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Available Position: Senior Estimator

Position Locations: Ronkonkoma, NY.

Position Objective: The senior estimator is responsible for preparing, coordinating and overseeing the preparation of full estimates on large and complex projects as required by client’s documents and provides complete conceptual and total bid price. Manage communications with design team, subcontractors, and in-house staff plus Procurement.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing trade bid list & coverage
  • Delegating trade assignment and responsibilities to support staff
  • Comprehensive final bid
  • Understanding of project docs
  • Understanding of GC’s, GR’s, & project specific requirements
  • Preliminary Milestone project schedule
  • Procurement and Purchasing Schedule
  • Complete final bid for review with Director of Estimating
  • Development of project specific trade scope
    • Knowledge of rules and regulation for AHJ


  • Knowledge
    • Ability to create all trade scopes
    • Ability to perform all take-offs
    • Mastery of Super Structure, Site, and MEP trades
    • Value Engineering
  • Leadership
    • Management and mentorship of support staff
  • Time Management
  • Constructability
    • Review of details
  • Identify potential issues with trades and material i.e. long lead items, discontinued materials etc.
  • Communication
  • Conceptual Estimating
  • Communication with owners, people skills

Qualification Requirements:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • Five to eight years of related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.

To Apply: Qualified candidates should send their resume and cover letter to resume@auroracontractors.com with “Sr. Estimator” in the subject line.

Awards & Testimonials

“It is easy to have a positive partnering atmosphere when things are going well. What sets Aurora apart was its ability to continue that positive partnering atmosphere when challenging issue arose. It's easy to be in denial or to point fingers, but Aurora always took the high road on all issues and maintained its professionalism and for that we are grateful.”

Cliff Suen Vice President of Property Development Neiman Marcus logo

“Top Contractors in New York”

2018 ENR

“We have found Aurora Contractors to always be extremely professional in their work endeavors and easily accessible. A most qualified partner in the industry.”

Joseph P. Flaherty Vice President of Construction Macy's logo

"Best Public Project Award" for Stony Brook University Toll Drive Project

2017 ENR

“I have had a professional relationship with Aurora Contractors for over 10 years and have worked on seven separate projects with them. Aurora’s staff, regardless of their position, is always professional and possesses the knowledge and skill to perform beyond expectations. Aurora is also exceptional in its teamwork and communication skills.”

Michael Marusevich Construction Manager IKEA logo

“Top Contractors in New York”

2017 ENR

“We have had the pleasure of working with Aurora on four high-profile projects in New York: FedEx Long Island City, FedEx Brooklyn, FedEx Yonkers, and FedEx Queens. These projects encompass roughly 1 million square feet of space and had construction contract values in excess of $175MM. These projects were very challenging, and all had compressed schedules. Aurora completed these Design/ Build projects under budget and on time, despite inclement weather, Owner changes, and the ever-changing requirements of the DOB, FDNY, DEC, and DEP.”

Ben Faist Development Director
Suncap Property Group

"New York Top Contractor #1 Long Island Based"

2016 ENR

“From the very beginning of the project Aurora played a vital role, assisting with design development and Value Engineering. I am impressed by Aurora Contractor’s breadth of knowledge of the construction industry and the local labor market. I can wholeheartedly recommend Aurora Contractors as construction manager for your next project.”

Stew Leonard, Jr. President & CEO
Stew Leonard's

Largest privately-owned construction company on Long Island.

“While every project has its challenges, Aurora’s entire team worked diligently to make this project a success. The coordination efforts that were necessary to tie together the dining mechanical systems with the residence located directly above displayed Aurora’s experience and expertise. Communication between all the professionals, Stony Brook University staff and the trade contractors was constant. This allowed the project to progress even if an issue arose. The project moved forward continually.“

Louis Rispoli Associate Vice President Facilities and Services
Stony Brook University

“Top Contractors in New York”

2018 ENR

“Aurora’s integrity, communication and management skills have always fostered an atmosphere of teamwork with our Town. All of the Town’s departments, including Building, Planning, Zoning, Traffic Safety and Fire Marshals, have experienced Aurora’s thoroughness and professionalism. Everyone at Aurora, from the project executive to the laborers, take a personal interest in every project that they manage and are always available to every member of the project team. It has always been a pleasure dealing with the people at Aurora, and I believe that they would be a valuable member of any project team.”

Steve Bellone Supervisor
Town of Babylon

"Best Public Project Award" for Stony Brook University Toll Drive Project

2017 ENR

“The project ran smoothly due to Aurora’s communication skills, the efficient coordination of the trades, and the constant compliance with the various agencies involved (NYC Building Department, DOT, DEP, etc.) Aurora clearly showed their vast range of knowledge on this mixed-use project. They are familiar and knowledgeable with all aspects of office buildings (including all MEP requirements), retail centers, and parking areas. It is for that reason that I would recommend Aurora for any project.”

Steven Eickelbeck AVR Realty Company

“Top Contractors in New York”

2017 ENR

“From the pre-construction phase through the completion of the project, Aurora’s staff, and Frank Vero himself, always made themselves available to us. His philosophy of construction and manner of coordination maintained everyone’s focus and our goals of completing on time and under budget were achieved beyond our expectations. I would highly recommend Aurora for any of your construction objectives.”

David Blumenfeld Vice President
Blumenfeld Development Group, Ltd.

"New York Top Contractor #1 Long Island Based"

2016 ENR

“Unlike the larger construction companies, where ownership is removed from the day-today workings of the company, Aurora’s executives take a personal interest in each and every project that they manage. You can be assured that your project will receive the undivided attention of everyone on the Aurora Project Team. “

Ted Ogonowksi AVP Manager of Construction

Largest privately-owned construction company on Long Island.

“You have delivered quality in your estimates, schedules and phasing plans and have made all the deadlines for deliverables. I can honestly say it has been a pleasure working with you and your team.”

Craig M. Kouris Director of Construction

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Aurora Contractors, Inc., a second-generation, family owned and operated Construction Management, General Contracting, and Design/Build firm. At Aurora, we have always maintained that integrity and trust are essential to the success of any company. The same values and beliefs that guided the company at its inception are still Aurora’s philosophy today.

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