methodologies to enhance accuracy, efficiency, and competitiveness.

Key requirements.

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, Construction Management, or related field preferred.
  • Proven experience (3-5 years) in mechanical estimating, preferably in commercial or industrial construction.
  • Proficiency in reading and interpreting mechanical drawings, specifications, and blueprints.
  • Strong knowledge of mechanical systems, including plumbing, HVAC, piping, and equipment.
  • Excellent analytical, mathematical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Effective communication, negotiation, and interpersonal abilities.
  • Detail-oriented with a high level of accuracy.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Commitment to customer satisfaction, quality, and professionalism

The Package.

  • Competitive salary
  • Additional leave
  • Bereavement leave
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Enhanced maternity leave
  • Enhanced paternity leave
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking
  • Paid volunteer time
  • Referral programme
  • Sabbatical
  • Sick pay
  • Training and Continuous Professional Development
  • Opportunities to progress within the business
  • Job Type: Full-time

Required licence or certification.

Driving License