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Chief Mechanical Estimator
Title:Chief Mechanical Estimator


The Chief Mechanical Estimator is responsible for ensuring the following: the bid is correct/accurate (covers all costs) according to the most up to date drawings provided; the bid contains reasonable profit margin as specified by the Group or Contract Manager; the estimating department is using the most up to date, cost effective, construction industry methods to estimate the work; and that the estimates are done in a timely and efficient manner.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:


•Establishes a timetable to meet estimate and bid deadlines and ensures compliance with this timetable

•Oversees, manages and regularly reviews the performance of Estimators

•Keeps necessary records required from time to time by management

•Follows documented Cleveland policies and procedures

•Assists in developing uniform procedures and standards for the estimating process

•Assists others, as directed by supervisory personnel, in providing price and delivery information

•Processes purchase inquiries, tabulating and analyzing quotations as to price, terms, delivery, and general conformity with requirements of the inquiry and specifications

•Regularly reviews with the Group Manager/VP, the need for, and use of, temporary estimators

•Actively promotes and strives to ensure the success of Total Quality Management and ISO 9002 initiatives


Supervisory Responsibilities

Directly supervises Senior Estimator Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


Competencies To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following:


•Design - Translates concepts and information into images; Applies design principles; Demonstrates attention to detail.

•Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

•Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others.

•Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

•Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Contributes to profits and revenue; Conserves organizational resources.

•Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.

•Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.

•Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

•Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.




•Education and/or Experience - Ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. MUST have extensive experience in estimating industrial piping systems in the following areas but not limited to process, manufacturing, water treatment and food & beverage. Experience in estimating HVAC, structural and civil is also preferred.

•Language Skills-Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

•Reasoning Ability-Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

•Computer Skills-To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Spreadsheet software, Word Processing software and scheduling software.

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


•Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

•In this role, a person will be required to sit or stand for extended periods of time, may be required to walk jobsites including up/down stairs



Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


•The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet, however during jobsite visits the noise level could possibly be loud

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