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Senior Efficiency Estimator

Location: New York City and Philadelphia


Position Summary:

As an Energy Efficiency Conceptual Estimator at Ecosave you will be responsible for developing and maintaining a database of contractors, accurately estimating construction costs, identifying scope gap, risk mitigation and contractor dispute support associated with HVAC, solar energy generation and conservation measures. You will collaborate with our engineering, project management and Service teams to develop detailed project estimates, ensuring that our clients receive cost-effective solutions for their energy efficiency needs. This role requires strong analytical skills, attention to detail, and a deep understanding of energy conservation principles.



Cost Estimation: Develop accurate and comprehensive cost estimates for HVAC, generation and energy conservation projects, considering materials, labor, equipment, and associated expenses. Project Assessment: Collaborate with the engineering team to assess project requirements, energy-saving technologies, and the scope of work to be performed. Work with Engineering to proactively form scopes of work for best practices and efficient installation.

Material and Labor Cost Analysis: Research and evaluate material and labor costs in the local market, keeping abreast of industry trends and fluctuations Maintains, estimating and contractor database(s). Streamlines bidding and cost foraging using Procore interacting with Project Coordinators to gather legacy information and documentation.

Proposal Development: Assist in the preparation of proposals and presentations for clients, providing clear and concise cost breakdowns and savings projections. Work with Project Management to effectively secure pricing for equipment and works using best practices to estimate the entire project cost.

Cost Optimization: Identify opportunities to optimize project costs without compromising energy efficiency goals. Considers the long-term implications of multiple year asset ownership with O&M making value driven decisions for equipment and system selections.

Risk Assessment: Evaluate potential risks and uncertainties associated with energy conservation projects and propose mitigation strategies. Identify scope gap, risks associated with labor, codes of practice and installation feasibility. Enables the dispute resolution process with data and cost documentation to substantiate claims and settlements.

Documentation: Maintain accurate and organized records of cost estimates, project documentation, and historical data for future reference.

Collaboration: Work closely with project managers, engineers, and other stakeholders to ensure the alignment of project estimates with the client’s goals and objectives.

Continuous Improvement: Stay updated on the latest advancements in energy conservation technologies and industry best practices, incorporating new knowledge into cost estimation processes.



-Bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction management, related field and or 15 years of direct estimating, quantities surveying experience in multi-trade project environment in energy conservation market with commercial and industrial experience.

-The preferred candidate has multiple trade experience and in field depth of installation from construction management or commissioning projects.

-Proven 10 years’ experience as a construction estimator with a focus on HVAC and energy conservation projects.

-Strong proficiency in cost estimation software and tools: Procore, Salesforce and SAP is preferred.

-Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

-Knowledge of energy-efficient technologies and conservation methods.

-Familiarity with relevant building codes, regulations, and industry standards.

-Effective communication and presentation skills.

-Detail-oriented with a high level of accuracy.

-Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team.

-Strong time management and organizational skills.

– Balances estimates and hard costing decisions and can identify magnitude of risks


Qualified applicants should send their cover letter and resume to [email protected]