Mechanical Estimator – M&E Contractor

Mechanical Estimator – M&E Contractor

My client is a highly respected and established M&E contractor specialising in delivering top-quality mechanical and electrical services for a diverse range of projects. From commercial and industrial developments to residential complexes and institutional facilities, they pride themselves on their commitment to excellence, innovation, and client satisfaction. Due to a track record of successful project delivery, they are looking to grow their pre-construction team with the addition of a Mechanical Estimator

This is suitable for someone who is already in the role of an estimator, alternatively, someone who carries out or is involved with estimating as part of a different role such as a Project Manager, Contract Manager, Senior Engineer, Site Supervisor or Mechanical Manager


  • £40,000 to £50,000 depending on experience
  • £5000 car allowance
  • 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday
  • Full time, permanent position
  • 33 days holiday
  • Private health insurance


  • Experience as a Mechanical Estimator in the M&E contracting industry
  • Strong knowledge of mechanical systems, including HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, and related components
  • Proficiency in reading and interpreting construction drawings, specifications, and technical documents
  • Demonstrated ability to perform accurate quantity take-offs and cost estimates
  • Familiarity with industry-specific software and tools for estimating, such as Accubid, QuickPen, or similar applications
  • Excellent mathematical and analytical skills with acute attention to detail
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills to collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines while maintaining a high level of accuracy
  • Relevant certifications or qualifications in mechanical engineering or related field preferred


  • Conduct detailed analysis of project specifications, drawings, and technical documents to accurately determine the scope of work for mechanical systems
  • Collaborate with the design team to review and interpret project requirements and provide input on cost-effective design alternatives
  • Prepare accurate quantity take-offs and material, labor, and equipment cost estimates for mechanical systems, including HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, and more
  • Source and evaluate subcontractor and supplier bids, negotiate pricing, and analyze vendor proposals to ensure cost competitiveness and compliance with project requirements
  • Utilize industry-specific software and tools to develop accurate estimates, budgets, and tender submissions
  • Collaborate with the project management team to provide value engineering options, cost-saving strategies, and technical recommendations
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and market conditions to ensure accurate cost projections and competitive pricing

WR HVAC | M&E are #1 recruitment partner for HVAC jobs. Our customers include a range of large and small M&E companies, manufacturers and suppliers of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. We recruit UK wide for sales, management and technical jobs.

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Location Northamptonshire
Job titleMechanical Estimator – M&E Contractor
Salary £40000 - £50000
Consultant Rob Jenkins
Consultant Phone +4423 9400 4715
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