Shawmut Design and Construction

  • Senior Estimator - New York

    Job ID
    US-NY-New York
    Construction Operations
    Regular Full-Time
    Construction Operations
  • Overview

    At Shawmut, our primary objective is to deliver exceptional service catered to our clients’ specific goals and concerns. Our project teams deliver top quality work through a hands-on, collaborative process while keeping our clients’ best interests our absolute focus at all times. With specialized training and the support of a national company, we foster project teams whose skill and dedication leads to the deliberate, predictable and repeatable construction experiences that have attracted and retained the top clients in every market in which we focus. The most memorable construction experiences are based on one principle—it’s the people who make the difference. And at Shawmut, we have the very best.




    • Work in partnership with the project manager to plan the job prior to project initiation i.e. general conditions study, procurement schedule, logistics, etc
    • Develop comprehensive understanding of project strategy and deploy this throughout the estimating process
    • Ensure that the information required to begin the estimating process is accurate and available
    • Establish the pre-construction budget and manage the associated funds
    • Ensures that the best bids are obtained for each trade, based on the needs of the project
    • Structure a fair and comprehensive final sub bid process by incorporating all information from previous budgets, by educating all subs on the Shawmut view of the project, including, but not limited to detailed written scope of work, logistics, etc., so that they are all bidding on the same work
    • Present information and proposals effectively to clients based on their needs and preferences
    • Serve as mentor and coach to estimators and assistant estimators
    • Uphold Shawmut Values and 16 Best Practices


    • 7+ years experience in construction estimating, preferably with a general construction company
    • Vast knowledge of all trades: scope, time frames/field execution, typical missed scope/exposures
    • Demonstrated understanding and knowledge about estimating processes and delivery methods
    • Understand MEP systems and components, and be able to scope and analyze MEP bids
    • Solid conceptual estimating experience
    • Management experience: coaching, feedback delivery, delegating and mentorship
    • Demonstrated communication and presentation skills
    • Knowledge of contract types and deal structures

    Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Performance of the required duties will require physical ability to climb permanent and temporary stairs and ladders and general navigation of an area under construction.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.   Performing this job requires the use of hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls, sit, talk and hear, stand, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.


    Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works on-site at the construction work site where the employee is exposed to moving mechanical parts; high precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions and risk of electrical shock. The noise in these work environments is usually moderate to very loud.


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