Design Development NYC is a premier NYC white glove residential contractor as well as a design build group. We are located in NYC and operate in NYC and the surrounding geographic range of approximately 100 miles from our office on 42nd Street. Collectively our principals have over 30 years’ experience in construction of luxury homes in NYC and surrounding areas and seek to maintain and grow our AAA client list by constantly exceeding our client expectation on a daily basis. You can learn more about our firm and view our work at www.designdevelopmentnyc.com
About the Construction Estimator Position: The Construction Estimator will work to prepare bid packages for high end residential interior projects and new construction/renovation of single family homes. The Estimator will be responsible for the entire estimating process, including subcontractor RFP solicitations from a preferred vendor list and estimator’s own sub-contractor resources, budgetary estimates, assist project management in subcontractor buy-outs and prepare hard copies of bid packages for client submission.
Bachelor's degree in architecture, engineering or related discipline, or equivalent combination of technical training and experience
At least five (5) years’ experience in Construction Estimating with a proven track record of accuracy, efficiency, and profitability.
Strong understanding of the NYC Construction and Design environment, including a network of owners, designers, sub-contractors, etc.
Outstanding organizational skills. Must possess a structured, logical, and methodical approach to problem solving. Must be able to meet deadlines and manage time effectively.
Outstanding attention to detail. Ability to effectively recognize issues with bid documentation and discrepancies in contract documents.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Must be able to effectively work with everyone from project managers to office staff to sub-contractors. Must be effective in directing and supporting the work of others.
Strong technical proficiently, including absolute expertise in Microsoft Excel.
Responsibilities: Duties will include but are not limited to:
Review construction design drawings & specifications, conducts field visits and gathers all material and data necessary to determine scope of work and organize a construction cost estimate.
Prepare cost estimates.
Prepare and organize material takeoffs for transition to Project Management Team.
Create detailed cost estimate based on project scope.
Develop the scope of work for sub-contractors.
Optimize job costs by negotiating prices with vendors/sub-contractors through quotations for material/services.
Interface with Owners, PMs and Superintendents to provide engineering and cost data on Design/Build estimates and change order preparation.
Maintain file of working documents as back-up for estimating database, including current information on prices from suppliers through direct contact, sales brochures, price lists, etc.
Collects cost data and proposal from subcontractors, and vendors
Prepare bid and payment packages.
Prepare buy out package for the subcontractor and vendors.