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Senior Sheet Metal Estimator

Full-Time, Salaried
Albany, New York, Rochester, New York
Posted 1 month ago


John W. Danforth has been a leader in the contracting industry in the Northeast region of the United States. Since 1884 Danforth has been evolutionary when it comes to mechanical contracting. Our firm has key integrated services so we can meet all the needs of our clients as a one-stop building services provider. We have regional office locations in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany. Hudson Valley and Columbus, OH. We are 100% employee owned and continuing to grow organically due to our leadership and direction within our organization. We are currently seeking multiple Senior Sheet Metal Estimators in various regions. The Estimator reports to the Chief Estimator and will be responsible for analyzing project documents before it starts, accurately estimate costs related to labor, materials, equipment, and Subcontractors.


The key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • To provide a detailed quantity labor and material take off all systems
  • To review and assess the estimating documents to ensure a successful and complete low bid
  • To identify and report on risk and opportunity/scope
  • To obtain suitable number of competitive quotations and compare on a like for like basis
  • To work collaboratively as a key member of the estimating team
  • Attend Pre-Bid Meetings
  • Review bid documents with the Chief Estimator prior to bid
  • Assist in fostering relationship with subcontractor and/or supplier
  • Assist in ensuring the flow of project information is maintained and documented
  • Participate in the transfer of information on successful projects including the Job Kick-off Meeting


  • Bachelor of Science in related discipline are highly desirable, and a minimum of 5 or more years estimating HVAC and/or plumbing projects
  • Be proficient in all computer software programs used in estimating with particular emphasis on Auto Bid Mechanical estimating software and Microsoft Excel
  • Strong knowledge of HVAC and plumbing systems
  • Ability to professionally communicate the basis for individual work product when in a highly stressed environment
  • Must be able to meet deadlines and put in the time needed to get the job done
  • Candidates must possess a strong work ethic
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and staff to create results driven, team-oriented environment
  • Good attention to detail with the ability to recognize discrepancies

John W. Danforth Company is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a workplace free from discrimination. All employees and applicants for employment will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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