Estimator

We are looking for an experienced and talented Estimator to join the Bolster family.

New York City   |   Start ASAP

 

Role Description

You’ll support the sales and ops team in the creation, review and completion of accurate and timely pricing & cost information on our homeowner’s projects.

In addition to this, you’ll be responsible for developing and managing day-to-day relationships with vendors, reviewing and managing subcontracts and helping select and purchase a variety of products, materials and services.

 

Responsibilities

Based in New York City, you will work closely with, and receive support from, Bolster’s sales, finance and admin teams to fulfill the following responsibilities for a growing volume of qualified inquiries and simultaneous projects:

  • Analyze blueprints and other instruments of design to prepare time, cost, materials, and labor estimates and act as a resource for teams in need of quick unit costs

  • Assist in vendor and subcontractor contract negotiations and liaise with engineers, architects, homeowners, contractors and subcontractors on changes and adjustments to cost estimates

  • Prepare estimates used by management for a variety of purposes including pricing, budget planning and scheduling

  • Assess the cost effectiveness of products, projects or services and tracking actual costs relative to budgets as projects are delivered

  • In collaboration with the finance team, set up cost monitoring and reporting systems and procedures and help prepare a variety of management reports

 

About You

  • Good Human: Bolster is a people-powered business. Understanding how we tick and being nice to everyone you work with is super important (This one's a no-brainer.)

  • Experienced: You have at least 10+ years of estimating experience in high-end residential construction in NYC within co-op, condo and brownstone buildings. You have worked predominantly with homeowners renovating their primary residence spending between $250,000 and $2M and have a proven track record of systematically delivering profitable project estimates

  • Expert Communicator: You excel at rapidly responding to all parties while adapting the Bolster story to all of our unique homeowners. You can build appropriate rapport to manage constructive and effective relationships and relate well to all kinds of people. You can write clearly, accurately and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles. You have strong listening skills and the ability to accurately restate the opinions and needs of others

  • Problem Solver: You solve one problem after the next in the pursuit of building something great. You love the challenge of tackling difficult situations and finding solutions to meet our homeowners' needs. You can skillfully negotiate in tough situations and win concessions without damaging relationships

  • Ambitious: You thrive in an environment with nascent products and processes, and you're driven to stand up new businesses with limited information. You're a roll-up-your-sleeves kind of person

  • Always Learning: You seek feedback for improvement, are open to criticism, and aren’t defensive. You don’t wait for others to open doors and make things happen for you. You learn from peer successes and seek best practices for continued self-improvement

  • Results driven: You are bottom-line and metrics oriented, and you can be counted on to exceed goals with grace

  • Available: You are available and eligible to start full time employment in the U.S.

 

Education & Experience

  • 10+ years experience as an estimator with high-end residential construction in NYC

  • Working knowledge of estimating software such as Blue Beam, On-Screen Takeoff - you are also an Excel ninja and ideally have experience or understanding of Co-Construct

  • Extensive experience with comprehensive take-offs and pricing (in NYC/Brooklyn)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Science, Construction Management or equivalent work experience preferred

  • Well-developed communications, decision making, financial analysis, interpersonal, organizational and team work skills are required.

  • Strong ability to build and maintain excellent working relationships with owners and other project stakeholders

  • Nice to have: you have a design background or have studies in architecture

 

Pay & Benefits

  • Competitive base salary and stock options based on experience and skill level

  • Career path opportunities

  • Benefits include sales and project management training, generous vacation policy, comprehensive health care, 401K program, parking and transit reimbursement and maternity & paternity leave

  • Eligibility for annual merit increase in base pay.

  • Your birthday off!

 


 

Apply For This Position

To be considered for this position, please send an email with your resume to careers@bolster.us. We can't wait to hear from you!


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Bolster provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Bolster complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

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