MEP Estimation Engineer – Jeddah

Job Specification

  • Number of Vacancies: 1
  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Industry: Construction
  • Nationalities: Open to all nationalities residing within KSA with a transferrable Iqama

Job Summary

  • Functional Area: Engineering
  • Location: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Job Role: Estimation Engineer
  • Reporting to: Estimation Manager

The Company

Our client is a general contracting company, based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The company operates in the fields of Architecture, Commercial, Industrial, and Residential real estate.

Job Summary

An MEP Project and Estimation Engineer determine costs and potential profitability for commercial, residential, and industrial MEP contracting jobs. This work requires a high level of attention to detail and an analytical approach, as MEP estimators review Drawings and determine factors, such as cable lengths, fixtures, Panel Boards, HVAC, Plumbing and piping works needed etc. ensuring that they price these elements and their installation correctly. An MEP estimators tend to work with electromechanical contracting companies, helping them to ensure that their jobs are profitable and their project bids are competitive. The Projects engineer is responsible for designing, building, installing and maintaining all kinds of mechanical machinery, tool and components. He must be able to collect the field information; completing engineering calculations and analyses; selecting equipment and components; preparing design drawings and specifications. Mechanical site engineer is responsible for making sure all machinery on a given project is constructed and installed correctly as these projects are commercial construction projects and involve HVAC systems.

The majority of electromechanical engineering professionals are engineering technicians. These professionals design, test and maintain automated, unmanned equipment. Regular duties of electromechanical engineering technicians include reading Drawings and other design documents to aid in mechanical assembly; designing, testing and manufacturing electronically controlled mechanical systems; fabricating metal housings, fittings and various other metal machine parts; calibrating hydraulic systems and mounting electronic parts, additionally, electromechanical engineering professionals are responsible for monitoring, maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing manufacturing parts and systems.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • MEP projects – estimation engineer review residential, commercial, and industrial building, culverts and Machinery plans to determine the MEP needs of a project. These Drawings include elements such as the placement of utilities, workstations, or major appliances, along with information on specialty fixtures in specific locations. Additionally, MEP Engineer review these plans to gain a sense of wire/cable lengths and outlet placement according to MEP codes.
  • MEP Engineer determine material needs and costs. Generally, they review their supplier costs to determine how much each individual element will cost the contractor, including specialty elements, such as custom fixtures. MEP engineers also determine wire/cable, plumbing, HVAC, Panel Board needs based on the building plan, making sure to account for areas where extra material is necessary.
  • MEP engineers determine the overall labor needs for a project. If engineers work with a single contractor, they figure out how long project elements will take to rough time for start and finish for their crew. If estimators work with subcontractors, they may need to communicate to determine labor costs and gain a better sense of how much time the subcontractor expects a project to take.
  • Prepare and submit project bids. These bids typically have guidelines established by construction companies. In each bid, MEP engineers try to balance their costs and potential profitability with ensuring that the bid can compete with other contractors and companies.
  • While developing cost estimates, MEP engineers also determine a project’s potential profitability.
  • MEP engineers also maintain cost databases, outlining common costs to save time on future estimates. These databases to ensure they reflect changing material or labor costs and should be updated frequently to ensure adapting the new prices.
  • Time management is also key in this role, as MEP engineers need to make sure that they submit bids on time and often have multiple projects occurring at once.
  • Accurately interpret and apply information from work orders, job orders, specifications and drawings recognizing basic terms and symbols for construction estimates.
  • Ensure that the estimate and proposal is issued as a complete package.
  • Acquire pricing from vendors for jobs being bid.
  • Investigate project site and make site visit prior to bid and identify project location, access issues, haul routes, staging/waste areas and any other potential problems that could be associated with the work.
  • Analyze drawings, specifications and other documentation to prepare labor, materials, equipment and scheduled time estimates.
  • Review subcontracted work bids for competitive pricing and complete scope of work.
  • Report any risks and other special considerations for project cost and profit evaluations.
  • Prepare estimates used by management for purposes such as planning, organizing and scheduling work.
  • Help in maintaining estimate records for data and historical retention.
  • Must have knowledge and understanding of unit costs and the factors that affect construction cost.
  • Handling the project from first estimate all the way through subcontracts being formalized.
  • Able to engage and develop business with new and existing customers.
  • Work as a team with the civil estimators.
  • Breakdown the project charter into initial WBS to be able to estimate the quantities and initial cost.
  • Can estimate the manpower, equipment, tools, consumables, and their charges associated with each activity (supply and installation).
  • Can use and extract information from engineering software like ACAD,REVIT and others
  • Assist the estimation manager to develop recommended contingency for those risk that may not be able to be mitigated by other means.
  • Develop a common responsibility matrix for civil works and standardize it for the for all quotation templates.
  • Should be able to read and understand any electrical or mechanical drawings and capable of quantity surveying these drawings to general a BOQ and then prepare the quote based on the unit rates accordingly.

Minimum Qualifications/Experience

  • Transferable Iqama for non-Saudis.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering with valid practice licence.
  • Excellent user of engineering software (2D and 3D ACAD, REVIT, TEKLA,ETABS,STAAD)
  • 5+ years of related work experience involving typical estimating activities
  • Previous experience using estimating database supported software.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (Arabic and English).
  • Must have a clear understanding of, and ability to work with, construction contract commercial documents, drawings and specifications.
    Proficient in using MS Office: Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, word..etc.
  • PMP Certified candidate are preferable.
  • Preferred work experience with subcontractors, in the construction field.
  • Preferred relative experience in the Saudi Market.
  • Preference projects, Railway projects, pipeline projects, and governmental sector projects.
  • ARAMCO certified candidates are a plus.
  • Quantity surveying certificates are a plus.