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Position Overview:

As a part of the Takeoff department you will: Process requests for quantity takeoffs, review and interpret specifications and job details to avoid uncertainties, produce takeoff reports that are used to estimate projects, track new and completed work through a database, and work with limited oversite of the Takeoff Manager.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Produce quantity takeoffs for plan/spec, design assist, and design build delivery methods
  • Analyze all front-end specifications to accurately identify: schedules, sequences, material types, desired manufacturers, labor methods, and special requirements
  • Analyze plans, one-line diagrams, and hand sketches to produce quantity takeoffs
  • Perform layout & sizing of various duct and pipe systems when documents are incomplete to finish estimate
  • Perform quantity takeoff of piping systems, duct systems, equipment, and miscellaneous material using estimating software to develop estimated material and labor breakdowns
  • Communicate with project managers potential conflicts or constructability issues identified
  • Review and communicate methods of assembly and selection with project managers preparing cost estimates

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Mentor, train, and assist other team members
  • Represent estimating department on special project committees
  • Analyze completed projects to compare estimated costs to actual costs and determine the reason for discrepancies
  • Provide improvement recommendations to cost estimating procedures to reduce future discrepancies between estimated and actual costs
  • Other duties as requested by leadership


  • Experience with estimating programs including on screen takeoff preferred
  • Experience in one or more areas of mechanical construction HVAC duct, piping, plumbing, industrial piping, or wastewater systems
  • Knowledge of mechanical systems for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, process piping
  • Familiar with mechanical and HVAC systems terminology
  • Fully understand pipe and duct details, system sizing/calculations/capacities, and equipment
  • Must be able to read, analyze, and interpret structural, architectural, and mechanical plans including – isometrics, 2D, & 3D drawings
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at one time
  • Excellent abilities and knowledge in Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Open to new methods and processes improvements
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Possess a sense of urgency
  • Ability to set deadlines and meet goals
  • Associates degree preferred in Construction Management, Engineering, or CAD
  • Must be capable of effectively communicating across multiple levels of the organization
  • Experience with AutoCAD software is a plus
  • Must be capable of working extended hours when workflow/job needs demand


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

August Winter & Sons is one of the leading HVAC and Industrial mechanical contractors in Northeast, Wisconsin. We service clients in a variety of industries including: Commercial, Healthcare, and Industrial applications that involve heating, cooling, process, structural, and plumbing systems. We offer a competitive compensation package and have excellent employee retention.

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