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Job: Estimator

Active since 07-08-2018 Job category Construction - Work preparation...
Location Syracuse Level Mid-Senior level
Educational level Vocational / Diploma / As... Employment type -
Hours 40 Salary -
The Hayner Hoyt Corporation, a 50+ year leader in the commercial construction industry in Central and Upstate New York, continues to grow and we're looking for qualified construction professionals to join our team!

We are currently seeking experienced Estimators who are responsible for preparing complete and accurate cost estimates for commercial construction projects ensuring bids include all related project costs and meet all customer and company requirements for schedule, scope of work, profitability and quality.

Essential Job Functions

  • Communicate with owners and architects to clarify/finalize project specifications and required deadlines. May be required to visit job sites or customer locations during the review and bidding process.
  • Review project documents and prepare unit takeoffs for material quantity requirements
  • Identify scope of work and prepare subcontractor bid invitation. Identify and contact qualified subcontractors to solicit pricing information. Follow up with subcontractors as required to complete cost estimates.
  • Review, analyze and compare subcontractor bids to complete total project costs for submission to the customer. Respond to inquiries regarding total costs and subcontractor bids during the bidding process.
  • Compile all related pricing information and prepare complete and accurate estimates which reflect total project costs. Ensure final bid submission includes all required documentation and information for acceptance i.e. MBO/WBO vendors.
  • Assist in developing strategies or methods to increase efficiency and/or reduce costs while meeting project requirements.
  • Regularly communicate with clients, architects, engineers, Hayner Hoyt project staff, subcontractors, and suppliers to ensure that all parties are kept informed of relevant project information.
  • Perform related duties as required to meet project and company requirements.


  • 2-year college degree in construction technology, construction management, operations management or related field required. BS degree in related field preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years commercial construction project estimating or related experience.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to interact with clients, prepare written documents and make bid presentations.
  • Strong math and analytical skills to evaluate and develop cost and pricing information.
  • Ability to read and interpret blue prints and/or construction documents.
  • Computer proficient with Microsoft office products and familiarity with construction estimating software products.
  • Ability to work independently and under tight deadlines.
  • Valid NY State driver's license is required to travel to project sites throughout the Northeast. Position may require evening and/or weekend hours in addition to overnight travel.
  • Strong computer skills and online take off experience a plus.

We don’t just build buildings…We build careers. We have been ranked as a Best Company to Work for in new Your State for the past 11 years in a row. We offer an excellent work environment, competitive salary and comprehensive benefit program. Learn more about us at

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug free workplace.

We do NOT offer visa or employment sponsorship for this position.

Qualified applicants only please. We DO NOT use search firms or employment agencies.

Founded in 1966, The Hayner Hoyt Corporation is a privately held commercial construction management company located in Syracuse, New York. From our first day of operation, our philosophy has been to provide exceptional service and build a quality product for our customers. We emphasize transparency and openness in everything we do and our customers return to us on a continuing basis for our services. We take pride in customer satisfaction and as a result nearly 100% of our work is negotiated work or select bid lists from repeat customers.

We operate primarily in Central and upstate New York and have also managed projects in other locations for current and/or former customers. Hayner Hoyt has a wide range of project experience from simple renovations to expansive ground-up new construction. Our portfolio includes successful projects in hospitals, medical centers, higher education, student housing, state-of-the-art athletic and recreational facilities, manufacturing, food processing, hospitality, warehouses, historic renovations, financial institutions, skilled nursing homes, churches, apartment and townhouse complexes, big box retail stores and shopping centers, restaurants and commercial office complexes.

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This listing is a full-time job

Job category Construction - Work preparation / Engineering
Industry / Industries Construction
Region United States
Keywords general contractor, construction manager, estimator, construction career

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Name Terri Anderson