Toscano Clements Taylor
  • Cost Estimating
  • New York, 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.

This position will assist in preparing accurate and timely material and labor cost estimates for mechanical systems. The estimator will need to interact with vendors to compile a responsible and accurate cost estimate for mechanical designs on various projects consistent with the project plans and specifications.

Project Level Estimate

  • Prepare and maintain Project Level Estimates through various stages of a project, representing the total project scope.
  • Utilize Estimating Software such as - On Screen Take-offs, SAGE Estimating Software, ProEst Estimating Software, MII Estimating Software, and Success Estimating software.

Design Phase

  • Follow TCT's estimating department processes and procedures.
  • Review plans and specifications for various projects.
  • 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.
  • Develop estimates for comparison to bids received.
  • Complete computerized bid reviews for various projects, including major equipment schedules.
  • May require attending site visits, and/or Client meetings.
  • Contact vendors and subcontractors to verify adequate pricing the various projects
  • Review incoming scope prepared by vendors and subcontractors for compliance
  • Assemble and evaluate all labor data for final use and input into estimate file.
  • Note any special conditions or considerations taken while in take-off mode on drawings.
  • Maintain accurate and organized files on all projects estimated.
  • Maintain relationships with vendors and subcontractors to promote the firm.
  • Keeping up with the new and changing Mechanical systems in the marketplace.
  • Manage time and deadlines effectively in accordance with estimating schedules.


  • 5-10 years of experience in the Engineering / Construction Cost Estimation field, with an emphasis in cost estimation.
  • 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.
  • This role will support a cooperative working climate conducive to maximize employee morale and productivity.
  • Outstanding organizational skills, excellent time management, and the ability to multi-task in a fast paced, high volume environment.
  • Track record of initiative and establishing priorities, and ownership of work is essential.
  • Ability to maintain flexible and positive attitude towards assignments.
  • Must possess excellent communication skills, customer service skills to serve both internal personnel and external clients.
  • Must exhibit attention to detail and commitment at the Schematic Design, Design Development, and Construction Documents phases of a project.
  • Excellent work ethic and adherence to company policies

The above statements are intended to describe the essential job functions and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties performed by personnel occupying this position.

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