Estimator – Civil

New York Metro Area (On-site)
Full Time

Our client is a leading family-owned construction company serving the entire New York metropolitan area. With over 20 years of experience, they specialize in capital improvement and public works projects for prominent public agencies such as the NYC Department of Design & Construction, NYC Economic Development Corp., and NYC Department of Transportation. Our client contributes to the city’s infrastructure while prioritizing client service, industry innovation, timely performance, and employee and public safety.

Job Summary:

We are seeking an experienced Civil Construction Estimator to join our team. The Estimator will play a crucial role in preparing accurate and comprehensive estimates for civil construction projects. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in heavy civil construction, possess excellent analytical and organizational skills, and be proficient in relevant software applications.


  • Assist in preparing work to be estimated by gathering proposals, blueprints, specifications, and related documents.
  • Identify labor, material, and time requirements by studying proposals, blueprints, specifications, and related documents.
  • Collaborate with project managers, engineers, and other team members to ensure accurate estimation.
  • Utilize industry knowledge and past experience to provide input on project feasibility and cost-effective solutions.
  • Evaluate subcontractor bids and negotiate pricing when necessary.
  • Prepare comprehensive and detailed cost estimates, including labor, equipment, materials, subcontractors, and other project-related expenses.
  • Review project plans and specifications to identify potential issues, risks, and value engineering opportunities.
  • Participate in pre-bid meetings, site visits, and client presentations as required.
  • Collaborate with the project team during project execution to address any estimating-related concerns or changes.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or a related field is preferred.
  • 8-15 years of experience in heavy civil construction, with a proven track record in estimating.
  • Strong proficiency in using estimation software such as HCSS HeavyBid, MS Word, Excel, Outlook, MS Project/Primavera.
  • Familiarity with private sector and NYC municipal construction projects.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work well independently and collaboratively as part of a team.