Estimator - GFI Development/Broadway Construction

March 06, 2018
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GFI Development/Broadway Construction

new york, New York 10005


Perform the complete cost estimating process of a wide mix of new construction, renovations, hotels, residential and commercial projects in the NY Metropolitan and Tristate areas. Must have experience in the New York market and must be familiar with estimating programs as well as standard estimating takeoff.  Projects range from 10M up to and above 100M in size.  The estimator shall manage and estimate each project assigned.  They will be responsible for soliciting RFPs, reviewing and leveling bids and analyzing all costs.  Required experience must include estimating core/shell, large and complex renovations as well as interiors.  Estimator will demonstrate strong leadership, organizational and time management skills, as well as have strong communication and team building skills.


  • Maintain prospective project bid list.
  • Prepare bid packages.
  • Attend on-site pre-bid/proposal conferences and visits as required by clients.
  • Prepare and track all pre-bid correspondence with the authority/client, vendors and subcontractors.
  • Prepare and execute detailed cost estimates by analyzing plans and specifications and performing complete quantity take-offs for all trades.
  • Collect and analyze subcontractor/vendor bids and quotations.
  • Prepare and maintain current cost data for accurate unit pricing
  • Develop and maintain good relationships with subcontractor and vendors
  • Prepare bid presentations with management.
  • Perform all phases of budget estimating functions from conceptual design through design development and final budget based on construction document
  • Develop and prepare GMP Estimates/Budgets including GMP Qualifications/Bid Exclusions
  • Prepare detail cost analysis of scope changes and assist/support Sr. Project Management staff members in field



  • 7 - 10 years of proven estimating experience with core/shell, renovations and interior projects.Previous hotel experience a plus.
  • Proficient in Prolog, Own Screen Take Off or other similar estimating software.

  • List of previous experience working for a mid to large NYC core/shell builder required (documentation required).

  • Knowledge of non-union subcontractors who have experience building mid to high-rise core/shell buildings a plus.

  • Proven communication skills with clients, subcontractors, architects, and engineers.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, architectural, construction management or related degrees a must.

  • Proficient in Windows Office.


Key Skills

  • Ability to work on multiple projects and maintain professionalism when faced with aggressive deadlines.

  • Must possess strengths in verbal and written communications; ability to adapt communications/presentations and deliver clear and concise reports and analysis to senior management;

  • Requires ability to meet deadlines and work in a structured corporate environment.

  • Requires the ability to be self-motivated and work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Also requires high degree of ethics and integrity.


Performance of the required duties will require physical ability to climb permanent and temporary stairs, passenger use of construction personnel hoists, ability to climb ladders and negotiate work areas under construction. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Performing this job requires use of hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls, sit, talk and hear, stand, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works on-site at the construction work site where the employee is exposed to moving mechanical parts; high precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions and risk of electrical shock. The noise in these work environments is usually moderate to very loud.