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MEP Chief Estimator

  • Location:

    New York, United States of America

  • Sector:

    Construction & Development

  • Job type:

    Full Time

  • Salary:

    US$170000.00 - US$190000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Cobalt Recruitment

  • Contact email:


  • Job ref:

    JN -032024-81548_1710938813

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A Chief Estimator position has arisen with a well established Mechanical Contractor and Heating Equipment Service company headquartered in Mount Vernon, Westchester, NY. This is a lead position, which will assume responsibilities for estimating jobs for mechanical, plumbing and HVAC throughout Westchester, NYC and the five boroughs.

Salary: $170,000 - $190,000 base salary + benefits

Responsibilities Include:

  • Boiler upgrades/replacements

  • Gas conversions

  • Water booster/backflow preventers

  • AC systems (mini-splits, multi-splits, DOAS) a plus but not required

  • Controls

  • Reviews all bidding documents (drawings, specifications etc.) to establish a complete understanding of requested scope of work.

  • Visit work sites and become familiar with working conditions for estimating purposes.

  • Take off all materials and prices, identify subcontractor involvement, solicit subcontractor and/or manufacturer prices and estimate direct field labor.

  • Estimates will be prepared and reviewed with the President and identifies any problems that need clarification, qualification or exception.

  • Supervise installation crews and oversee job construction.

  • Ensure safe working conditions and quality control.


  • 5+ years experience as an estimator

  • 8+ years of experience in commercial boilers

  • Thorough understanding of boiler systems (both steam and hydronic) and the ability to generate scope of work.

  • Ability to review bid documents and come up with VE opportunities

  • Thorough understanding of the following as it relates to installation best practices:

  • Steel boilers

  • Cast iron boilers

  • Plumbing

  • Electrical

  • Controls

  • Must have demonstrated success in leadership, safety awareness, good follow-up skills, coaching, and team work

The above salary range represents Cobalt's good faith and reasonable estimate of the possible base compensation range at the time of posting and is one part of the total rewards package this client provides to employees.