Job Description

Build the future, spark innovation and align your career with purpose.

McKinstry is innovating the waste and climate harm out of the built environment and creating lasting impact. Together, we’re building a thriving planet.

Buildings are a leading contributor to the climate crisis, generating nearly 40% of total global energy-related carbon emissions. We’re making a lasting impact on our industry and within our communities by addressing the climate, affordability and equity crises through:

  • renewables and energy services
  • engineering and design
  • construction and facility services

To get where we’re going, we need big thinkers, problem solvers and collaborative mindsets. Does that sound like you?

The Opportunity with McKinstry

We are currently seeking a Plumbing and Piping Estimator to join our team as a member of our growing New Mechanical Construction division in Portland, Oregon. Applicants with basic or advanced estimating skills are welcome to applyYou will be joining an experienced and motivated group of people where you will have the opportunity to establish yourself as a key contributor. As part of this team, you will work on exciting, complex, and large projects. To be successful, you must have a strong sense of ownership, be technically proficient, and possess excellent communication skills, as you will be collaborating with team members of all levels. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Evaluates costs and constructability issues in preparing estimates.
  • Ensures the accuracy of cost estimates.
  • Develop project cost estimates based upon schematic and/or detailed descriptions of scope for various disciplines.
  • Have the ability to develop initial budgets and estimates with no engineering drawings or specifications.
  • Performs subcontractor and vendor estimate reviews.
  • Coordinates and performs duties and responsibilities such as lead generation, customer services and coordinating the start of a project.
  • Develops requests for proposals for potential subcontractors and vendors.
  • Responsible for discussions and meetings with subcontractors, vendors, architects, customers, and management.
  • Evaluates and communicates project risk.
  • Identify and secure a prospective business consistent with the company’s strategy.

What You Need to Succeed at McKinstry

  • Experience in plumbing and mechanical pipe estimating is preferred.
  • Knowledge of building plumbing and mechanical system components.
  • Working knowledge of Trimble Autobid Mechanical software and databases.
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or construction-related fields is required or equivalent work experience.
  • Intermediate knowledge of the Microsoft Suite with enhanced knowledge of MS Excel is preferred.

PeopleFirst Benefits

When it comes to the basics, we have you covered:

  • Competitive pay
  • 401(k) with employer match and profit-sharing plan
  • Paid time off and holidays
  • Comprehensive medical, prescription, dental, and vision with low or zero deductible options and low out of pocket maximums

People come first at McKinstry, and we go beyond the basic benefits with:

  • Family formation benefits, including adoption and IVF assistance
  • Up to 16 weeks paid parental leave
  • Transgender inclusive benefits
  • Commuter benefits
  • Pet insurance
  • “Building Good” paid community service time
  • Learning and advancement opportunities via McKinstry University
  • McKinstry Moves onsite gyms or reimbursement for remote workers

See benefit plan documents for complete details.

If you’re driven by our vision to build a thriving planet together, McKinstry is the place to build your career.

The pay range for this position is $68,310-$103,050 per year; however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Base pay information is based on market location. A bonus may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered.

The McKinstry group of companies are equal opportunity employers. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, race, color, creed, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to employment, advancement, assignment, and training. This commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity is made equally as a social responsibility and as an economic and business necessity.

McKinstry is a drug-free workplace. Employment is contingent upon successfully passing a pre-employment drug and alcohol test, complying with the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act and a Confidentiality Agreement, in addition to successful outcomes of background and reference checks.

Applicants for this role will only be considered if they possess current US Work Authorization, and do not require employer-sponsored VISA support to begin or remain in this role.



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Portland, Oregon, 97230, United States

Job Overview
Job Posted:
2 months ago
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Job Type
Full Time
Bachelors Degree

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Portland, Oregon, 97230, United States