Estimator (Birmingham, AL)

Hobbs & Associates
August 4, 2023
Birmingham, Alabama
Job Type


Job Title: Estimator

Job Location: Birmingham, AL

Reports To: General Manager

FLSA Status: Exempt

This is a FULL-TIME position

Under the supervision of the General Manager, the Estimator provides support to the sales team for commercial design/build and new construction projects from the take off and bid process stage to customer finalized quote.

  • Responsible for the complete quoting process for Hobbs and Associates in the state of Virginia while working out of the Richmond, VA office.
  • Take-off and assemble competitive bids from construction bid documents including architectural, structural, mechanical and plumbing drawings and specifications using estimating software.
  • Work with account executives and company leadership to ensure best product selection and pricing strategy.
  • Communicates with suppliers and manufacturers to ensure product and pricing are suitable for each project.
  • Documents work by maintaining files for each job including bid documents, addendums, product selection and factory pricing.
  • Meets deadlines for proposals and other assigned tasks.
  • Responsible for timely completion of final bid and preparation of any necessary documents.
  • Simultaneously handles a large and diverse number of projects with collaboration from other disciplines involved on each project.

Experience and Requirements:

· 4 Year Engineering degree or previous estimating experience

· Capability to manage multiple bids at once from start to finish

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills

· Experience with Microsoft Office Suite

· Background in HVAC and plumbing preferred

Other Skills/Abilities

Strategic Skills

Ability to learn new skills and knowledge. Ability to understand concepts and complexity comfortably. Open to change and will try anything to find solutions. Able to handle uncertainty and make decisions without knowing the whole story

Operating Skills

Ability to discern between tasks to determine how best to accomplish goals and organize task/people assignments to get results in a timely way. Ability to figure out processes and simplify them in order to maximize workflow.

Behavior Skills

Ability to manage people and situations when conflicts arise. Ability to seize opportunities with the drive to complete goals.

Personal and Interpersonal Skills

Ability to establish and grow relationships with customers through effective verbal and written communication. Dedicated to the needs of the customers, manufacturers and peers and has the patience to actively listen to all business partners. Able to solve problems and skillfully negotiate with a minimum of noise while managing stress. Demonstrates integrity and trust through appropriate directness and truthfulness. Ability to understand personal strengths and weaknesses, seek feedback and improve upon shortcomings.

Negotiating Skills

Ability to settle differences, compromise or reach agreement while avoiding argument and dispute.

Presentation Skills

Ability to communicate and transfer knowledge in a precise, concise and logical manner. Demonstrates professional facilitation skills and has a professional presence.

Environmental Requirements

Will be required to work in an office environment.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to operate computer keyboard and telephone, reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
  • EAP
  • Pet Insurance
  • Critical Illness/Accident
  • PTO
  • Employee Development

Salary commensurate with experience.

Hobbs & Associates, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $62,807.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person