HVAC Senior Estimator

NB Handy - Lynchburg, VA


Position Summary:

Provides support to the HVAC sales team for Commercial design/build and value engineered projects from the take off and bid process stage to customer finalized quote.

  • Provides support to sales engineers, consulting engineers, contractors or technical buyers for system and product selection, design and pricing during the design and fulfillment stages.
  • Responsible for timely completion of projects and maintaining owner, engineer and/or contractor satisfaction.
  • Take-off and assemble competitive bids from site visits, construction bid documents including architectural, structural, mechanical drawings and specifications using estimating software.
  • Stays current with material costs in order to address escalation during budgeting of long-term projects.
  • Assist in maintaining existing estimating data bases, obtaining and tracking current commodity material cost, analysis and develop pricing trend charts for various materials.
  • Develops relationships with represented manufacturers, maintains competitive advantage and stays abreast of industry trends.
  • Communicates with subcontractors and suppliers by obtaining/negotiating prices with vendors for materials and evaluates vendor submittals.
  • Documents work by maintaining files for each job including, but not limited to, internal and external customer correspondence to mitigate project risk. Keep accurate database of prospective projects.
  • Responsible for holding job meetings such as; cost reviews.
  • Meets deadlines for proposals and other assigned tasks.
  • Responsible for timely completion of final bid and preparation of any submittals.
  • Simultaneously handles a large and diverse number of projects and issues with tact, cooperation and persistence.
  • Demonstrates strong leadership skills; identifies each estimator’s strengths and utilizes those strengths to maximize the potential of the individual and the department. Identifies each individual’s opportunities for growth/improvement and coaches the individuals to correct improve.
  • Responsible for identifying and developing processes to improve the quality and efficiency of the estimating group. Responsible for assisting staff in resolving complex or out of the norm issues.
  • Flexibility to work outside normal work hours, as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering, Construction, Business, or other related areas required; or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • 3-5 years of HVAC Project Management or Estimation experience.
  • Familiarity with HVAC Systems and/or Temperature Controls preferred.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to question from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public quickly and effectively.
  • Intermediate computer proficiency, particularly with Word, Excel, Outlook and the internet.
  • Working knowledge of Mechanical Estimating software (Trimble, FastDuct, Blue Beam, QuickPen).

Job Type: Full-time


  • HVAC Project Management or Estimation: 3 years (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Benefits offered:

  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Healthcare spending or reimbursement accounts such as HSAs or FSAs
  • Retirement benefits or accounts
  • Education assistance or tuition reimbursement
  • Gym memberships or discounts
  • Employee discounts
  • Workplace perks such as food/coffee and flexible work schedules
  • Other types of insurance