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Senior Estimator

Job ID: 37423
Department: Engineering
Location: 2 Montgomery Street


We are currently seeking a Senior Estimator for the Engineering Department. Responsibilities include preparation and/or review of the Engineers Estimate for all trades of capital projects at various facilities operated by the Port Authority; maintenance of unit prices for construction activities, the analysis of variances from estimates; participation in Value Engineering and Life Cycle meetings; and other duties as directed. The Senior Estimator may be assigned responsibility for all projects for a selected Line Department (such as Aviation, Ports, PATH, etc.) The successful candidate must possess excellent communication skills and have a broadly-based knowledge of the construction industry.

Please Note: The position is located at 2 Montgomery St. (Exchange Place), Jersey City, NJ 07302.


Candidates must present the following qualifications to be considered eligible for this position:

  • Possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management or closely related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Possess at least eight (8) years of construction estimating experience and demonstrated ability to estimate projects across multiple trades.
  • Experience across a wide variety of building, transportation, site and infrastructure projects, reflecting the mission of the Port Authority.
  • Proficiency in quantity takeoffs.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • The ideal candidate will present the following qualification profile:
  • Excellent proficiency with Microsoft Excel, and experience with Microsoft Office.
  • Possess excellent oral, written (including drawings), and presentation communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple, landmark projects with varied team members and at a fast pace.
  • Demonstrated experience preparing and monitoring construction budget expenditures across all levels of design, including order-of-magnitude budgets and change orders.
  • Familiarity with labor productivities and work rules in the PA area (both NY and NJ).
  • Willingness to work in a public-sector environment.
  • Prior supervisory experience; a track record of positive customer service.
  • Third-party certification as an estimator, from ASPE, RICS, AACE or similar association.
  • Prior experience working in a construction trade.
  • Experience with design-build delivery methods.

Compensation & Benefits

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey offers a competitive salary, an outstanding benefits package and a professional environment that supports development and recognizes achievement.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the Apply Now button and submitting a combined cover letter and resume. The Port Authority of NY & NJ welcomes veteran and military spouse applications.

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

About The Port Authority

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency's network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.


The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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