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Dragados-USA Estimator (Mid-Level) in New York, New York


The Estimator will support and work with preconstruction/business development staff in the review of project plans, requirements and specifications. The Estimator is responsible for the accurate and timely preparation of estimates for jobs to be bid, including preparation and supervision of take offs and coordination and/or supervisions of other estimators and engineers. The Estimator shall have extensive knowledge of construction means and methods, costs and engineering and industry principles.


  • Review project plans, requirements, and specifications

  • Determine labor and equipment costs

  • Prepare accurate quantity takeoffs and materials pricing - discuss and propose the most proper means and method

  • Review and understand all bid documents and assess project risks

  • Understand project logistics and project schedule

  • Prepare bid packages - compare and analyze competitive subcontractor and supplier bids

  • Review quotes and estimates with the Project Management Team

  • Prepare estimates at different levels of completion (conceptual, Schematic, DD, CD, etc.)

  • Perform certain post-bid buyouts

  • Perform pre-construction duties and meetings with Clients, Owners, and Suppliers, and JV Partners

  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned


  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Mechanical Engineering or Architecture

  • 5+ years' experience estimating heavy civil projects

  • Advanced computer skills with estimating software - HCSS Heavy Bid

  • Effective presentation skills

  • Advanced computers skills with MS Office

  • Knowledge of AutoCAD and/or MicroStation, Carlson, InRoads or Geopak desirable

  • Knowledge of construction costs and engineering principles

  • Familiarity of all aspects of horizontal and infrastructure projects

  • Well organized, flexible, detail oriented and multi-tasked

  • Prioritize work load and consistently meet deadlines while constantly changing tasks and demands

  • Ability to work with other engineers and estimators and be part of a team

  • Excellent written an oral communicator

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)