GC Estimator

  • Buffalo, NY
  • Full-time

Company Description

Since 1961, LPCiminelli has been achieving award winning results for institutional and commercial clients. Whether implementing comprehensive energy improvement programs, constructing complex research facilities or managing a design-build-finance program to build state-of-the-art facilities –we're committed to achieving the highest quality strategic outcomes.

Throughout our history, we have been highly regarded by clients and industry partners alike for our integrity and ingenuity. We began as a general contracting firm and have grown to become a top echelon national construction group with annual revenues of $400 million.

Today, LPCiminelli is comprised of three major parts: our construction management group, with sound oversight of construction projects through integrated service offerings; our general contracting group, one of the few firms nationwide to be ISO 9001:2008-certifiedand our solutions group, which focuses on program management, public-private partnerships and innovative sustainable energy solutions, including the $1.45 billion Buffalo Public Schools Reconstruction Program.

Job Description

Overall Results Expected    To produce accurate, timely, well-structured estimates that result in project wins for the company.  This includes producing quantity take off’s for self-performed work; preparing preliminary pricing information for self-performed work and coordinating with subcontractors on their bids to ensure coverage and timely delivery of the total bid.


Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Review all drawings, general conditions and project specifications prior to preparing a bid with the objective of getting to know the project scope and its unique characteristics thoroughly


  • Coordinate with other members of the estimating team, to ensure a shared understanding of all information relevant to the production of a timely,  accurate, winning bid


  • Accurately interpret drawings and technical specifications in order to perform quantity take off calculations for assigned projects; layout the data on a spreadsheet and ensure it is accurately entered into the Timberline system


  • Conduct preliminary material pricing and labor costing for project scope that will be self-performed


  • Identify appropriate subcontractors for participation on assigned projects; seek their participation in the bidding process; review the scope and quality of their submitted bids


  • Post project award, ensure that all relevant project information uncovered through the bidding process is expeditiously and accurately transferred to the project supervisory staff


  • Ensure that ISO document control and procedure guidelines are closely adhered to throughout the bidding process


  • Maintain strong, positive relationships with members of our subcontracting community to facilitate the company’s ability to draw subcontractor participation in bids as needed


  • Additional responsibilities as may be assumed or assigned in support of our company’s effort to achieve client loyalty


    • Two-year degree in Engineering (Civil preferred) or Construction Technology


    • Minimum five years hands-on experience in the commercial construction field with practical experience in estimating large, complex commercial projects in a hard bid environment.  A minimum of two years field experience, as an engineer, foreman or superintendent on large, complex, commercial projects is a strong plus


    • Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered in the event that either does not meet stated requirement


    • Strong skills in mathematics and a sharp memory


    • Ability to “build” the project in your mind – imagine what it takes to get the desired results and then quantify those items


    • Demonstrated excellence in problem solving; ability to view a problem or issue from multiple perspectives, evaluate options, often with limited information and make effective decisions


    • A demonstrated commitment to exceeding client expectations in the delivery of quality, cost-efficient and timely service


    • A strong detail orientation and a commitment to producing work that is accurate the first time


    • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks demanding of immediate attention, and to juggle multiple, on-going, concurrent responsibilities


    • A commitment to continual learning and development; the demonstrated ability to rapidly assimilate new information, analyze it appropriately and apply it in new situations as they arise


    • Strength in initiative-taking, and a demonstrated track record in proactively identifying improvement opportunities and acting upon them


    • Commitment to integrity and ethical behavior accompanied by a track record of demonstrating employer-loyalty


    • Competency in the following computer programs:  MS Windows, MS Word, MS Excel; prior experience in Timberline or other estimating program is a plus


Additional Information


ADA Guidelines

  • Successful performance in this position will normally require that the incumbent:
  • Sometimes: lift up and up to 50 pounds; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
  • Frequently:  taste and/or smell; climb and/or balance
  • Most of the time: lift up to 10 pounds; stand, walk and sit in combination and/or sequence; use his/her hands to finger, handle and feel and arms to reach; talk and/or hear; have adequate vision for seeing clearly objects both close and at a distance, for using peripheral vision and for accurately interpreting depths


  • Performance in this position will expose the incumbent to the following conditions:
  • Sometimes: work in high or precarious places; exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock; work with explosives, work near vibration
  • Frequently:    work near moving / mechanical parts
  • Most of the time:  work in outdoor weather conditions