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 Mechanical Piping Estimator to join our high-performing Estimating team in Seattle. You will be joining an experienced and motivated group of people where you will have the opportunity to establish yourself as a key contributor to the team. 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.

Our ideal candidate is a self-starting decision maker who has excellent listening skills and extreme attention to detail. Excellent time management and organizational skills will help to ensure success in this role. You will be expected to clearly communicate with the estimating team, engineers, and our sales and business development teams across the company.

We have a wide range of customers and projects that include large commercial, life sciences, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, technology, manufacturing, and industrial. The size and complexity of the projects we work on varies and can range anywhere from $1M-$100M+.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Interface with all departments including sales and project teams, special projects group, and engineering.
  • Intake bid documents from internal/external teams.
  • Reviewing all drawings and specifications before starting on projects.
  • Reach out to equipment vendors and subcontractors for pricing through Building Connected platform.
  • Performing complete and accurate on-screen quantity takeoff for mechanical piping,  plumbing systems, and industrial/process piping.
  • Composing project scope letters starting with job specific inclusions, exclusions, and clarifications.
  • Follow-up with internal/external customers after estimates are sent out.

What You Need to Succeed at McKinstry

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, Construction Management, Engineering, or equivalent work experience preferred
  • Experience in estimating, takeoff, spreadsheets, budgeting, and cost control
  • Experience with design build and design assist projects.
  • Experience reviewing projects specifications and details.
  • Experience with any of the following database estimating software programs including but not limited to Autobid Trimble, MEP EST, Quotesoft, Fast Duct or Fast Pipe, or others
  • Experience using Building connected, Procore or other construction file sharing service
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Bluebeam
  •  Strong attention to detail
  • Revit or AutoCAD experience a plus.
  • Structural steel estimating experience a plus
  • Industrial estimating experience a plus
  •  Working knowledge of MCAA Manuals and Labor Tables and how they apply to estimating.
  • Be constantly curious.

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-$114,500 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.


68,310 - 114,500 USD

Yearly based


Seattle, WA, 98134, United States

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Job Overview
Job Posted:
1 week ago
Job Expires:
4mos 4w
Job Type
Full Time
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