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Senior HVAC Piping & Process Systems Estimator - Therma

San Jose, CA, USA ● Therma, 1601 Las Plumas Avenue, San Jose, California, United States of America Req #732
Friday, March 8, 2024
Therma, a Legence company
For over 50 years, Therma has continued to redefine the mechanical construction landscapes in California. Renowned for outstanding client service and attention to detail, we balance innovative, facility-specific solutions with a pragmatic, cost-conscious approach. Today, the firm employs more than 1,100 people in 3 regional offices, and its clients represent a diverse range of market sectors, including Biopharmaceutical, Education, Healthcare, Food & Beverage, Commercial, Industrial and Data Center facilities. Our culture is open, innovative, collaborative, and fun – all reflected in recognition of Therma as a #1 Best Place to Work on multiple occasions. We create an environment that empowers & challenges employees, giving them the greatest opportunity to succeed.
Therma is looking for a HVAC Piping & Process Systems Senior Estimator to join our team! This position is in the estimating department which supports Therma’s project management teams.  If you are looking to work in a fast paced and rewarding environment, then we invite you to apply today!

Position: Full-time, In-office

To perform this job successfully, the candidate must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Also, additional job duties may be assigned.

  • Responsible for providing timely and accurate cost estimates of labor and materials for new construction, tenant improvement, or maintenance projects. 
  • Analyze drawings, specifications, and project documents to prepare time, cost, and labor estimates.
  • Work collaboratively with other peer estimators, project managers, engineers, detailers, vendors.
  • Manage project management teams expectations through communications both written and verbal.
  • Use HVAC estimating software, currently Highland Construction Software / Quote Soft / Trimble AutoBid software tools to perform project takeoffs.
  • Responsible for accuracy of all components of estimating workbook spreadsheets including verifying correct labor hours are assigned to the proper tasks, labor rates are accurate, internal cost allocations, assumption, material, transportation, and other services not performed by company.
  • Ensures compliance with regulations and company policies.
  • Attend job walks, bid review, meetings as needed.
Job Requirements:
  • Experience in construction HVAC & process systems industry.
  • Experience estimating medium to large projects.
  • Knowledge of SMACNA.
  • Experience using Estimating software such as Trimble AutoBid, Highlands Construction Software, Quote Soft, or equal.
  • Proficient in Microsoft suite applications; Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project.
  • Reviewing customer requests for quotes for both deliverable and quality requirements.
  • Communicating with customers / project teams to accurately define requirements and expectations.
  • Consolidating all outside costs and internal costs associated with fabrication and installation.
  • Creating detailed estimate packages for final review with associated backup documentation.
  • Writing clarification letters for estimates performed.
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Collaborate effectively in a team environment.
  • 10+ years of field experience in construction or HVAC industry.
  • Advanced knowledge of HVAC codes.
  • College degree in Construction Management / Engineering or related field.
  • Microsoft suite applications; Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project.
  • Bluebeam and Adobe PDF applications.
  • Autodesk AutoCAD & Revit basic knowledge and navigation of drawings / models.
  • Design build experience on medium to large scale projects with various degrees of complexity. 
Critical Competencies:
  • ORGANIZED: Sense of urgency with the ability to set priorities and build action plans to drive timely execution. Thorough, methodical, and result-oriented with great attention to detail.
  • PROBLEM-SOLVING: Able to identify patterns beyond noise or incomplete information by demonstrating a willingness to engage by asking questions and articulating relevant problem statements and drive toward logical conclusions and decision points. Attention to detail, able to segregate beliefs and assumptions from facts. Demonstrate strong judgment to turn information into insights, practical solutions, and decision-ready recommendations.
  • AGILE: Hands-on with ability to shift back and forth from self-reliance and personal accountability to cross-group collaboration while making others successful along the way. Adaptable and willing to adjust style to audience, learn and grow with the company.
  • Customer and Personal Service – Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services.  This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.  
  • Writing – Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience. 
  • Active Listening – Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate.
  • Coordination – Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions. 
Unable to provide sponsorship for this position. 

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Health and Welfare Benefits
  • Health and Welfare
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Prescription drug
  • Employee assistance program
Personal Benefits
  • Paid vacation
  • Company-paid holidays
  • Sick leave
  • Bereavement leave
  • Jury duty
Financial Benefits
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Company-paid long-term disability insurance
  • AD&D insurance
  • Life insurance
About Legence
Legence, a Blackstone portfolio company, is an Energy Transition Accelerator™ that provides advisory services and implementation focused on financing, designing, building, and servicing complex systems in mission-critical and high performance facilities. With five decades of expertise in the built environment, Legence has a proven track record of reducing carbon emissions, implementing renewables, lowering utility costs through efficiency consumption, and making systems run better at unmatched speed and scale. To learn more about Legence and its services, visit https://www.wearelegence.com/.

Contingent Employment Statement
Offers of employment for this role may be contingent upon successfully passing a background check and/or drug screen. Execution of screens will vary based on role requirements and Company policy. All background checks and drug screens will be done in accordance with applicable federal, state, or local law.
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Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Travel Required No
  • Required Education High School
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  • San Jose, CA, USA
  • Therma, 1601 Las Plumas Avenue, San Jose, California, United States of America