Senior HVAC/R Estimator

Location: Dallas, TX

Senior HVAC/R Estimator - Commercial & Industrial Projects -1897701


Our client is a leading provider of mechanical contracting services for commercial and industrial projects. They specialize in intricate HVAC systems, with a strong emphasis on delivering exceptional results for their clients in the K-12, water treatment, heavy industrial, and government sectors.

The Opportunity:

We are in search of a highly experienced Senior HVAC/R Estimator to join our team and play a vital role in securing new business opportunities. As a Senior Estimator, you will be responsible for leading the estimation process for complex commercial and industrial projects, ensuring accurate and competitive bids are submitted in a timely manner.


  • Create comprehensive cost estimates for large-scale HVAC/R projects, typically ranging from $3 million to $5 million (and potentially exceeding $10 million for select projects).
  • Analyze project specifications, blueprints, and other technical documents to determine the project's scope of work.
  • Perform thorough takeoffs for equipment, ductwork installation, VAV system changeouts, cooling towers, chillers, boilers, and extensive underground utilities. (Note: This role focuses on commercial and industrial projects and excludes multi-family and residential work.)
  • Develop detailed cost breakdowns for labor, materials, equipment, subcontractors, and heavy equipment rentals/operation.
  • Manage all aspects of the bidding process, including recaps, setups, and bid submittals.
  • Collaborate with sales and engineering teams to ensure bids accurately align with project requirements.
  • Cultivate strong relationships with vendors and leverage expertise to secure the best pricing for materials and equipment.
  • Continuously monitor market trends and adjust estimating strategies accordingly.
  • Analyze bid results and provide feedback to optimize future proposals.


  • 5-10 years of experience in HVAC/R estimating for commercial and industrial projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare accurate and competitive bids for large-scale, complex projects.
  • In-depth understanding of HVAC/R systems, equipment, and installation methods.
  • Experience estimating for projects requiring extensive underground utility work with heavy equipment is essential.
  • Proficiency in construction estimating software.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Outstanding communication and collaboration abilities.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy.
  • Experience estimating plumbing systems is a plus.
  • Experience working as a Prime Mechanical Contractor (acting as the General Contractor) is a plus.

Base Salary Range: $100k - $130k

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