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Commerce City, CO

The Estimator will primarily responsible for analyzing blueprints, specifications, proposals, and other documentation to prepare time, cost, and labor estimates for products, projects, or services related to sheet metal fabrication of HVAC duct systems.


  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

    • Prepares estimates for sheet metal fabrication of HVAC duct systems.
    • Reviews data to determine material and labor requirements and prepares itemized lists. Computes cost factors and prepares estimates used for management purposes such as planning, organizing, and scheduling work; preparing bids; selecting vendors or subcontractors; and determining cost effectiveness.
    • Conducts special studies to develop and establish standard hour and related cost data or effect cost reductions.
    • Consults with clients, vendors, or other individuals to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues.
    • Interfaces with other individuals in the organization to obtain support and commitment to the cost estimates.
    • Organizes and manages a centralized cost estimating database and a formal process to support cost estimating to ensure historical data is utilized.
    • Analyzes completed projects to compare estimated costs to actual costs and determine the reason for any discrepancies.
    • Provides improvement recommendations to cost estimating procedures to reduce future discrepancies between estimated and actual costs.
    • Other duties may be assigned.


  • Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education/Experience:

    • Ability to read and understand specifications and blueprints.
    • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or 4 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Minimum 3 years’ experience preparing estimates for sheet metal fabrication of HVAC duct systems preferred.
    • Strong math aptitude and analytical skills.
    • Strong working knowledge of PC environment and MS Office programs including Outlook, Word and Excel.
    • Must be customer oriented and motivated with excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong organizational skills and an ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks under time constraints and strict deadlines.
    • Ability to pass a background check and drug test.
    *Typical Hiring Range:$70,000-$80,000 annually
    Salary commensurate with qualifications.

  • Comprehensive benefits are an important component of an employee's compensation package. Hercules recognizes the contribution of every team member and therefore is pleased to offer a competitive and cost-effective benefits package to support your needs and long-term goals.

    Hercules Industries offers the following insurance: medical, dental, vision, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, and Employee Life Insurance (Basic Life/AD&D and Voluntary Life AD&D). We pay Holiday, vacation, and sick time; as well as a Flexible Spending Plan, Wellness Program, and Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

    We offer a 401(k) Savings Plan and an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Effective October 1, 2019, Hercules became an employee-owned company. An ESOP is a qualified retirement plan.

    Hercules encourages and supports participation in service activities that contribute to our community. Employees are permitted to take three paid hours of work time per month to participate in an approved community service activity.