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Chief Estimator

New York, NY

Business Line Construction Services

Position Title Chief Estimator

United States of America - New York

New York

Job Summary

Leading Builders Group (LBG) is a New York-based construction manager specializing in commercial, residential and hospitality projects. Founded on our reputation for professionalism and quality, built on the hard work of our staff of project management, estimating, scheduling and field supervision professionals, has helped us become one of New York Citys premier builders, responsible for some of the citys most exciting new projects. We are a hands-on, delivery-focused organization, supported by a strong infrastructure; exceeding client expectations is our top priority.

LBG is actively seeking a highly talented Chief Estimator for immediate employment.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Directs the estimating portion of a project while collaborating with the design team, project management, client representatives, architects, joint venture partners and prospective subcontractors to analyze cost data regarding project feasibility and projected budget

  • Manages and supervises estimating team to have final proposal of cost and estimating projections

  • Finalizes full estimating services on all size projects and contract types, including but not limited to quantity surveying/takeoff, drawing and specifications review, systems review and life cycle analysis, value engineering, alternates analysis and sustainability review

  • Negotiates, analyzes and presents value engineering and cost savings opportunities to clients and works with budget constraints

  • Provide estimates in appropriate level of detail at conceptual, schematic design, design development and construction document phases

  • Oversees pricing estimates, reviews compilation of clarifications and assumptions of project to accompany estimate and/or GMP (guaranteed maximum price) submissions. Gives final approval and complete reviews of estimate packages to ensure accuracy and completeness prior to final bid submission

  • Collaborates with pre-construction team workload such as acquiring additional project information to finalize proposals such as preliminary schedules, procurement schedule and cost analysis, GMP, construction documents, blueprints, bid packages from subcontractors and contractors, etc

  • Negotiates and engages with subcontractor community to gain assistance with budgeting and bidding

  • Participate in bid presentations to clients and assume significant responsibility for closing the sale

  • Provide advice, guidance, mentoring and direction to junior estimating staff and interns toward the achievement of their personal development goals

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in related field

  • 10+ years of experience in quantity survey take-off experience to provide proficiency in take-off and familiarization with standard construction details and drawings

  • Knowledge of Estimating computer system and proficient knowledge of PC based applications such as Microsoft Excel

  • Ability to communicate with all participants involved in the estimating process

  • Must be a team player

  • Must be able to work well under constant pressure of deadlines and prioritize tasks to meet schedules

  • Creative thinking is required to visualize all related trade items especially for conceptual estimating with a minimum of documentation

  • Must be able to present and describe your work to your supervisors, and other members of the pre-construction and project management team, as well as client representatives

Preferred Qualifications

  • 15+ years of quantity survey take-off experience to provide proficiency in take-off and familiarization with standard construction details and drawings

  • Previous experience with estimating, project management, scheduling and value engineering

  • Maintain presence in professional association(s) (e.g. (e.g. BOMA, Associated Builders & Contractors, ABA, ACE, ASPE, AGC, USGBC, CASHE, DBIA) to keep abreast of industry advancements, build rapport with industry partners and maintain credentials

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Program and Project Management

Business Group Construction Services Group (CS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 188860BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.


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