Sr. Commercial HVAC Estimator

Robertson Morrison Inc - Ann Arbor, MI


Robertson Morrison has been in business since 1959 and is one of southeastern Michigan’s premier heating, ventilation and air conditioning contractor specializing in commercial design and installation. We are looking to add to a Sr. Estimator to our growing commercial team to complete plan and spec and design build estimates and work with engineers and general contractors to win bids. We offer competitive pay, healthcare, 401(k) paid time off and sick leave.

Summary of function: The primary role of the Sr. Commercial Estimator is to use industry knowledge and experience to review bid packages and create/submit bids to building owners and general contractors.

Scope of position:

  • Take-off and assemble competitive bids from site visits, construction bid documents including architectural, structural, mechanical drawings and specifications using estimating software
  • Create detailed proposals including scope, exceptions and exclusions
  • Perform load calculations, calculate duct sizes and equipment selections
  • Work closely with general contractors & engineers on plan and spec projects to recommend value engineering opportunities
  • Work directly with suppliers to get pricing on HVAC equipment and materials
  • Communicate directly with project managers and job foreman to understand job scope, timing and goals on awarded jobs
  • Meet with owners / developers / general contractors to provide input on HVAC integration at initial concept of a project
  • Use creative methods to secure work that may currently be done with non-union workforces


  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management or related field, Degree in Mechanical Engineering a plus
  • Senior level project management experience in a mechanical field
  • Experience in HVAC estimating, including quantity take-off and labor productivity on sheet metal and pipe installation and/or alterations
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task and establish priorities
  • Must be goal oriented and a self-starter
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented work environment
  • Strong communication and analytical skills

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $80,000.00 to $130,000.00 /year


  • Estimating: 5 years (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Benefits offered:

  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance
  • Retirement benefits or accounts
  • Employee discounts