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At Trane TechnologiesTM and through our businesses including Trane® and Thermo King®, we create innovative climate solutions for buildings, homes, and transportation that challenge what’s possible for a sustainable world. We're a team that dares to look at the world's challenges and see impactful possibilities. We believe in a better future when we uplift others and enable our people to thrive at work and at home. We boldly go.

This role has been designated as Hybrid. There is location flexibility, when workflow and priorities allow.

Job Summary:

Trane in St. Louis, Missouri, is hiring a Controls Estimator to join our team.  In this role, you will be working with building owners and contractors providing estimates and quotes for HVAC Controls projects. Trane always focuses on a total solution to provide our customers with the most energy-efficient buildings!


  • Responsible for the cost estimates consisting of materials, sub-contractors, purchased equipment, labor (start-up, service work, etc.), and other construction-related activities to assist Account Managers in bidding on or determining price of project.
  • Develops detailed scope based on project plans and specifications or Account Managers design-build scope. Creates detailed cost estimates including system sketches, scope definition, exceptions/exclusions, preliminary proposal, vendor/sub-contractor quotes, and points list.
  • Responsible for the take-off and pricing of purchased equipment 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 and services.
  • Participate in job pre-bid meeting with Account Managers to review scope, strategy, etc.
  • Assist Account Manager with determining the need for out-sourced engineering involvement and work with Operations / Fulfillment group to improve and control cost variations in labor, material and electrical subcontract through pre-bid validation and post mortems. 


  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field with a minimum of one (1) to three (3) years’ experience in estimating, engineering, construction management, or control systems; or three (3) to five (5) years of field experience in controls; or equivalent combination of education and experience in estimating, engineering, control systems, or construction management.  
  • Proven experience prioritizing tasks in order to meet tight deadlines within a fast-paced environment with attention to detail.
  • Experience working directly with building owners or contractors is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
  • Familiarity with the operation of HVAC Systems and/or Temperature Controls preferred.
  • Flexibility to work overtime/weekends, as required.
  • Must be able to travel locally and possess a valid driver’s license for a minimum of 12 months, with no major or frequent traffic violations including, but not limited to:
    • DUI in the previous 3 years
    • Hit & Run, License Suspension, Reckless / Careless Driving or multiple smaller infractions or preventable collisions in the previous 3 years.

Base Compensation Range is $44,500 to $103,500. Total compensation for this role also will include an incentive plan. 

Disclaimer: This base salary range is based on US national averages. Actual base pay could be a result of seniority, merit, geographic location where the work is performed. 

We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits and programs. We are an equal opportunity employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, age, marital status, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any legally protected status.

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