Construction Estimator 4 Mechanical

Grade 27

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Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.

  1. Construction Estimator 1 Mechanical

    Grade 15

  2. Construction Estimator 2 Mechanical

    Grade 19

  3. Construction Estimator 3 Mechanical

    Grade 23

  4. Construction Estimator 4 Mechanical

    Grade 27

Summary of Job Description

As a Construction Estimator 4 (Mechanical), you would supervise two or more Construction Estimators 3 (Mechanical) and other staff in the preparation and review of detailed cost estimates of the quantity and price of labor, materials, and equipment for heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, refrigeration, plumbing, lighting, power, and other mechanical and electrical systems in building construction and rehabilitation projects. You would oversee the day-to-day activities of a construction estimating program or unit, or geographic area in a statewide program. Illustrative duties might include: supervising the preparation of large, complicated cost estimates for building construction and rehabilitation projects; managing and prioritizing the workload to ensure that detailed estimates, change order reviews, post bid reports, review and approval of termination costs, review of consultant estimates and negotiation of consultant design fee services are performed accurately and in a timely manner; reviewing the work in progress and checking final estimates for accuracy and completeness; advising contractors and the heads of departments of construction proposals, and notifying prospective bidders of changes in estimates; supervising the review of contractors’ bids for construction work; and conferring and corresponding with contractors and manufacturers concerning the cost of material and labor, particularly to suggest ways of saving money in construction materials or methods without sacrificing utility or safety.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a civil service examination in order to be considered for this position.

There are two examinations for this position. Please note: New York State employees may qualify for both.

For employees of New York State, on or before the date of the examination, the candidate must be a qualified employee of the New York State Office of General Services and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55/b-55/c service as a Construction Estimator 3 (Mechanical) or Senior Mechanical Estimator.

For all other qualified individuals, on or before the date of the examination, candidates must have ten years of experience in engineering or mechanical or electrical work which must include five years of cost preparation and/or cost review of design and mechanical components of building projects, and includes one year supervising staff that perform cost preparation and/or cost review of design and mechanical components of building projects.

Substitution: An associate’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, or Mechanical or Electrical Engineering Technology will substitute for two years of the general engineering or mechanical work experience.

A bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, or Mechanical or Electrical Engineering Technology will substitute for four years of the general engineering or mechanical work experience.

The maximum number of years’ education will substitute for the general experience is four. Candidate’s must have five years of the cost preparation and/or cost review experience and the one year of supervisory experience.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.

26-358 37-863

How to Apply

When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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