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Chief Estimator

  • Location:

    New York, North America

  • Sector:

    Construction, Construction, Engineering & Design

  • Job type:

    Full Time

  • Salary:

    US$200000.00 - US$250000.00 per annum + car, phone, 401k, medical, bonus

  • Contact:

    Cobalt Recruitment

  • Contact email:


  • Job ref:

    JN -082020-71328_1598293532

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The Company

Our client is a multi-million-dollar construction firm experiencing significant growth in the Civil space. They are looking to hire a Chief Estimator who can help the CEO and President continue their growth and provide leadership for a growing team of Estimators.

The Role

  • Provide hands on leadership to a team of Estimators whilst personally leading major bids (>50m).

  • Assists in preparing work to be estimated by gathering proposals, blueprints, specifications, and related documents.

  • Identifies labor, material, and time requirements by studying proposals, blueprints, specifications, and related documents.

  • Computes costs by analyzing labor, material, and time requirements.

  • Tracks ongoing projects and provides regular reporting on budgets, changes in scope and active change orders on each project.

  • Working closely with the C-Suite to ensure best in class systems, pricing and bid conversion techniques are rolled out internally.

The Person

  • 8-15 years of heavy civil estimating experience in both the private and public sectors in NYC is mandatory.

  • You MUST be able to demonstrate at least 4 years' experience coaching, developing and directly managing a team.

  • Extensive experience bidding and winning work in the $20m-$100m+ value range would be ideal. This firm has extensive experience in ground-work, utilities, road, water and foundations but is rapidly expanding into larger infrastructure projects so would welcome someone savvy in this space.

  • Must be experienced in HCSS HeavyBid and Microsoft WORD/EXCEL.


Ideal range is 200-250k base, but we will consider more for an exceptional candidate.

Also included are 401k + Medical + Company Phone + Car + Bonus