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Mechanical Estimator III

Zachry Group

Zachry Group

San Antonio, TX, USA
Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Job Description

  • Read and interpret construction drawings and specifications.
  • Under general supervision, the individual competently performs all aspects of developing a preliminary or definitive estimate for pipe fabrication/installation/mechanical equipment installation utilizing company owned software/spreadsheets.
  • Review estimates for accuracy and inclusion of all deliverables.
  • Revises estimates when scope of project changes or other new information becomes available.
  • Participate in cost/pricing reviews with executive leadership as required.
  • Attend bid meetings and site visits to derive a work scope, deliverables, etc. as required.


Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to compile material and labor take-offs and solicit/evaluate pricing from vendors and suppliers.
  • Understands estimate types (Lump Sum, T&M, Fixed Fee, Budgetary, Unit Rates, Unit Price).
  • Ability to interact with customers, vendors and inter-company personnel on a professional level.
  • Ability to work in a group environment and willingness to share knowledge and learn from others.
  • Can manage multiple tasks, projects and priorities in a logical, methodical manner.
  • Strong knowledge of computers and experience with Microsoft Excel/Word.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • The ability and willingness to work under tight time restraints.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Good attention to detail, with the ability to recognize discrepancies.
  • Strong work ethic - Willing to do what it takes to get the job done.
  • The ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • The ability to travel for bid meetings and site visits (normally 1 to 2 days).
  • High School or equivalent education + field experience


  • Willingness to work in an office environment on a 40-hour per week work schedule.
  • Performs own work and provides assistance to others as directed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current or Former Zachry employee
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or construction related science
  • Passed the Engineering in Training (EIT) exam or Professional Engineer
  • 4-7 years of experience working in the Industrial Construction or Maintenance industry as a craft worker.(Piping or millwright related)
  • Strong communications skills, specifically in reading/writing as it relates to Estimating.

Physical Requirements:

Employee will be required to communicate in person, via telephone, email, use of arm/hand steadiness, manual dexterity, finger dexterity, multi limb coordination, oral expression, and comprehension. May be required to lift, carry and move objects safely. Must be able to pass a Physical Health Assessment based on an Occupational Review of physical actions required to perform the work. Must be able to access any part of the plant or job site which may include climbing at heights, working in confined spaces, and working in exposed weather conditions. The candidate/employee must meet all standards to perform the previously mentioned actions to access the required area. Must be able to sit, squat, stand, & kneel for long periods of time.

Work Environment:

Will work in a general office environment. Capable of operating and functioning in a fast-paced work environment. Must possess a vision (corrected or uncorrected) that allows for clear visibility from a distance of 20 inches or less. While traveling, employee will work in multiple environments including an office, warehouse and in a trailer or building on construction sites. On construction sites noise levels will be moderate to high. Job site will contain: light to heavy equipment vehicles, small to large equipment, materials, communication equipment and tools, people standing, walking, sitting, signaling and talking, bells whistles and alarms. Weather conditions ranging from warm/hot – cool/cold and occasional rain. May be required to work in close, confined spaces or in different elevations for a long period of time. Noise levels will be moderate to high.

The above description covers the fundamental responsibilities of the position. It shall not be construed as a complete listing of all miscellaneous, incidental or similar duties which may be required from day-to-day.

Zachry Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is dedicated to providing a SAFE and DRUG FREE work environment.