General Estimator (Mechanical)
Bristol Bay Construction Holdings
San Diego, CA US
Posted ago
Bristol Bay Construction Holdings

Bristol Bay Construction Holdings LLC is growing! We are seeking a motivated, results-driven MEP Estimator to join our team. The candidate must possess the ability to manage a dynamic project bid list and collaborate closely with the executive and marketing teams to develop winning proposals for projects nationwide. To be successful in this position you must be intimately familiar with electrical systems and possess excellent knowledge of the general building systems across all divisions.

This position will lead whole-building estimates as well as developing and provide electrical estimates to other lead estimators on the team, including calculation of material quantities, developing routine estimating scope narratives and scope sheets, communicating with the subcontracting market, and compiling data for evaluation and use in bid proposal estimates. If you thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment, and enjoy working with a team of winners apply today!


  • Communicate estimates and scopes of work to subcontractors, colleagues, architects, engineers, and clients.
  • Prepare quantity take-offs, analyses, estimates, and studies for all mechanical and plumbing items incorporated in the assigned scope from conceptual design through completed construction documents. Preliminary design work may be required to complete conceptual estimates.
  • Develop working relationships with local material suppliers and equipment vendors in order to solicit accurate and current pricing of plumbing fixtures, HVAC equipment, piping sheet metal material, distribution equipment, and miscellaneous material pricing.
  • Develop working relationships with local mechanical and plumbing sub-contractors in order to build and maintain a list of qualified bidders for all projects.
  • Work together with operations staff and fellow estimators to ensure that general conditions and general requirements items are properly addressed in the estimate, including, but not limited to, items such as temporary heating and cooling.
  • Be adept at communicating the interrelationship between engineering systems and required architectural modifications.
  • Coordinate equipment pricing with the company logistics for mechanical and plumbing estimates.
  • Participate in estimate reviews with the design team and client.
  • Participate in project hand-off to Operations to ensure proper transfer of knowledge from Preconstruction to Operations.
  • Prepare scope requisitions for the bidding/procurement of mechanical and plumbing systems; coordinate with fellow estimators to eliminate scope gaps and overlaps.
  • Lead the evaluation of subcontractor proposals relative to their scope of work. Determine scope coverage and manage the risk of scope gaps.
  • Assist project staff in evaluating large change orders.
  • Gather and analyze mechanical and plumbing bid data for all projects using our system breakdown sheets. Maintain historical cost database.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering plus a minimum of five years of related experience.
  • Mechanical and plumbing estimating experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience.
  • Outstanding knowledge of MEP
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite.
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret contract documents, drawings, specifications, scopes of work, and project schedules.
  • Ability to prioritize, problem-solve multi-task, and organize.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and leadership skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Mechanical/plumbing experience with a general contractor is preferred.

$130,000 - $170,000
About Bristol Bay Construction Holdings

Our vision at BBCH LLC. is to be industry leaders for energy, environmental, and infrastructure solutions through sustainable growth, commitment to excellent performance, and continuous innovation. At the heart of our core values, vision, and mission are our people.

We offer a great benefits package complete with medical, dental, vision, and FSA; 401K matching; profit sharing; and paid time off (PTO). We want you to want to come to work. 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to any protected category. We are also an advocate of preferential hiring and professional development of qualified Bristol Bay Native Corporation shareholders, their spouses and descendants, and Alaska Natives in accordance with Public Law 93-638.

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