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Senior Estimator Level 1

Job ID: 3370
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: Hollis, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: LIRR
Date Posted: Mar 28, 2024

Description

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.

JOB TITLE:

Senior Estimator (Level 1)

AGENCY:

Construction & Development

DEPT/DIV:

Delivery/LIRR

REPORTS TO:

Senior Estimator Level 2 or Assistant Direct Project

WORK LOCATION:

Hillside Support Facility 93-59 183rd Street Queens

HOURS OF WORK:

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

HAY POINTS:

677

SALARY RANGE:

$97,344 to $127,764

DEADLINE:

Open Until Filled

Summary

Senior Estimator Level 1 has some authority for the decision-making, staffing, and budget for the estimator's functional area of responsibility, subject to approval regarding the most significant business and policy issues by the Principal Estimator and Chief Estimator. Provides input into overall strategy and approach under the auspices of the Principal Estimator and Chief Estimator.

Responsibilities

Prepare material, labor, and cost estimates, and complete pricing and cost benchmarking validations with the proper level of detail for all design stages, such as conceptual, schematic design, design development, and construction documents.

Analyze documents, blueprints, and projects to determine which factors may influence project cost or potential setbacks, including detailed takeoffs, and estimate costs of all materials, labor, and equipment.

Provide continuous evaluations of estimates to determine the potential risk, environmental impact, financial reductions, or budget cuts that may negatively impact the completion of the project to ensure it remains on time and within budget.

Communicate to senior management, contractors, and vendors through presentations and reports recommending labor, equipment, and material cost and risk assessment for projects.

Obtain accurate and up-to-date pricing information in estimates from databases, contractors, and suppliers.

Review inputted estimate takeoff information in systems for specific disciplines to provide a check to assess accuracy and suitability for project type and specific project requirements.

Reviews and finalizes estimate unit cost pricing to reflect current market conditions and specific project logistics.

Reviews historic benchmark cost information and highlights variances.

Works with architects and engineers to clearly understand project scope during estimate preparation.

Supervises the development of conceptual and feasibility cost model estimates utilizing historic benchmarking information and industry experience to develop complete early-stage cost estimate forecasting.

Provide training and development to entry-level estimators.

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 twelve (12) years of related experience.

Must have a minimum of six (6) years in a management or supervisory role and/or project manager role in a large, multi-faceted organization.

Certified Professional Estimator - ASPE; or Associate Estimating Professional Certification desirable.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

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

Must possess excellent team-building, listening, problem-solving, and

prioritization skills.

Knowledge of construction costs and budgets, assist in developing a project schedule.

Knowledge of construction practices, techniques, and equipment.

Familiarity with analyzing requirement data to develop material and cost estimates for large projects.

Proficiency in mathematics, statistics, and data analysis.

Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail.

Ability to read and interpret technical documents.

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, reports, letter writing, time management, etc.).

Other Information

Pursuant to the New York State Public Officers Law & the MTA Code of Ethics, all employees who hold a policymaking position must file an Annual Statement of Financial Disclosure (FDS) with the NYS Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government (the Commission).

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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