Senior Mechanical Estimator - Industrial

Crowder | Spartanburg, SC

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Posted Date 5/09/2023

Since 1947, Crowder has built a legacy of success in the construction industry. We work throughout the Southeast on heavy construction infrastructure projects ranging from bridges, dams, water and waste water treatment facilities, power plants and other energy facilities. We are a general contractor who self performs civil, electrical and mechanical trades on both traditional and more complex alternative delivery projects.

As a family-owned company, it is the spirit of not only doing the right things, but doing things the right way that is the true legacy of our founders and our people. Crowder is Building America and Proud of It® as reflected in our Mission Statement:

We are dedicated to superior performance and committed to making a positive difference for our clients, for our communities, and in the lives of our employees.

If you are looking for a career, not just a job, with a company committed to your future, apply today.

Qualified Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Crowder is a Drug Free Workplace and E-Verify Employer

REQUIREMENTS: ALL Applicants must be:

  • 18 years of Age
  • Able to Pass a Drug Test
  • Legally Eligible to Work in the US

Primary function of a Senior Mechanical Estimator: Leads efforts on mechanical estimates (piping and equipment) in order to acquire new projects that meet the goals of Crowder Industrial Construction’s business plan.

Typical duties include but are not limited to:

Bid Preparation

  • Must have commensurate experience in leading mechanical estimates with heavy civil and electrical requirements.
  • Specialize in industrial construction with a focus on gas treatment, water treatment, power, hydro, and heavy industrial.
  • Extensive pipe estimating experience.
  • Position offers growth potential with an ENR Top 400 Contractor.
  • Review proposal specifications, drawings, attend pre-bid meetings, etc. to determine scope of work and required contents of estimate.
  • Provide complete conceptual (or bid work) and final estimating input on complex projects.
  • Participate in team bid reviews with ability to convey scope and methodology to management.
  • Participate in project turnover/transfer of cost information to operations teams on captured projects.
  • Predict and enter the labor, material, subcontract, and construction equipment costs for the estimate.

Document Tracking

  • Ensure all working documents and data are maintained to back-up estimate figures.
  • Assist contracting department during preparation of inquiries and final evaluation of submitted bids as required.
  • Develop execution plans and assist in project write-ups for submission to clients.
  • Track awarded contracts as required – may include estimating/pricing extra work items, change orders, credit, procuring materials, etc.
  • Assist the project teams in value engineering process and any major change orders.

Skills, Knowledge, Qualifications & Experience:

  • 4-year engineering degree or equivalent combinations of technical training and/or related experience.
  • 5 or more years of estimating, cost control, and/or engineering experience in similar construction.
  • Working knowledge of Primavera and Bluebeam preferred.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office with a high proficiency in Excel.
  • Thorough understanding of corporate and industry practices, processes, and standards, estimating techniques, engineering, and cost control.
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to grasp overall project scope and assist in development of capture strategy, while ensuring accurate representation of project costs.
  • Must have a valid, non-restrictive driver’s license and meet Crowder standards for Driver’s Authorization.

Salary: $100,000 based on experience


At the heart of Crowder’s Mission Statement is the commitment to “make a positive difference in the lives of our employees.” Our comprehensive benefits package is custom-designed to achieve that goal through access to the following benefits:

  • Health Plans, including Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Healthcare Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Wellness Program with Incentives
  • 401k Savings and Profit Sharing Plan with Matching Contributions
  • Life/AD&D Insurance
  • Supplemental Voluntary and Dependent Life Insurance
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Hospital Indemnity and Critical Illness
  • Company Paid Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Crowder YOUniversity Career-Based Training
  • Educational Assistance
  • Direct Deposit

Benefits may vary based on position and length of employment.

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