Estimator (Sheet Metal)

Position Summary

Hopkins | Lacy is searching for a collaborative and driven Estimator to join our well-established, growing company.  The Estimator must possess a thorough working knowledge of MEP with a focus on Sheet Metal This position requires the candidate to be a self-starter, have a strong work ethic, and to be committed to quality. The Estimator reports to the Lead Estimator.


  • Performing quantity take-offs, pricing, scoping and bidding of construction projects.
  • Visiting the project site to develop a thorough understanding of the site conditions.
  • Develop a clear understanding of the project specifications and bidding requirements
  • Compose and manage both verbal and written clarification correspondence with the client
  • Developing relationships with customers, subcontractors, and suppliers through direct communication
  • Identifying constructability issues through the estimating process.
  • Identifying value-engineering alternatives and other opportunities to gain a competitive advantage.
  • Assessing site risks and develop plans to mitigate

Duties/Responsibilities Cont.

  • Reviewing estimates with project managers, superintendents and other estimators to ensure project costs are accurately captured in the estimate
  • Present estimate and participate in bid reviews with the Lead Estimator and/or senior management to ensure accuracy and completeness
  • Assure compliance with MBE/DBE requirements of contract in bid process. Assure that all appropriate subcontractors have been solicited
  • Understand all safety, quality, and environmental standards and procedures and ensure appropriate costs are reflected in the estimate.
  • Executing accurate, detailed and complete estimates.
  • Develop preliminary project schedule based on the information provided in the plans and specifications
  • Tracking and documenting historical data for future use.


  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, construction management or related field; or equivalent experience.
  • 3 years of previous estimating experience
  • Strong math skills with a thorough understanding of geometry
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings.
  • Understanding of geotechnical information
  • Ability to communicate technical information in writing.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite


Budgets/Cost Control
Acting Decisively
Technical Skills
Delivering High Quality Work
Working with Financial Information


Travel is estimated at less than 10%.

Supervisory Responsibility

The estimator will occasionally give direction to the estimating technicians.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.  The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

Office days and hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

AAP/EEO Statement

It has been and will continue to be a fundamental policy of the Company not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or status as a veteran, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law, with respect to recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, and other terms and condition of employment.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Nearest Major Market: Roanoke