Construction Estimator


  • 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 detailed take-offs and estimate costs of all materials, labor, and use of equipment
  • 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
  • Review design documents for proper information to receive accurate pricing from subcontractors and suppliers and generate acceptable value engineering ideas
  • Ensure that estimates comply with the requirements of the overall construction contract and are consistent with corporate guidelines
  • Process detailed purchase orders for subcontractors upon completing the buyout phase
  • 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;
  • Attend client and/or team meetings as necessary
  • 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;
  • Analyze completed projects to compare estimated costs to actual costs and determine the reason for any discrepancies.


  • Bachelor’s Degree and at least 5 years of relevant Estimating experience (preferably commercial interiors, healthcare and hospitality).
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Self-motivated and organized
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Proficient in reading and analyzing commercial construction plans and specifications
  • Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and Outlook),
  • PlanSwift (preferred but not required)
  • Procore (preferred but not required)
  • MUST be vaccinated

Founded in 1986, Vanguard Construction & Development Co, Inc. is a full-service New York City based construction firm providing Pre-Construction and Construction Management, General Construction and consulting services to clients throughout the New York / Tri-State area. With over 100 diverse and dedicated professionals on staff, we service the following sectors:

  • Commercial Interiors
  • Restaurants / Hospitality
  • Healthcare
  • Institutional
  • Retail
  • Core and Shell / Ground-up / Infrastructure
  • Lobby / Façade / Base Building work
  • Historic Preservation