Under direction, to do difficult and responsible work in making preliminary and final estimates of mechanical construction costs and in preparing quantity surveys of major projects; and to do other related work.
Prepares, from plans and specifications of major structures, complete quantity surveys of materials and labor required for all types of mechanical construction work, including heating, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration, plumbing, sanitary, water, water purification and drainage systems, and steam generating plants, on contract or direct construction projects; prices materials and labor, and sets up estimates of the cost of mechanical work., sets up cost analysis of completed jobs; checks and negotiates cost of changes submitted by contractors; requisitions mate rial as required and checks bids for quality of materials and price; occasionally makes valuation appraisals of existing mechanical installations; may assist in the supervision of the work of other mechanical estimators; prepares reports and correspondence.
Two years of experience performing the duties of a Mechanical Estimator I in the California state service.
Five years of mechanical systems design or construction experience,at least two years of which shall have been in quantity estimating and pricing of major mechanical systems construction. (Graduation from college with major work in mechanical engineering may be substituted for two years of the required nonspecialized experience.)
Knowledge of: Costs of labor of various materials entering into heating, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration,plumbing, sanitary, water, water purification and drainage systems, and steam generating plants construction; current prices of mechanical construction materials and current wage scales of the various mechanical and construction trades; fundamentals of mechanical systems; building and construction field.
Ability to: Read and write English at a level required for successful job performance; read and interpret plans and specification, and make estimates of material and labor costs of other items entering into the cost of mechanical construction; detect errors and discrepancies in plans and specifications; make valuation appraisals of existing mechanical installations; prepare correspondence and reports; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
Education equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.