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Mechanical Estimator


Chester, virginia

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Full Job Description

ITAC serves Process & Industrial clients with integrated engineering and construction services for complex capital projects. We also offer specialty services including power systems services and products, custom machine fabrication, and fall protection services and equipment. Founded in 1988 on a dream and a $5K loan, ITAC is a true success story. From humble beginnings to an ENR-Ranked Top Design Firm with a nationwide footprint and over 450 employees operating from 6 offices in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina, we provide Fortune 500 companies with innovative design-build solutions. We specialize in power generation & utilities, chemicals, food & beverage, forest products, advanced manufacturing, and minerals & metals.

ITAC’s purpose is to make life better. For our employees, this means providing them with the resources and flexibility they need to have both a rewarding career and a fulfilling family life. ITAC is 100% employee-owned. Through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) and Direct Stock Ownership, every team member has the unique opportunity to be an owner who shares in the company’s growth and earnings. We offer our team a comprehensive benefits package and numerous employee incentives. Rooted in love, we serve and care for our employees like family.

We hire passionate and motivated people with an innovative mindset and the desire to grow. If the thought of challenging, fast-paced projects excites you, then you’ve come to the right place. At ITAC, you’ll be part of a collaborative team that works hard to make life better. For more information, visit

General Description of the Job (tasks, duties, roles, expectations):

The Mechanical Estimator will provide comprehensive-estimating services based upon bid plans, specifications and other documents.  The estimate may be conceptual in nature or in detail based upon completed engineering and design and may be of a lump sum, time and material, or negotiated/fixed fee structure.  The format may be manual, computer spreadsheet, word processor or commercially procured estimating program. The Mechanical Estimator responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Attends pre-bid meetings as directed
  • Reviews plans, drawings, and specifications to fully understand scope of work.  Requests additional information or clarifications as necessary.
  • Performs material take offs.
  • Inputs material take-off in appropriate formatting.
  • Obtains material pricing and inputs into the estimate format.
  • Inputs labor units against material take-off.
  • Input labor task items into estimate format when necessary.
  • Prepare subcontractor scope packages, obtain pricing, review submitted scope, and input into estimate format.
  • Issue completed estimate for management review.
  • Modify estimate per management input and re-issue with final pricing.
  • Communicate any clarifications or exceptions to Business Development Group for incorporation into bid submittal document.


  • 10+ years of experience in industrial and heavy-commercial environments
  • 5+ years of proven experience as an estimator or similar position
  • Outstanding communication
  • Thoroughness and reliability
  • Knowledge of estimating software (Heavybid, Acubid, Viewpoint MEP, etc.)
  • Familiar with spreadsheet or word processor software is preferred.
  • Knowledge of discipline construction means and methods
  • Must be able to multi-task effectively as the workload requires
  • Ability to read and understand schematics and drawings is preferred.
  • Able to plan and organize work.
  • Able to work as a team or as individual with little supervision.
  • Focused on tasks with attention to detail.
  • Willing to seek help or guidance when necessary.
  • Disciplined in maintaining accurate records.


From internships to seasoned professionals, our growing company provides career opportunities for all levels of experience. We offer our team a comprehensive benefits package and numerous employee incentives. For life’s challenges, we also provide our employees and their immediate families with certified chaplains for around-the-clock encouragement and support. Rooted in love, we serve and care for our employees like family. ITAC provides benefits such as

  • Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance
  • 401k & ESOP
  • Life Insurance
  • Short & Long-Term Disability
  • Sick Time Off
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Professional Development
  • Wellness Program
  • Mentorship Program
  • Safety Incentive Program
  • 24/7 Chaplain Care

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