Lead Estimator

Lead Estimator


Brooklyn, New York

Employment Type



Architecture, Engineering & Construction

Job ID



Our Client is a Civil Engineering firm looking for a Lead Bridge/Heavy Civil Estimator.

Job Description:



  1. Preparing full heavy civil construction estimates thoroughly in a timely manner including takeoff, solicitation with proper backup and supplementary information by using HCSS estimating software for  heavy highway and bridge projects.
  2. Preparing / heading up the estimates for heavy civil construction projects up to $20 Million +/- alone and for larger and more complex jobs with proper help.
  3. Capable of managing and leading a few estimators.
  4. Capable of preparing thorough estimates and doing a bid closeout.
  5. Manage bid process and conduct bid review.
  6. Read and review all bid RFQ and RFP documentation to have a thorough understanding of the project.
  7. Analyze and evaluate sub/vendor quotes/offers.
  8. Understanding and working on our best value, technical proposals, and Design Build estimates.
    1. Determining the total cost of materials, equipment, utilities, and labor for construction projects.  
    2. Communicates with subs and suppliers to clarify pricing information. Determines the suitability and competitive stance of subs and suppliers.  
    3. Assists in the preparation of bid proposal for submittal.  



Job Requirements:

Overall 15 years + (field and estimating) work experience in heavy civil construction.

  1. Min. 5 years’ experience working for General Contractor(s) in variety size of heavy civil/utility estimates.
  2. Deeply knowledgeable about heavy civil construction implementation and estimating particularly for all or vast majority of the bridge work, earth work, roadwork, concrete, structural steel, including substructure and superstructure concrete, besides utility, foundation work and any other related disciplines. It is required to possess bridge work experience for this role. Other mentioned disciplines are preferred and desirable to possess.  
  3. Experienced in DOT, MTA, DDC all different aspect of heavy construction such as utility/ concrete/ structural steel etc.
  4. Local-NY or NJ. No commute problem.
  5. Estimating experience on public works projects in New York and New Jersey is desirable.
  6. It is not mandatory but desired to have BS degree in civil engineering or construction management or related.  
  7. Being able to mentor and lead less experienced estimators very efficiently.
  8. Demonstrate the ability to lead a team for multiple projects and pursuits at any one given time.
  9. Preferably Expert knowledge of HCSS estimating software or willing to learn it rapidly, knowledge of creating schedules in P6 and Microsoft Project.
  10.   High time management skills and being able to thrive under pressure.




Contact Details:

Daria Teller