Build More with Your Career at Christman
Are you interested in becoming an employee-owner with a leading national general contractor that will provide you with opportunities to Build More in your professional career? is looking for a Mechanical Estimator in Lansing, Michigan!
As a Mechanical Estimator, you will assist throughout the preconstruction process by leading conceptual estimating efforts to produce accurate construction cost budgets and estimates. This role will focus on MEP costs and provide input to conceptualize and interpret the scope from incomplete or schematic documents. You will be relied upon to successfully deliver design phase services and will have the opportunity to assist with multiple projects at once.
What You Will Do:
As a Mechanical Estimator, your primary daily responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to:
Demonstrates conceptual estimating proficiency in the scope review process, subcontractor knowledge, information of On-Screen Takeoff and estimating software platforms, and in interiors estimating.
Develops skills in structural and civil estimating at concept and schematic design.
Developing knowledge of client relations and estimate presentations.
Greater depth of knowledge with regard to technical specifications.
Greater depth of knowledge with regard to pricing levels.
Meets deadline challenges and has the ability to prioritize multiple assignments simultaneously.
Work in conjunction with the bid team to prepare accurate bid proposals.
Provide technical assistance to Project Managers in negotiating contracts, change orders, etc. as required.
Assure clean handoff of estimate, bidding information, drawings, specifications, etc. to project management team.
Perform quantity take-offs.
Honor the brand promises of the Project Planning Group at Christman. Foundational to our brand is: providing accurate costing; proactively offering creative solutions for the team; and understanding our client's business to optimize capital investment and to win as a team
What You Will Bring to the Team:
Required experience, knowledge, and skills for this role include:
Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Engineering, Business, Finance or a related job field.
Three (3) years of work experience in Mechanical/Plumbing/Fire Protection /Electrical /Technology/LV System (MEP) estimating experience or related job field.
-OR- Equivalent combination of the above education, training, and experience.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
The ability to contribute as a member of a team and help others succeed is very important for success at Christman. Planning successful projects is done best when there is a high-performance project team assisting our clients in making critical design decisions. Attributes include being self-motivated; a problem solver; creative thinking; and having a comfort level of presenting concepts and ideas.
Well organized, excellent communication, and negotiation abilities.
Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
Knowledge of building construction, materials, systems, market conditions, and trade practices.
Specific trade experience with electrical products and methods of installation and knowledgeable of electrical codes and local ordinances.
Must have the conceptual ability to work with minimum information and quickly develop an understanding of the owner and/or architect's requirements.
Complete knowledge of the estimating documents and the ability to provide accurate qualitative and quantitative analysis of the documents.
Familiarity with construction project management software.
Strong computer knowledge in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
Here at Christman, everyone is an owner. Through our , each employee-owner shares in the collective success and wealth of our nationally recognized company and is eligible to participate in our comprehensive benefits program, including health insurance, 401K contribution, professional development and tuition reimbursement, and more.
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Work Environment and Physical Demands:
This position will be conducted in a temperature controlled professional office environment, with moderate noise. The role will routinely use standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, scanners, and file cabinets. While performing the duties of this role, the employee is regularly required to talk, listen sit, walk, reach, kneel, stoop, crouch, and use hands and fingers to handle or feel and to operate a computer keyboard and phone while maintaining visual acuity. The employee may occasionally be required to lift and or carry lightweight (under 20 pounds) objects. The ideal candidate must be able to complete all physical requirements of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
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