Assistant Estimator - Sheet Metal

McKenney's, Inc.

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Atlanta, GA

Job Description

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Job Overview:




Do you want to be on the leading edge of construction in the Southeast? Do you enjoy working in a collaborative environment with highly qualified, dedicated professionals to solve challenging problems in a fast-paced construction environment? McKenney’s is seeking individuals who are detail-oriented and want to gain experience solving challenging problems in various market segments from healthcare to mission critical, life sciences, office, and hospitality.


Assistant Estimators will work in a team setting to develop accurate, constructible, and timely HVAC estimates while meeting McKenney’s estimating standards. Assistant Estimators will be responsible to review project specifications, perform take-offs, and develop trade specific estimates to be used in the overall project estimates and proposals. The Assistant Estimator will have the opportunity to become familiar with all HVAC estimates across a wide variety of project types. They will also play a key part in improving estimating tools, interfacing with project teams, and supporting change and progress as a member of a dynamic, growing company.



  • Accurately and efficiently perform material and labor take-offs in compliance with McKenney’s fabrication standards, project plans, project specifications, and code requirements.
  • Effectively and proactively communicate with project managers, project engineers, field foremen, estimators, and sales engineers during the bid process and throughout construction.
  • Proactively identify and communicate areas of deficiency/gaps/safety risks along with proposed solutions on estimates to support timely completion of proposals.
  • Source and qualify material and subcontractor bids in adherence to project documentation.
  • Become an expert on QuoteExpress, EstMEP, and McKenney’s Estimator and use these tools to accurately prepare timely estimates.
  • Use computer skills, knowledge, and experience to facilitate constant improvement of estimating systems, processes, and bid accuracy.
  • Work with the Manufacturing teams to proactively update productivity metrics, understand new/existing capabilities, and overall seek areas of improvements in the design/build workflow.
  • Identify typical estimating assemblies/modules and facilitate their usage in estimates.
  • Assist in updating material and labor pricing in estimating systems.
  • Develop and support budgeting tools for pipe, duct, plumbing, and controls.
  • Attend job review meetings to obtain feedback on closed-won projects.
  • Actively pursue self-development of skills as it relates to the duties for this job position.
  • Maintain enthusiasm and a positive attitude.




  • Must have basic PC experience in Windows environments, working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook), Web-enabled applications and database software. Have intermediate level experience with Excel.
  • HS Diploma or GED




  • Working towards a Mechanical engineering or construction management degree.
  • 3 years working in the Sheet Metal, Piping, or Plumbing trade.  
  • Experience with MEP estimating software.
  • College degree or equivalent experience in a construction related field.
  • Experience using Revit 2019 or AutoCAD.




  • Must be a self-starter, with ability to work well as part of a team and independently.
  • Ability to use time productively, maximize efficiency, and meet challenging work goals
  • Ability to maintain painstaking attention to detail while completing multiple or repetitive tasks.
  • Able to demonstrate a serious commitment to accuracy and quality while meeting goals or deadlines.
  • Ability to take on additional responsibilities as needed as well as determine and manage priorities with minimal guidance.
  • Must possess and maintain exceptional work ethic as well as uphold company values and demand the highest standard of conduct from self and others.
  • Must project a professional and polished image that inspires confidence and trust.




  • Work involves moderate exposure to elements, such as hot/cold temperatures, dirt, dust, and/or loud noises.
  • Work environment involves some exposure to construction-related hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
  • Light physical effort. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds and some standing or walking.  
  • Work requires local and occasional out-of-town travel to job sites and customer locations.


Moving Safety Forward, our initiative for continuous improvements in our safety culture, reminds us that we are on a journey toward a zero-incident culture.  In all we do, we must work to build a partnership with our employees, customers and business associates that empowers them all with the ability to do their jobs safely.

McKenney’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity. Qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to age, color, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin. McKenney’s is a smoke-free and drug-free workplace.