Piping Estimator in Richmond, VA at Atlantic Constructors, Inc.

Date Posted: 8/2/2020

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Job Description

Atlantic Constructors is seeking dynamic, motivated, career minded individuals to join our expanding team! Atlantic Constructors has been recognized as an industry leader in the Mid-Atlantic Region for over 50 years.


The Piping Estimator will be responsible for providing complete estimates for bids on commercial and/or industrial projects assigned by the Estimating Manager. Projects include Office, College and University Facilities, Healthcare, Laboratories, Data Centers, Central Plants and Industrial/Manufacturing Plants.

Essential Functions:

  • Review all construction documents including Instructions To Bidders, Bid Forms and Scope of Work
  • Solicit subcontractor and vendor quotations to ensure coverage on all scopes of work
  • Distribute plans, specifications, and addenda to subcontractors and vendors via company ftp website and/or email
  • Participate in pre-bid meetings and site visits which may result in travel time on occasions
  • Work as part of a team to coordinate scope of work between in-house trades (Sheet Metal, Fire Protection, Plumbing, Electrical, Steel, Millwrights) as required
  • Take-off all equipment and material for trade specific scope of work utilizing the Trimble Autobid computerized estimating system.
  • Enter all material, labor, sub pricing, vendor pricing, equipment rentals and other costs into bid summary a day or two before bid due date
  • Review all take-off and pricing for completeness on all self-performed work
  • Review in detail subcontractor and vendor quotations for full compliance with the plans and specifications
  • Develop rough draft scope of work for proposals
  • Upon project award, assist in procurement of subs, equipment and materials
  • Enter estimate into job cost control program and participate in turnover/transition meetings with the operations team
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibility: No


  • 5+ years of experience in mechanical piping construction (commercial and/or industrial)
  • 2+ years’ Estimating and/or Pre-Construction experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge and efficiency in computer/network based estimating software (i.e. Autobid, Quote Soft, TSI, Estimation, etc.)
  • A solid and thorough understanding of P&ID drawings and flow diagrams
  • General understanding of ASME/ANSI Codes 31.1, 31.3, and 31.9
  • Strong technical writing and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Bluebeam
  • Knowledge of means and methods of construction for the piping trades including shop fabrication
  • Experience in providing budgets, construction schedules, and manpower projections
  • Must be able to meet critical deadlines
  • Must be able to multi-task, work with minimal supervision, follow written and oral instructions, show attention to detail and demonstrate problem-solving skills
  • Must be able to pass post-offer pre-employment drug screen, and may be required to satisfactorily complete additional background checks as required (i.e. DMV, criminal history)
  • Must adhere to all company policy and procedures
  • Must be available to work assigned schedules and extended hours as needed including day, evening and weekend hours

The work environment and physical demands required would be representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, and may include, but are not limited to the following:

Work Environment:

  • Works in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment
  • Position will require visits to construction and industrial work sites

Physical Demands:

  • This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopier, filing cabinets and fax machines. Site visits will require walking through existing buildings, industrial plants and/or on-going construction sites. This will involve stairs and at times ladders on multiple floors/levels.


  • May require infrequent travel (typically not overnight)


  • AAS or BS Degree in Engineering, Construction Management or other related discipline
  • Experience with MS Project or other scheduling software
  • Prior military experience 


Atlantic Constructors offers competitive benefits, for more information check out our comprehensive list on our website.  

At this time, Atlantic Constructors, Inc. will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization (work visas) for any position.

Atlantic Constructors, Inc. is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or other related medical conditions), genetic information, sexual orientation/gender identity, veteran or marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you would like an accommodation or any assistance in order to apply for a job, please call 1-877-WRK-4ACI for assistance, or fax your requested accommodation to 804-523-8781. Nothing contained herein is to be construed as an offer of employment or a binding contract of employment for a specific period of time. Employment can be terminated by either the employee or the employer at any time, for any reason, with or without notice.



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