Capital Projects Estimator – Multiple Positions

Website NYC Parks

Title: Capital Projects Estimator – Multiple Positions


NYC Parks is an award-winning city agency that designs and builds public spaces for New Yorkers to connect, play and enjoy. These public spaces, representing 30,000 acres or 14% of the city’s land, encompass natural areas, parks, playgrounds, beaches, ballfields, basketball courts, athletic fields, and pools.


The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual’s sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.


Major Responsibilities

·      Under direction of the Deputy Director of Capital Estimating, conduct quantity estimating and prepare comprehensive manpower, equipment and material project costs for in-house designed landscape architecture projects for the Capital Projects division. Typical project scopes include the reconstruction and new development of parks, playgrounds, athletic fields, sports courts, field lighting, fencing, green infrastructure, storm water management and waterfront structures.

·      Work with landscape architects to align project scope and estimates at several milestones throughout the design process to ensure projects are within allocated budgets.

·      Conduct research and develop unit costs for various standard and custom park construction items using specialized estimating software.

·      Review project costs prepared by consultant designers and recommend modifications, if needed.

·      Prepare new needs estimates for potential project sites to facilitate Agency requests for capital funded improvements to park assets.

·      Formulate independent cost estimates for change order work in construction.


Qualification Requirements

1.     A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in landscape architecture from an accredited college or university, accredited by regional, national, professional or specialized agencies recognized as accrediting bodies by the U.S. Secretary of Education and by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and one year of full-time satisfactory experience in landscape architectural and one year of full-time satisfactory experience in landscape architectural work; or

2.     A valid New York Registration as a Landscape Architect.


Note: Landscape Architects with out-of-state registration are welcome to apply provided that reciprocal New York State registration is obtained prior to hire.


This position is exempt from NYC residency requirements


Preferred Skills/Qualifications
1.     A thorough understanding of general construction pricing.

2.     Ability to accurately read construction documents and specifications.

3.     A thorough understanding of prevailing wage laws and other applicable City procurement rules and regulations.

4.     Experience with Sage-Timberline estimating software. Strong computer skills including AutoCAD.

5.     Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.

6.     Driver license valid in New York State.


Vaccination Requirement: As of August 2, 2021, all new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered city employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by the hiring agency.


Salary: $57,058 – $85,646


Work Location: Olmstead Center, Queens


How to Apply: Go to and search for Job ID# 535775.


Parks & City Employees: Include your ERN on your cover letter.


References will be required upon request.



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