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Estimator Level 2

Job ID: PS103049
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Delivery Services Office
Date Posted: May 28, 2024


This position is eligible for telework which is currently one day per week. New hires are eligible to apply 30 days after their effective date of hire.


Estimator - Level 2


Construction & Development


Delivery / Various


Estimator Level 3


2 Broadway


9:00 AM to 5:30 AM or as required (7.5HR/DAY)




$78,037 to $117,055


Open Until Filled



The Estimator Level 2 is an intermediate, entry-level project estimating position within MTA Construction and Development. This role will assist a Senior Estimator with various efforts related to the cost estimating process for complex capital projects throughout the project life-cycle. This position will be responsible for the effective execution of the cost estimating process in coordination with project teams and stakeholders, ensuring that quality deliverables are completed in a timely and efficient manner and reflect applicable standards and guidelines.



Prepare, analyze, and monitor capital cost estimates for all project phases, including change order estimates.


Support the development of cost impact analyses, operating budget impact estimates, and project life-cycle costs.


Review consultant-prepared capital cost estimates and change order estimates to ensure compliance with established procedures and guidelines.


Identify and analyze potential cost variances and work with project teams to address them.


Work with project teams to identify and realize opportunities for achieving cost efficiencies (through value engineering, constructability, risk assessments/ allocation, etc.).


Review scopes of work, evaluate them for similarities to previous projects and check for pricing consistency.


Education and Experience


Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Finance, Statistics, Mathematics, Construction or Project Management, Business Administration, or a related field. 


Must have a minimum of seven (7) years of related experience. 


Associate Estimating Professional Certification desirable.


Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


Must have focus and ability to deliver on results, organizational effectiveness, and continuous improvement.


Proficiency in mathematics, statistics, and data analysis.


Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail.


Ability to read and interpret technical documents.


Must possess excellent team building, listening, problem-solving, and prioritization skills.


Proficient computer skills (i.e., Windows environment, Microsoft Office, PeopleSoft, Oracle based, or other estimating tools are desirable); and strong business administrative skills (i.e., presentations, report and letter writing, time management, etc.).


Other Information

As an MTA Construction & Development employee, you may be required to complete the New York State financial disclosure statement – annually if your position earns $108,638 (this figure is subject to change) per year if the position is designated as a policymaker.


Selection Criteria

Based on evaluation of education, skills, experience, and interview.


How to Apply

MTA employees must apply via My MTA Portal. You can submit an online application by logging into My MTA Portal, clicking the My Job Search ribbon, and selecting the “Careers” link. Logging in through My MTA Portal will link your BSC ID number to your job application to identify you as an internal applicant.

Equal Employment Opportunity

MTA and its subsidiary and affiliated agencies are Equal Opportunity Employers, including with respect to veteran status and individuals with disabilities.


The MTA encourages qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities, including military service members, to apply.

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