cost estimating MANAGER

We are seeking a Cost Estimating Manager to join our Project Controls team in South Boston, MA.

Essential Job Duties

  • Direct oversight of a team of 3 to 5 Cost Estimators.
  • Manage team by assigning tasks, managing workload, coordinating with client and stakeholders, and providing Quality Assurance/Quality Control of project deliverables.
  • Attend internal and external project-related meetings as required. 
  • Responsible for review and management of assigned projects, including budget and performance to plan for all active assigned projects.
  • Provide leadership, ensure timely and collaborative communication with clients, and assist clients with maintaining and managing project and program level deliverables schedules.
  • Ensure adherence to contracted scope of work, that work is being processed in the most efficient manner, and resolve areas of client concern.
  • When necessary, carries out all the duties of the Cost Estimators, including hands-on development of estimating deliverables, and other duties typically assigned to the Cost Estimating Staff such as: 
      • Performing quantity takeoffs on drawings using on screen methods and quantity reports.
      • Reviewing and developing estimates, change orders and time impact determinations for heavy civil and vertical projects including railroads, bridges, highways, industrial buildings and labs.
      • Performing order of magnitude, schematic and detailed bottom-up estimates.
      • Creating narrative executive reports and detail reports for estimate deliverables.
      • Developing templates for estimates and spreadsheets for executive summary deliverables.
      • Building detailed engineering cost reports, change notices, and other cost control tools.
      • Analyzing and validating estimates performed by others.
      • Maintaining and updating local databases of items and assemblies.
      • Creating local labor tables for market segments per project.


  • BA/BS degree in Civil Engineering preferred; Management or Business Administration in related field accepted as well.
  • 5-7 years of experience in construction estimating, controls, budgeting, and database management on capital projects, or equivalent work experience.
  • Experience with public transportation agencies such as MassDOT, MBTA, RIDOT or similar client types.
  • Prior experience in road, bridge, aviation, and/or rail projects, along with municipal or commercial building projects is preferred.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in concert with contractors, consultants, and clients; and to maintain client satisfaction as a top priority.

Required Skills

  • Knowledge of cost estimating tools such as RSMeans, Sage Estimating, MCACES MII, OnScreen Takeoff, Bluebeam, or others.
  • In-depth knowledge of Excel as a tool for calculations and formatting of technical reports.
  • Working knowledge of cost control, budgeting, and office automation software such as e-Builder, Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Project).
  • Understanding of relational databases and database report writer tools such as MSAccess.
  • Knowledge of earned value methodology, scope control, and change management.
  • Familiar with basic cost analysis and forecasting as it relates to planning and scheduling. Have a clear understanding of plans and specifications for developing estimates.

Diversity and Inclusion

City Point Partners is committed to investing in a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace where all employees feel welcome and empowered. We believe that a team diverse in people, experiences, and ideas enables us to better understand our clients and the communities we serve. Our firm seeks equity in developing talent, creating opportunities, and promoting leadership among staff.  

City Point Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, or disability.

Why Join City Point Partners?

City Point Partners was recognized in 2022 by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce as one of their Small Business of the Year Honorees in the Cultural Excellence category. Additionally, for three consecutive years we were honored by the Boston Business Journal as one of their “Best Places to Work”.  We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Work/life balance is important to us, as is providing a high level of service and quality to our clients. 

Please send resumes to Office Manager Leila Cahillane at