The Hunton Group Senior Controls Estimator - HVAC - TRANE in Houston, Texas

Senior Controls Estimator - HVAC - TRANE - Houston, TX

Senior Controls Estimator - HVAC - TRANE

  • 10-Oct-2016 to 10-Feb-2017 (CST)

  • Houston, TX, USA

  • Full Time

Hunton Group Benefits


This position is required to closely interact with the Account Manager, contractors, and control vendors to ensure timely completion of a detailed cost estimate.

Responsible for creating cost estimates consisting of materials, sub-contractors, purchased equipment, labor, and other construction-related activities to assist Account Managers in bidding on or determining price of project.

Utilizes plans, specifications, and knowledge of controls/construction industry to analyze project needs and compiles detailed cost estimates.

Responsible for the take-off and pricing of controls materials to ensure accuracy of quantity, size, configuration, voltage, options, etc.

Responsible for identifying possible cost saving opportunities and/or risk items that will occur on various projects.

Maintains competitive advantage by staying current with industry standards.

Develops the scope of work for qualified sub-contractors and obtains written quotes.

Optimizes job costs by negotiating prices with vendors/sub-contractors through written quotations for materials/services.

Documents work by maintaining files for each job.

Responsible for holding job pre-bid meeting with Account Managers to review scope, strategy, etc.

Creates detailed cost estimates including controller-sizing charts, electrical estimates, scope definition, exceptions/exclusions, preliminary proposal, point's list, and system riser/sketches.

Flexibility to work overtime/weekends, as required.

Office point person responsible all facets of the ESTIMATOR including office implementation and database management.

Responsible for creation, modification and verification of ESTIMATOR assembles.

Responsible for qualifying subcontractor with Contracting Sales Manager.

Re estimating larger projects after they are engineered Responsible for ESTIMATOR training to office Associates.

Responsible to attend Transitional Information Meeting and turn over of the Transitional Information Package to Operations.

Enter quote information as required into the Customer Relationship Management database.


Associate's degree in engineering, engineering technology or business management or two (2) years of experience in estimating, engineering or construction management; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Working knowledge with the operation of HVAC systems, electrical systems, and temperature controls.

Physical Requirements:

Able to communicate with others both written and orally Valid Driver's license and good driving record required Able to travel locally as required Mobility within the office and on construction job sites Ability to climb ladders Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds

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