Construction Estimator

New York, NY

Posted: 03/18/2020 Employment Type: Full Time Permanent Industry: Construction Job Number: NYC025 Pay Rate: Competitive Branch: New York, NY Division:

Job Description

We have a client who is a large, well-respected Construction Management and General Contracting firm headquartered in New York City and looking for an Estimator to join its office. If you have a dedication to client satisfaction, accurate estimates, positive partnerships, and enjoy high profile projects then this could be the opportunity for you!

The Estimator serves a vital function in the growth of the company. The incumbent will be responsible for accurately estimating the total costs associated with a project. A challenging position that requires fine attention to detail; the candidate must demonstrate the ability to work well under pressure, especially when facing bid deadlines.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Initiate and manage entire bid process (CM and GC) inclusive of preparation of detailed bid packages and assure accurate and proper submissions/proposals by all subcontractors;
  • Prepare estimates with the proper level of detail for all design stages: Conceptual, Schematic Design, Design Development and Construction Documents;
  • Prepare quantity take-offs and estimate costs of materials, labor, and use of equipment required to fulfill all provisions of the contract;
  • Solicit proposals based on drawings, bid packages and subcontractor walk through for each trade;
  • Prepare subcontractor bid forms, scopes of work, etc. for all trades involved in each project;
  • Provide an itemized hard and soft cost breakdown for client approval at the end of Schematic Design;
  • Review design documents for proper information to receive accurate pricing from subcontractors and suppliers, generate acceptable value engineering ideas, and prepare life-cycle costing;
  • Ensure that estimates comply with the requirements of the overall construction contract and are consistent with corporate guidelines;
  • Assist in the creation of logistics plans and accurately translate them to direct project costs;
  • Compile detailed award packages to pass on to the purchasing team after estimate approval;
  • Consult with architects, subcontractors, and material suppliers to discuss and formulate estimates, effect cost reductions, and resolve issues;
  • Actively research, solicit, and develop sources/vendors for compiling and maintaining accuracy of cost information;
  • Maintain current on trends in and changes to existing construction codes in order to ensure complete bids from subcontractors and material suppliers;
  • Attend client and/or team meetings to discuss estimates, answer any questions and resolve any issues regarding pricing and estimates;
  • Ensure a complete review of plans and drawings, identify items that have been omitted and ensure appropriate accounting for such items in overall estimate package that represents the full scope of the project;
  • Maintain client relationships throughout the project life cycle; ensuring client satisfaction with the project;
  • Analyze completed projects to compare estimated costs to actual costs and determine the reason for any discrepancies.

YOU MUST APPLY ONLINE HERE and scroll to the bottom-right to create a NEW Login ID. Only qualified applicants will be contacted and we appreciate your interest. Thank you.

Job Requirements

Qualifications and Skills

  • Four-year degree and/or at least three years of relevant experience in Estimating, Purchasing, or Quantity Surveying
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks effectively
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure of deadlines and meet them
  • Demonstrate proficiency in reading commercial construction plans and specifications

Computer Systems

  • Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook), On-Screen Take Off (preferred but not required), and Procore (preferred but not required)


Additional Information

YOU MUST APPLY ONLINE HERE and scroll to the bottom-right to create a NEW Login ID. Only qualified applicants will be contacted and we appreciate your interest. Thank you.


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