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Cost Estimator - Construction- Direct Hire

Rochester, NY · Construction/Facilities
TES Staffing is excited to announce a new relationship with a private, family-owned company whose services include real estate development, construction, and property management.  With a stellar reputation, a certified B-Corporation and commitment to transparency, we are actively looking for the next member of their team.
This is a high level role that demands organization, the ability to time manage, communicate clearly and adapt to frequent changes.  If  you feel you have the skills to be a Cost Estimator for this incredible company, then please submit your resume.
  • Full time, direct hire
  • Monday – Friday
Pay: Depending on experience, starting at $90k, must have at least five years of experience in the estimating field.

  • Reviews construction documents and understands scopes of work.
  • Participates in design meetings and Owner meetings during pre-construction
  • Ability to prepare construction budgets and by performing take-offs from plans and specifications.
  • Obtain budgetary pricing from vendors and subcontractors by specifying the work.
  • Develops and maintains resource information on products, vendors, subcontractors.
  • Understands HCR and HFA requirements
  • Learns company standards for finishes, fixtures, equipment, and design criteria. Verifies that the design incorporates these items.
  • Understands specific and industry related construction specifications.
  • Maintain quality service by following organization standards.
  • Track historical costs for future reference
  • Follow standards for estimating look, feel, and thoroughness.
  • Review the work of peers, make recommendations on details and accuracy.
  • Assist in the transition process from Estimating/Development to construction.
  •  Meet with PMs to discuss scope and budget in order to provide background and critical information to the construction team

  • Collaboration Skills
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Ethical Conduct
  • Thoroughness
  • Time Management

Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management or related field of study. 
5-10+ years Commercial Construction experience. 
Proficiency with reading construction documents, specifications and vendor product data info.  Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to estimate for all construction trades. 
Experience with Microsoft Excel, MS Project and estimating software. 
Ability to work well with others, good communication skills, good computer skills, ability to multi-task.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk.

Work is performed primarily in an office environment.  Employee may tour construction sites or existing properties.  Employee interacts directly other staff members during the workday

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