Construction Project Estimator

POSTED ON 3/18/2021 AVAILABLE BEFORE 4/26/2021
JRM Construction Management, LLC Hired Organization Address New York, NY Full Time

Job Posting for Construction Project Estimator at JRM Construction Management, LLC

Company Overview

JRM is a Construction Management and General Contracting firm headquartered in New York City specializing in commercial interiors nationwide. JRM prides itself on accountability, diversity, teamwork and excellence. The company’s successful growth has led to the opening of an additional East and West Coast office, as well as introducing a Core & Shell division.

Job Summary

The Project Estimator serves a vital function in the growth of JRM. As you will be responsible for accurately estimating the total costs associated with a project. A challenging position that requires fine attention to detail; the candidate must demonstrate the ability to work well under pressure, especially when facing bid deadlines.


  • Initiate and manage entire bid process (CM and GC) inclusive of preparation of detailed bid packages and assure accurate and proper submissions/proposals by all subcontractors;
  • Prepare estimates with the proper level of detail for all design stages: Conceptual, Schematic Design, Design Development and Construction Documents;
  • Prepare quantity take-offs and estimate costs of materials, labor, and use of equipment required to fulfill all provisions of the contract;
  • Solicit proposals based on drawings, bid packages and subcontractor walk through for each trade;
  • Prepare subcontractor bid forms, scopes of work, etc. for all trades involved in each project;
  • Provide an itemized hard and soft cost breakdown for client approval at the end of Schematic Design
  • Review design documents for proper information to receive accurate pricing from subcontractors and suppliers, generate acceptable value engineering ideas, and prepare life-cycle costing;
  • Ensure that estimates comply with the requirements of the overall construction contract and are consistent with corporate guidelines;
  • Assist in the creation of logistics plans and accurately translate them to direct project costs;
  • Compile detailed award packages to pass on to the purchasing team after estimate approval;
  • Consult with architects, subcontractors, and material suppliers to discuss and formulate estimates, effect cost reductions, and resolve issues;
  • Actively research, solicit, and develop sources/vendors for compiling and maintaining accuracy of cost information;
  • Maintain current on trends in and changes to existing construction codes in order to ensure complete bids from subcontractors and material suppliers;
  • Attend client and/or team meetings to discuss estimates, answer any questions and resolve any issues regarding pricing and estimates;
  • Ensure a complete review of plans and drawings, identify items that have been omitted and ensure appropriate accounting for such items in overall estimate package that represents the full scope of the project;
  • Maintain client relationships throughout the project life cycle; ensuring client satisfaction with the project;
  • Analyze completed projects to compare estimated costs to actual costs and determine the reason for any discrepancies.


  • Four-year degree and/or at least three years of relevant experience in Estimating, Purchasing, or Quantity Surveying
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks effectively
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure of deadlines and meet them
  • Demonstrate proficiency in reading commercial construction plans and specifications

Computer Systems

  • Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook), Procore (preferred but not required), and Timberline (preferred but not required)

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