Senior Estimator

85 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
$100,000 - $125,000 a year - Full-time

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  • $100,000 - $125,000 a year

Job type

  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

  • Monday to Friday


85 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

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  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

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JOB TITLE: Senior Estimator

SUMMARY: The Senior Estimator is responsible for the oversight of the estimating process for all projects bid and awarded, and will establish standardized procedures, methods, and processes for estimating and training estimating resources in the use of the same.

The Senior Estimator will oversee past performance on projects and establish estimating standards for all future estimates based on such, and assist in the oversight of the historical cost database and bid management and estimating software.

The Senior Estimator works with the Business Development Manager to oversee department standards for deliverables such as bid packages, deliverable formats, and budget tracking tools.

The Senior Estimator manages and coordinates the people, software and other resources used to perform the estimating functions. Projects range from fully defined (conventional “Bid-Build” Projects) to conceptual (alternative procurement such as “Design-Build” Projects).

Duties and Responsibilities:

•Implementation of an entirely new estimating process.

•Evaluate our Pre-construction services and ultimately manage and operate.

•Evaluate and work with Business Development to ensure we can fulfill monthly/quarterly sales goals.

•Create and build a Construction Management team

•Reviews project plans and specifications and coordinates to confirm complete scope.

•Identify risk issues and their order of magnitude

•Solicit subcontractor and/or supplier information & pricing

•Assist in “Good Faith Efforts” as required

•Prepares instructions to bidders, bid form and other bid solicitation information as required.

•Performs and/or manages the quantity survey and pricing effort for internal budgets.

•Prepares conceptual budgets based on minimal information.

•Reviews general conditions, schedule, scopes of work, hoisting plans, site logistics and other exhibits as prepared by Operations.

•Ensures the flow of project information is maintained and documented.

•Reviews and/or manages the review and scoping of specialty contractor bids.

•Coordinates insurance requirements with Risk Manager.

•Coordinates technical proposal requirements with Marketing Department.

•Reviews constructability issues with operational staff.

•Maintains and communicates data on construction and material cost trends affecting project costs.

•Analyze alternate means and methods to determine the most economic alternative

•Builds effective relationships with customers, design team, specialty contractors, suppliers, and user groups that reflect and support company core values and meets or exceeds the customer's expectations.

•Actively participates in industry, client and community relations to enhance company image.

•Performs other related duties as needed.

•Participate in the transfer of information on successful projects including the Job Kick-off Meeting

•Assist in the preparation and review of work plans as requested

•Participate in periodic reviews and visits to projects as appropriate

•Pricing of change impacts as required

What you will need:

•Be proficient in all computer software programs used in estimating software.

•Possess strong mathematical and computer skills. Proficiency with all MS Office products (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)

•Expertise in one or more areas of heavy civil

  • Ability to breakdown construction operations into a logical sequence of activities

•Ability to work in a team environment

•Ability to professionally communicate the basis for individual work product when in a highly stressed environment

•Must be able to meet deadlines and put in the time needed to get the job done.

•Effective oral and written communication skills

•Candidates must possess a strong work ethic.

•Strong organizational, interpersonal skills.

•Good attention to detail with the ability to recognize discrepancies.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $100,000.00 - $125,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Poughkeepsie, NY: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Associate (Required)


  • Construction estimating: 5 years (Required)


  • Driver's License (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

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