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Chief Estimator

New York City, New York
Senior Estimator-New York City, New York
Role Overview
We are looking for a Senior Estimator to head our building group out of our Mount Vernon Office. Projects are in the Greater New York City Area, and the ideal candidate will possess extensive knowledge of General Construction as well as the MEP trades and practices. The Senior Estimator oversees the direction of an estimating team within a group, office, or region. Develops and implements the estimating business plans and activities. Organizes and manages the execution of the cost estimate deliverable process from initial client meeting through to final client acceptance.
What you need to win:
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or construction management.
  • Assigns and manages project staffing levels and workforce plans.
  • At least 10 years of experience in estimating, planning, or cost engineering on engineering, procurement, and construction (MEP and General Construction) projects.
  • Ability to manage the development of estimates from inception to completion, including developing an achievable estimate plan, inclusive of budget, and leading the estimating team in executing the estimate.
  • Previous field experience on large-scale ($500M+) construction projects.
  • Expertise to ensure estimate quality and integrity, including incorporation of lessons learned into the estimate.
  • Must be highly articulate, have clear and analytical approach to problem solving, and strong decision-making abilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish the conceptual scopes of estimates and studies when definition is not available; applies experience and expert judgment to compensate for undefined scope.
  • Experienced with bid evaluations of cost and schedule criteria and prepares bid evaluations. May participate in discussions with vendors, and pricing discussions with senior leadership.
  • Effectively present review packages, including analysis, to project team and business line management.
  • Experience identifying risks and participating in mitigation planning; can assesses the uncertainties associated with productivity, material pricing, wage rates and quantity variation.
  • Experience preparing, reviewing, and approving cash flow models and working capital analyses. Assigns and manages project staffing levels and workforce plans.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead or direct discussions in management reviews. Presents estimates to senior management and clients.
  • Experience establishing or updating estimating policies, standards, procedures and training programs, including providing input to Estimating Department policies that may apply across national business units.
  • Can develop and conduct estimating training programs that include developing curricula and presenting material.
  • Knowledge of engineering, procurement, and construction functions customarily acquired through extensive experience in the MEP Construction industry.
What’s in it for you?
  • Salary $200-400K DOE
  • Competitive bonus structure and benefits package
  • Offices in Mount Vernon, projects in Greater New York City
  • Dynamic team environment

Blue Ridge Executive Search
5218 Brevard Rd

P.O. Box 1237
Etowah, NC 28729
Phone 828.891.9616
Fax 828.891.9617
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