Residential Quote Commercial Quote
Posted on March 6, 2024



Preparation of detailed bids, estimates, and budgets for one or more piping disciplines on projects. The projects include refineries, chemical plants, water and wastewater treatment plants, food processing plants, manufacturing, K-12 education, universities, commercial buildings, retail and multi-use residential.


  • Review construction documents and understand scope of work to bid.
  • Submit RFI’s for clarification during the bid process.
  • Perform a material and labor estimate identifying potential risks and opportunities.
  • Coordinate and prepare the estimate ensuring company goals and Lean Construction
    Principles are considered.
  • Establish project specific strategies and goals to maximize competitiveness.
  • Minimize liability and LD’s by including reductions/exclusions in the estimate.
  • Evaluate value engineering opportunities.
  • Prepare change order pricing and cost codes for project tracking.
  • Collaborate and lead a turnover meeting with Operations team.
  • Prepare cost summary capturing material, labor, equipment, subcontractor and overhead
    costs incurred in the installation of items so that project costs can be actualized for continual
  • Visit construction sites and observe methods of construction to gain additional insight that will
    assist in accurately estimating jobs.
  • Inform immediate supervisor of any observed inaccuracies or omissions in quoted items or computer database.
  • Develop and maintain resource information on products, vendors, subcontractors, etc.
  • Review all estimates with Group Leader or Project Manager to ensure accuracy and
    completeness, prior to formal quotation.
  • Utilize standard formats for completing the estimates.
  • Ensure all working documents and data are maintained to backup estimate figures.


  • Experience with Auto bid Mechanical or other computerized estimating software.
  • Advanced technical writing ability, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Responds promptly to customer needs and maintains confidentiality.
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize work tasks.
  • Adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent changes, delays or unexpected events.
  • Maintains a high level of professionalism, patience, and efficiency to minimize internal customer dissatisfaction and increase efficiency.
  • Negotiation skills and training.
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of the company.


  • Preferred Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Construction Management or a Technical Degree with 3+ years of experience in mechanical construction.
  • Experience as construction estimator.
  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience in the construction trade.

FLSA Classification

Exempt, Salaried


  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer in a standard office
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
  • Standard work hours: 7:00-3:30pm, Monday-Friday

Job Type



  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Ability to commute/relocate

Erie, PA 16510: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


The information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of
work performed by employees within this role at Wm T Spaeder Co, Inc. It is not designed to contain
or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications
required of employees assigned to this job. Requirements are subject to possible modification to
reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an
employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.

To Apply

Please submit your resume to: or through the contact form below.

“We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.”


Contact Form

"*" indicates required fields

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.