Commercial Estimator

  • Location: Corporate Headquarters 4700 Lang Ave McClellan, CA 95652
  • Recruiter: Rhonda G
  • Phone: 916-646-2260 ext 2606
  • Email:
  • Description:   Responsible for all activities related to estimating, sales and project management support.  
    • Responsible for the accurate and timely bidding of all commercial work.
    • Projects to be estimated using Villara’s estimating systems.
    • Provide positive input as to the efficiency and accuracy of all estimating programs and strategies.
    • Manage any estimators working for the department.
    • Will be assigned key customers for business development.
    • Promote a positive reinforcement and support of Company and Division policies and directives to all personnel.
    • Provide project management support as directed by Division Manager.
    • Adhere to and ensure proper implementation of the Division project control systems while making recommendations for improvement.
    • Promote a positive environment while interacting with other Divisions and personnel.
    • Manage and maintain company resources in a positive and efficient manner.
    • Participate in required meetings with Project Manager to facilitate proper transfer of project responsibility and understanding
    • Coordinate vendor quotes for effective turnover of the project to the Project Manager.
    • Provide required documentation to facilitate turning the project over to the Project Manager.
    • Ensure accurate job take-offs and estimates.
    • Ensure timely follow-up with all bids and contractors.
    • Produce final bid results on all jobs whether rewarded the job or not.
    • For key accounts develop and implement sales strategy for each.
    • Ensure timely production of all project correspondence such as estimates, proposals, follow-up information, etc.
    • Provide timely and accurate month end reports including updates to all bid, billings, and project status forms.
    • Assist in developing the strategies for bidding projects using the project control system.
    • Communicate, in a timely manner, all required information for the project set up.
    • Recognize potentials for value engineering and other strategies that may improve opportunity for advantages over the competition.
    • Keep all bidding strategies confidential.
    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (What is required to perform the Essential Duties and Requirements)
    • EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree (BA) from four-year College or university; or five to seven years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Significant experience in the HVAC industry is a must.  Knowledge in all aspects of Ductwork/Air Distribution, Sheet Metal, Package Units, Split Systems, Air Handlers, VAV, VRF, Controls, and Piping.  Must have knowledge in current code and Title 24 requirements.
    • LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyzes, and interprets general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
    • MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
    • REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exits.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

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