Project Estimator

South Plainfield, New Jersey


Seeking a Project Estimator to join our growing General Construction team. This position is responsible for construction estimating, takeoffs and bid preparation. The Estimator reports to the Project Executive. This position works predominantly out of the South Plainfield, NJ office.


  • Accurate pricing of estimates,including labor, material, and subcontract items
  • Read blueprints and analyze all other applicable documents in order to prepare estimates
  • Quantity takeoffs
  • Solicit sub-contractor’s bids and material supplier quotations
  • Collect historical cost data to estimate costs
  • Collaborate with contractors, engineers, and architects during estimate creation in order to ensure overall accuracy
  • Develop cost estimates for change orders
  • Prepare and present estimates to management
  • Assess cost effectiveness of products, projects or services, tracking actual costs relative to bids as the project develops
  • Recommend cost-reduction options
  • Prepare and maintain a directory of suppliers, contractors and subcontractors
  • Keep current on market conditions and construction industry trends

Physical Requirements:

  • Continually required to stand, walk, and sit
  • Continually required to utilize hand and finger dexterity
  • Continually required to talk or hear
  • Continually utilize visual acuity to operate office and field equipment
  • Occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions
  • Occasionally required to bend, stoop, and kneel
  • Occasionally required to lift and carry items less than 40 pounds


  • 1-5 years’ of experience
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite
  • Advanced knowledge in Excel
  • Read and understand plans and specifications
  • Capable of taking a small project from receipt of documents to rough estimate ready for review (project size $100k to $3 million)
  • Ability to buyout after winning bid with understanding of scopes of work, cost comparison and procurement means/methods
  • Experience with ground-up construction
  • Experience with mechanical and electrical
  • Heavy civil experience
  • Detail oriented, collaborative, sense of urgency, open minded and ‘can do’ attitude
  • Ability to operate independently and willing to take direction
  • Interpersonal communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Critical thinking, analytical, and organizational skills
  • Ability to multitask
  • Time management skills
  • Ability and desire to learn and progress within the organization
  • Valid driver’s license and means of transportation
  • Background check


  • Experience with industrial, commercial, assisted living and medical facilities
  • Experience with site work, concrete, paving, and steel
  • Spanish is a plus, but is not required

About the Company:

MFS is #17 best places to work in NJ(NJ BIZ 2019).
MFS is #76 on the Top 100 NYC Design Firms (ENR 2019).

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

Notice to Third Party Agencies:

Please note that MFS, which is comprised of MFS Engineers and Surveyor, DPC, MFS Construction, LLC, MFS Consulting, LLC and MFS Consulting Engineers, CORP does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or staffing firms. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to the HR Department or any job sourcing ad of MFS, in the form of an e-mail, fax, or mail will be deemed to be the property of MFS. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a candidate without a previously signed agreement and approved engagement request from MFS' HR Department, MFS reserves the unrestricted right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without incurring any liability (financial or otherwise) to the recruiter, agency, and/or staffing firm.