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Lead Estimator

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    New Rochelle
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  • Review contract plans, specifications, and associated documents thoroughly for bidding purposes.
  • Familiarize yourself with general requirements, special conditions, and proposal criteria.
  • Collaborate with the Vice President of Estimating or Chief Estimator to understand proposal requirements.
  • Identify significant and uncommon items within the bid documentation.
  • Obtain quotations from major subcontractors and suppliers.
  • Utilize HCSS software to prepare comparison sheets for precise bid analysis.
  • Identify requirements for Disadvantaged/Minority/Women-Owned Business Enterprises (D/M/WBE) and prepare Government Furnished Equipment (GFE) using SmartBid.
  • Craft clear write-ups and necessary documentation for Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) or Request for Proposal (RFP) submissions.
  • Prepare essential documents for bid and proposal submissions.
  • Set up Joint Venture manuals as necessary for Joint Venture bids.
  • Develop pre-bid or green sheet estimates for review.
  • Utilize HCSS software to set up bids for accurate pricing and tracking.
  • Review bid items and pricing with the Vice President of Estimating or Chief Estimator.
  • Establish equipment usage timelines for the project.
  • Assign tasks and oversee take-off estimators to ensure accuracy and efficiency.
  • Develop a project plan and determine suitable means and methods for execution.
  • Maintain ongoing communication with the owner’s representative throughout the bidding process.
  • Understand insurance and bonding requirements and complete financial worksheets accordingly.
  • Review risks and selected subcontractors/suppliers with the Vice President of Estimating or Chief Estimator.
  • Finalize bid submissions with the Chief Estimator and submit them.
  • Develop procurement strategies and efficiently manage subcontracts and purchase orders.


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering from an accredited institution, with a minimum of 10 years' experience in heavy civil construction with a general contractor.
  • At least 5 years of experience in estimating roles.
  • Preference for experience working on projects in the NYC area valued at $100+ million.
  • Proficiency in software applications including HCSS Heavy Bid, Blue Beam, Excel, Primavera P6, and SmartBid.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Expected Salary: $150,000 - $220,000, depending on experience.

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