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Schaper Associates, Inc Published: March 18, 2016
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Company Description:

Our client is a leading full-service mechanical contractor headquartered in NJ. For over 30 years, they have provided a full range of refrigeration, HVAC, plumbing, drain cleaning, repair services, system design, installation and environmental services to commercial, industrial and residential customers.

They have continued to grow their business over the past several years and we are looking an experienced, motivated Project Manager/Estimator. This position will provide high earnings potential while also offering career advancement opportunities.

Responsibilities Include but Not Limited to:

  • Estimate and manage jobs ranging from 500k-10 million

  • Work with commercial and industrial clientele to estimate service contracts: Food processing plants, manufacturing facilities, light commercial very little on residential

  • No cold calling – we already customers

  • Responsible for quantity take-offs, cost estimating, cost analysis and bid reviews

  • Position includes project quote, management and control of multiple Plumbing/HVAC&R/Sheet Metal/Piping projects including both Plan & Spec, replacement and Design/Build projects.

  • Significant responsibility for competitive and accurate estimates in relation to margin and effective financial outcomes

  • Organize and manage centralized cost estimating models to ensure current and strategic pricing data is used during proposal development

  • Schedule bid reviews with appropriate team members for final approval

  • Provides leadership, training, and reviews work of junior estimators

  • Personally develop estimates for large or complex projects and conceptual estimates.

  • Works closely with Operations and Business Development to determine budgeting and strategic position for project opportunities being considered

  • Interface with Operations and Construction to determine appropriate wage rates for labor

  • Conduct bid review meetings with senior, business and executive management

Location: Southern NJ and Philadelphia


  • Experience with HVAC and Plumbing, pipe and process equipment estimating (and project management)

  • Competitive bid experience up to and exceeding $3M with an emphasis in the PHC/HVAC/R/P industry.

  • Experience with HVAC, Plumbing, Refrigeration and processing piping equipment systems

  • Possess skill and understanding in conceptual estimating and proven project estimating management success

  • Ability to collaborate across functions to manage cost and price factors that influence customer acquisition, retention and revenue

  • Thorough understanding of construction industry practices, processes and standards and their impact on project activities

  • Knowledge of estimating software programs and EXCEL

  • Professional, ethical, and a team player willing to grow with the company

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Rob Byrnes at or call directly at 610-380-9064


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