Estimator – W. Babylon, NY

Estimator – precision, precision, precision!

Ruttera & Sons is a leading and well-respected concrete and site development contractor in West Babylon seeking a highly detailed Estimator to join our team.  We are four generations strong and are proud to consistently make the list of Top 600 Specialty Contractors.  This position will be responsible for the quantity take-offs, overall planning and management of cost, quality, contract administration and safety to ensure projects come in on time and within budget.  Getting the job right is critical.  All we are missing is you!

About us:

  • We honor our commitments
  • We treat our employees and subs fairly
  • We really care about our customers
  • We have an unbelievable and enviable reputation built on 80 years in the business

Key accountabilities:

  • Visit jobsite for pre-bid walk through
  • Generate RFI’s as required during bidding stage
  • Perform detailed quantity & cost take-offs for concrete, excavation & sitework
  • Contact Subcontractors & Vendors for current & competitive pricing
  • Formulate pricing using labor production and current material costs
  • Generate detailed proposals including all applicable exclusions & qualifications
  • Attend scope review meetings with clients
  • Perform internal “kick-off” meeting with operations team upon successful awards
  • Assist with buyouts and subcontractor awards
  • Identify and gain approval of change orders on a timely basis
  • Manage and process subcontractor requisitions
  • Work closely with project foremen to control costs and track material costs against budget to avoid overruns
  • Involvement from estimate to close-out

Traits required for success:

  • Hands on involvement in the project
  • Careful follow up and very disciplined, effective and appropriate delegation
  • Weighs decisions carefully and thoroughly in order to avoid unpredictable risk
  • Works at a steady, even pace amid a fast paced environment
  • Strongly detail oriented & organized
  • Helpful and service oriented


  • Minimum 5 years experience as a concrete/sitework & earthwork estimator (both concrete and earthwork are preferred, but strong candidates with experience in one area will be considered)
  • Good working knowledge of construction means & methods
  • Strong blueprint reading skills in structural, architectural, foundation and civil plans
  • Proficiency with the following software:
    • Excel
    • Outlook
    • Maxwell Systems/Viewpoint Earthwork highly preferred
    • Oracle/Primavera highly preferred
  • Bachelors degree in Construction Management or Civil Engineering is of value