The Hunton Group
  • HT
  • Houston, TX, USA
  • Full Time

Standard Hunton Group Benefits

Job Description:

Hunton Trane a division of Hunton Group in Houston, TX has a new and exciting opportunity to join our organization as a Building Automation Systems (BAS) Estimator.  In this role, selected candidate will be interacting closely with Account Managers, contractors, and control vendors to ensure timely completion of a detailed cost estimate. Recent college graduates with a Bachelor's degree in mechanical/electronic/electrical engineering that have a desire to learn about Trane's controls business are encouraged to apply.


Responsible for creating cost estimates consisting of materials, sub-contractors, purchased equipment, labor, and other construction-related activities to assist Account Managers in bidding on or determining price of project. 

  • Utilizes plans, specifications, and knowledge of controls/construction industry to analyze project needs and compiles detailed cost estimates.
  • Responsible for the take-off and pricing of controls materials to ensure accuracy of quantity, size, configuration, voltage, options, etc.
  • Responsible for identifying possible cost saving opportunities and/or risk items that will occur on various projects. 
  • Maintains competitive advantage by staying current with industry standards.
  • Develops the scope of work for sub-contractors.
  • Optimizes job costs by negotiating prices with vendors/sub-contractors through quotations for materials/services.
  • Coordinates controls equipment discounts with regional BAS Manager.
  • Documents work by maintaining files for each job.
  • Responsible for holding job pre-bid meeting with Account Managers to review scope, strategy, etc.
  • Creates detailed cost estimates including controller sizing charts, electrical estimates, scope definition, exceptions/exclusions, preliminary proposal, points list, and system riser/sketches.
  • Flexibility to work overtime/weekends, as required.


  • Experience of three plus years in estimating, engineering, or construction management is preferred and/or education in engineering technology, construction management, or related field is preferred. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a strong technical and mathematical aptitude.
  • Working knowledge with the operation of HVAC systems, electrical systems, and temperature controls a plus, but not required.

Knowledge and skill set:

  • Building Automation Systems
  • Direct Digital Control Systems
  • PLC Controls Systems
  • HVAC Mechanical Systems
  • Electrical Systems
  • Software systems including MS Word, Excel, ACAD & Visio desired. 
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