Toscano Clements Taylor
  • Cost Estimating
  • NY, USA
  • Full Time

Toscano Clements Taylor is a minority certified cost estimating and cost management firm with strategically located offices in New York, New Jersey and Washington DC. Our team of highly skilled cost estimators work on more than 400 projects per annum across a broad spectrum of market segments with significant focus on Federal, State and City agency projects. Our client base includes prominent architects, engineers, building owners, federal & municipal agencies and the firm has provided services on some of the world's most celebrated projects.


Project Level Estimate

  • Prepare and maintain Project Level Estimates through various stages of a project, representing the total project scope.
  • Utilize Estimating Software

Design Phase

  • Prepare order of magnitude conceptual estimates.
  • Develop order of magnitude scope with Project Team.
  • Prepare preliminary, budget, and definitive estimates: Develop quantity takeoff Can include a hands-on demonstration of Obtain material pricing from vendors.
  • Develop labor/equipment crew requirements for each work component.
  • Estimate productivity for each work component based on previous LIRR experience.
  • Develop estimates for comparison to bids received.

Construction Phase

  • Review Contractor progress payment breakdown.
  • Develop change order estimates and support PM and P&L during negotiations.
  • Perform site investigations.
  • Develop Change Request scope with Project Team.
  • Prepare comparison of Change Request estimate to contractor proposal for negotiation process.
  • Develop Force Account Estimates to support in-house construction efforts.
  • Attend required project and staff meetings.
  • Develop estimates for Value Engineering change proposal reviews.
  • Develop/review Amtrak and LIRR estimate for construction support.


  • 5-10 years of experience in the Engineering / Construction Cost Estimation field, with an emphasis in cost estimation.
  • MTA experience preferred
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Technology related field or equivalent.
  • Experience with review of Drawings and Contract Specifications.
  • Experience with use of RSMeans or equivalent, historical productivity and cost data.
  • A thorough knowledge of computer applications as it relates to Estimation - MS Office (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook) Can include a hands-on demonstration.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate, possess good interpersonal skills and meet deadlines.
  • A thorough knowledge of Railroad Construction practices is preferable.

Addition notes:

  • Third Party Estimates, using the Prevailing Wage Rates and Capital Overhead
  • Change Request Estimates
  • Cost Comparisons and Cost Proposal Reviews
  • Pre-Negotiation / Negotiations
  • Yellow Book Estimates
  • Project Level Estimates, including Force Account
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