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Construction Estimator

  • Location:

    Manhattan, New York

  • Sector:

    Commercial & Residential Real Estate

  • Job type:

    Full Time

  • Salary:

    US$11500.00 - US$140000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Cobalt Recruitment

  • Contact email:


  • Job ref:

    JN -012023-78962_1674747747

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Title: Estimator

Location: Manhattan, NY

Compensation: $115,000 - $140,000 Base + Bonus + Benefits

Our client is a full service general construction firm, specializing in commercial and residential projects. Their extensive portfolio consists of ground up new construction and interior-fitouts ranging from $1M to $50M. They are seeking a talented Estimator to help them with a variety or professional estimating duties relayed to developing estimates and procuring work at their office in Manhattan, NY.

The Role:

  • This position is responsible for preparing cost estimates for construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining the price of a product or service. May specialize according to service performed or type of product manufactured.
  • Perform detailed quantity take-offs
    • To determine the accurate scope of work
    • Organize the quantities with unit pricing in the production of an estimate
  • Review and estimate/budget scope of work based on drawing & construction documents
  • Obtains bids from vendors and subcontractors
    • By specifying materials
    • Identifying qualified subcontractors
    • Negotiating price
  • Calculating

    • Labor
    • Material
    • All other costs associated with a project
  • Create and submit proposals to Clients within the specified timeframe

  • Managing and prioritizing multiple estimates/projects

  • Prepare and issue CO's and RFI's based on construction drawings

  • Creating and giving presentations to the Clients & Client Reps

  • Prepare and maintain AIA contracts and contract documentation

  • Create and execute sub-contracts

  • Develop and maintain relationships with clients, subcontractors, and vendors

  • Building full conceptual cost estimates from architectural sketches/schematics

  • Experience in developing and implementing value engineering solutions to drive down project costs for the Owner while maintaining a high level of construction quality

  • Must be able to confidently negotiate throughout the bidding process

The Person:

  • 5+ years of estimator experience in the construction industry
  • Commercial experience is a plus


The above salary range represents Cobalt's good faith and reasonable estimate of the possible base compensation range at the time of posting and is one part of the total rewards package this client provides to employees.

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