300 Bostwick Ave  |  Bridgeport, CT 06605  |  (203) 334-6888

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Description of Estimator

Responsibilities and Qualifications



An Estimator at this level should have the following qualifications and complete the following tasks in addition to those of a Project Engineer level 2

1)     Has good understanding of HCSS estimating system

2)     Can estimate costs for bids up to $ 4,000,000

3)     Can recognize and capitalize on value engineering opportunities

4)     Has full understanding of crew productivities, material yields, metric conversions

5)     Has full command of subcontractor relationships

6)     Has full understanding of scope of work, payment methods and variations as affected by addendum

7)     Begins to understand how to improve the database in HCSS (activities, bid master codes, library items).

8)     Has full command of take-off quantities even though the work might be performed by others

9)     Can make risk assessment and pricing decisions on projects up to $ 1,500,000

10)Uses cost tracking systems (Timberline, Heavy Job) to refine productivities in both estimates and database.

11)Begins to negotiate with owners for private work

12)Can export job data to cost tracking and to scheduling software.

13)Can project manage jobs concurrently with estimating.

14)Has a burning desire to advance


Chief Estimator

An estimator at this level should be able to complete the following tasks in addition to the tasks of Estimator Level 2

1)      Can estimate costs for complicated projects with structures, holding accounts, summary items, joint ventures,etc.

2)     Can estimate costs in multiple states

3)     Is responsible for all other estimators in office.

4)     Has full control of HCSS system ( improvement of the database, coding, security, backups etc)

5)     Is experienced at pricing and risk assessment and can independently price a project up to $ 15,000,000.

6)     Is forward looking and is responsible for the management of the backlog of the company.

7)     Gives a substantial contribution to the bottom line of the company through value engineering , bidding strategies and pricing strategies.

8)     Is able to train project engineers up to the position of chief estimator

9)     Works in conjunction with general superintendent/chief project manager to manage projects and manage the direction of the Highway/sitework division.

10) Is part of the management team.


Main Office
300 Bostwick Ave 
Bridgeport, CT 06605
(203) 334-6888

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30 Danbury Road
New Milford, CT 06776
(860) 354-3951