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Robert Half International Senior Estimator in SYRACUSE, New York


Although you'll be in the office a few times a month, you don't have to live right in Syracuse, NY. This can be a mostly remote job. The organization is open to local Syracuse candidates or those who live an hour to two hours away.

This organization is an extremely successful construction company that has grown a lot. Due to retirement, the ownership team is looking to bring on an experienced Estimator. Benefits here are outstanding and there is good work life balance. Also, you will hardly ever have to travel for this role.

Successful Estimator candidates will have a proven track record of simultaneously creating multiple construction estimates and budgets of varying complexity and size. You will rely on your ability to break down a project scope into the master format and apply costing through quantity take-offs as well as sub-contractor pricing. You will use your strong ability to visualize and consider scopes of work that would be required to complete the project that may not necessarily be shown on preliminary or conceptual designs. To be successful in this role you will capture the scope of work of the project and create a proposal that will provide the most value to the client. A strong collaborative approach to building thorough and thoughtful estimates that serve our clients properly is paramount to the successful execution of this role.

Duties include:

Create comprehensive and accurate estimates easily convertible to construction budgets

Receive project documentation and create estimate breakdown

Follow up with project success to update future estimates

Pre-qualify and analyze new vendors for potential use.

Create and issue tenders for sub-contracting pricing

Create and maintain a costing database for future budgeting

Provide a weekly update on all current and upcoming estimates and budgets

Provide monthly reporting of issued estimates and budgets and track success rates

Identify project risks, mitigate company exposure to them effectively

Consider project schedule as well as construction challenges in all estimates

Proactively follow up on tenders and RFIs

Post-project reviews to compare thoroughness and accuracy of construction budget vs. actual cost


A min of 5 years of experience in the role of Construction Estimator within a General Contracting (GC) and/or Design-Build GC firm having been the sole or lead Estimator with a clear track record of successfully won projects.

Ability to breakdown a project to elemental scopes of work with both complete sets of project documentation as well as from preliminary conceptual designs.

Proficiency in the use of construction project management software, as well as Microsoft excel.

Proficiency in organizing construction data

Confident and personable with clients, and sub-contractors

Simultaneous management of multiple estimates of varying size and complexity

Able to estimate high-level budgets as well as detailed line-item estimates

Able to instigate action from Sub-Trades and Vendors/Suppliers

Highly competent and effective negotiator

Ability to effectively communicate with Project Managers and Site Superintendents to verify scope capture and project plan of the estimate

Able to effectively communicate with engineers and architects to ensure all scopes of work are considered.

Effective writing and oral communication skills

Successful at maintaining and growing client and vendor relationships

For confidential consideration, please email your resume directly to

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Salary: $100,000.00 - $120,000.00 / Yearly

Location: SYRACUSE, NY

Date Posted: October 16, 2020

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Reference: 02890-0011592217

Staffing Area: Full-Time Accounting u0026 Finance