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Our passionate team of 1,400 professionals includes engineers, scientists, planners, and designers. We are invested in what we do, compelled by intellectual curiosity, and driven to work collectively to best serve our clients and help shape the future of our communities in a meaningful way. We work hard. We have fun. We make a difference.

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Construction Cost Estimator

Department: NYPC-NYC
Location: New York, NY

VHB is GROWING! The New York, NY office is seeking a Construction Cost Estimator to join their Civil Engineering group. This is an exciting opportunity to work within a dynamic team, across diverse disciplines, giving you exposure to a wide variety of projects in size and scope. VHB has consistently been rated as one of the top Engineering Firms to work for up and down the East coast, was awarded “Employer of the Year” by WTS in 2018, and a 95% CEO approval rating on Glassdoor.


VHB’s passionate group of professionals include engineers, scientists, planners, and designers who partner with public and private clients in the transportation, real estate, institutional, and energy industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments. Together, we work to improve mobility, enhance communities and economic vitality, and balance development and infrastructure needs with environmental stewardship.


  • Work directly with project managers and engineers to develop construction cost estimates for major capital projects in excess of $1B including fixed guideway, heavy civil and bridge work.
  • Utilize heavy construction civil/structural documents and published reference material to identify items of work, perform take-offs, develop estimates, and document backup
  • Develop client-based specifications
  • Prepare Primavera construction schedules


  • Minimum of Associates Degree in Engineering (AAS) with concentration in Civil/Structural Engineering Technology or NICET III Certification
  • Ability to read/understand bridge/heavy construction contract plans
  • Horizontal construction estimating experience is required.
  • Experience with NYC and NY state transportation agencies including NYSDOT, PANYNJ, NYCDOT, and MTA is preferred.
  • Experience estimating in FTA SCC format is preferred.
  • Candidate should possess 10+ years of experience and be proficient in the use of HCSS Heavy Bid estimating software.
  • Must be detail oriented, well-spoken, able to work independently, and a self-starter
  • Familiarity and proficiency with RSMeans Estimating Publications (Hardcopy or Computer Based)
  • MicroStation, AutoCAD, MS Office, and Primavera experience and general computer skills a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate fluently with colleagues and clients

At VHB, we’re invested in what we do, compelled by intellectual curiosity, and driven to work collectively to best serve our clients and help shape the future of our communities in a meaningful way. We’re proud, yet humbled, to have been doing this for 40 years. We are dedicated to making a positive impact and providing opportunities to grow personally and professionally.


VHB is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and veterans, are encouraged to apply.

VHB participates in the E-verify employment authorization program.

VHB also maintains a drug-free workplace.

If you are in need of special assistance in applying for individuals with disabilities or limited English proficiency, please call our HR contact, Mary Ann Forde at 407-982-4495 or email

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