Schaper Associates, Inc Published: September 15, 2020
South Amboy, NJ
Job Type


Title: Senior Mechanical Estimator

Company Description:

Our client is a well-known, full-service building automation, design-build, and HVAC mechanical contractor, located in Central New Jersey. Servicing predominately the commercial/light industrial markets, this company prides themselves on delivering an array of service all under one company roof. Currently, our client is looking to add a Senior Mechanical Estimator to their team!

  • Ideally have knowledge of HVAC Mechanical, piping and Sheetmetal.
  • Responsible for identifying possible cost-saving opportunities and/or risk items that will occur on various projects.
  • Maintaining a competitive advantage by staying current with industry standards.
  • Developing the scope of work for sub-contractors.
  • Perform takeoffs
  • Estimate projects ranging from $20k to $5M involving chilled water systems, sheet metal, ductwork, piping
  • Optimizing job costs by negotiating prices with vendors/sub-contractors through quotations for materials/services.
  • Documenting work by maintaining files for each job.
  • Creating detailed cost estimates including system sketches, scope definition, exceptions/exclusions, preliminary proposal, vendor/sub-contractor quotes, and points list.
  • Analyzing blueprints & other documentation to prepare time, cost, materials & labor estimates.
  • Conferring with engineers, architects, owners, contractors & subcontractors on changes and adjustments to cost estimates.
  • Consulting with clients, vendors, personnel in other departments or construction foremen to discuss & formulate estimates & resolve problems.

Location: South Amboy, NJ


  • 8+ years of experience as an HVAC Estimator
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents - including blueprints
  • Ability to write, plan, coordinate and make presentations to individuals and groups using innovative techniques
  • Ability to apply principles of logical thinking to a wide range of problems
  • Exceptional leadership and teamwork skills


  • Max. file size: 500 MB.