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Jacobs Mechanical Cost Estimator - Remote in Helena, Montana

Your Impact:

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

At Jacobs, we’re making our world better with every project, and we know the importance of accurate estimates to the success of these projects. We’re looking for a skilled Mechanical Cost Estimator to join our team to help prepare a wide range of estimates – from conceptual to detailed design – for complex industrial, civil, operations and maintenance, military and government facility projects. Based in any U.S. location, you’ll review design documents, proposals, specifications, drawings, attend design development meetings and make sites visits to define the scope of work and cost impacts required of the estimate process.

You’ll be a key contributor and mentor to a knowledgeable and supportive team as you prepare estimates by developing project work breakdown structures, calculating complete scope of work take-offs, apply construction means and methods, and calculate indirect field costs. Design teams will also collaborate with you on the quality and amount of input necessary to develop the cost effective design solutions. You’ll tap into both your creative and analytical sides in this role as you develop reports and presentations as well as analyze historical data.

Bring your attention to detail and desire to grow, and we’ll help you pursue what drives you – so we can tackle challenging projects, together.

At Jacobs, we’re partnering across the globe to create the best project outcomes by maximizing the design, digital technology, and support capabilities of our Global Integrated Delivery (GID) teammates. By joining Jacobs, you’ll commit to supporting and engaging with these teams, as we work to build a company like no other.

Here’s what you’ll need :

Qualifications - External

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Construction Management or Equivalent Industry Experience

  • At least 5 years Mechanical estimating experience

  • Proficient skills in the area of current technology (Word, Excel, estimating/database softwares)

  • Demonstrated understanding of estimating organizational structure and process, including quantity takeoff, crew development, productivity relationships, material quotations, knowledge of markup structures and estimate documentation

  • Be familiar with techniques, procedures, methods and the nature of applicable construction systems across the mechanical discipline; including but not limited to a variety of HVAC systems, distribution and controls, plumbing and piping systems, and various fire suppression methods

  • Be familiar with MCA standards and productivity

  • Experience using industry estimating software, such as Timberline, HCSS Heavy Bid, and MII Estimating systems.

  • Demonstrates an ability be responsible for completion of tasks with minimal supervision

  • Able to travel to meet project needs

  • U.S. Citizenship

Ideally, you’ll also have:

  • Strong and effective written, oral and presentation skills

  • Able to complete tasks independently

  • Adept at interpersonal relationship building and conflict resolution

  • Estimating certification from ASPE or AACE

Jacobs health and welfare benefits are designed to invest in you, and in the things you care about. Your health. Your well-being. Your security. Your future. Typical benefits offered include flexible work schedules and opportunities to work remotely, educational reimbursement, retirement benefits, employee stock purchase plan, health benefits, disability benefits, life and accident insurance, voluntary benefits, paid time off and paid holidays, and parental leave.

Typical salary range for this position is $96,400 to $179,050 and is commensurate with experience relative to the position. For “remote” positions, salary to be offered is geographic dependent.

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $15 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 60,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language.