Chief Estimator - Civil Construction

Confidential Company  •  Brooklyn, NY

15+ years experience  •  Construction

$177K - $212K ($150K - $180K base + 18%)
Posted on 07/27/17 by Ralph Conserva
Confidential Company
Brooklyn, NY
15+ years experience
$177K - $212K
($150K - $180K base + 18%)
Posted on 07/27/17 Ralph Conserva

POSITION TITLE: Chief Estimator – CivilConstruction


LOCATION: Brooklyn, New York  

COMPENSATION: Base salary:  $175,000 or Market Rate + Bonus  

COMPANY:    Our client is a leader in CivilConstruction.   


  • Drainage and Piping
  • Concrete Work
  • Retaining Walls
  • Excavation
  • Sewer Work: Sanitary & Storm
  • Water Mains
  • Asphalt Paving
  • Demolition
  • Soil Stabilization


  • Able to output 5-10 Jobs per month
  • Vast knowledge of NYC Union rules and agreements
  • At least 15 years of experience estimating in the NYC Heavy Highway / Civil Industry
  • Vast knowledge of how to use HCSS heavy bid software
  • Technical background necessary to estimate heavycivilproject include:
    • Bridge / Deck replacements
    • Large Diameter Steel Water Main Projects
    • Sewer & Water Main Projects
    • Highway Work
    • Structural and Architectural Concrete
    • Flat Work (Landscaping, Pavers, Beautification, etc.)
    • Transit Work (Substations, Vent Plants, Station Work)
  • Proficient in analyzing subcontractor proposals from Electrical, Mechanical, Steel, HVAC Subcontractors
  • Experience with estimating work for NYC Public Agencies including NYC DEP, NYC DDC, NYC MTA, NYS DOT, PANYNJ
  • Knowledge of performing analysis of bid item quantities for overruns and underruns
  • Manage a team of 1-3 Estimators


  • Superior oral and written communication and interpersonal abilities essential for dealing with management, project teams, customers and other stakeholders
  • Must have at least 10 years’ experience in working with city and state agencies (NYS DOT, NYC MTA, NYC DDC, NYC DOT, & PANYNJ)
  • Must have at least 10 years’ experience in Heavy Construction
  • EngineeringDegree
  • Creative problem solving abilities.
  • Mentoring skills with the ability to train others.
  • Capability to negotiate with Public Agencies, Private Utilities, and Vendors
  • Significant business acumen and understanding and use of financial tools.
  • Must be self-motivated.

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