Chief Estimator – Transportation

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New Jersey, USA


$200,000 - $220,000 - Attractive Benefits Package

Reference Code

HMI - 849944

Hamilton Mayer is seeking a Chief Estimator for the Transportation Division in New Jersey on behalf of a top #15 ENR award-winning general contractor.

The Chief Estimator oversees multiple estimating teams that support a business group focusing on heavy civil infrastructure markets. They are responsible for developing accurate and timely project proposals to ensure they are selected as preferred bidder.


  • Provides advanced leadership to drive the development of staff. Involvement in strategic recruitment and staffing, succession planning, and training. Serves as mentor and coach to lower-level Estimators and provides counsel to experienced Estimators.
  • Accountable for reviewing and closing each bid, including risk assessment and recommending improvements in cost engineering standards, procedures, methods and processes.
  • Develops and maintains strong relationships with subcontractors as well as material and equipment suppliers ensuring all quality and safety standards are met. Delegates responsibility and coordinates project activities.
  • Participates in executive-level meetings to ensure that the final estimate reflects management’s decisions including turnover and closeout reviews. Key involvement with senior management in business development efforts such as conferences, outreach to owners and large GC/Subcontractor networking events.
  • Will be a key player in developing strategic plans with project sponsors.

Key requirements:

  • 20 years of experience or College Degree with 15 years of experience.
  • Able to perform all duties of the Lead Estimator.
  • Knows the competition.
  • Able to engage with sponsorship for each project.
  • Understands Costs and Market Conditions.
  • Appreciates risks and rewards for each project.
  • Communicates and listens effectively.
  • Proficient in the use of applicable Estimating software.
  • Moves quickly to make decisions and commits to a clear course of action.
  • Identifies key issues and relationships relevant to achieving long-range goals or vision.
  • Actively works to recruit, hire and retain high performers.



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