City Of Scottsdale, AZ Scottsdale , AZ 85250

Posted 5 days ago


Prepares construction cost estimates for a wide range of horizontal and vertical Capital Improvement Projects. Develops material and labor costs for a wide variety of engineering disciplines including but not limited to structural, architectural, heavy-civil, mechanical and electrical disciplines at various stages of completion from concept to bid ready for traditional or alternative delivery methods. Performs objective constructability and cost reviews of public works projects. Uses database to tracks trends in construction costs.

Selection Process: Applicants whose education, training and experience most closely meet the needs of the position may be invited to participate in the selection process, to include a panel interview.

Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening to include:

  • Fingerprinting

  • Criminal Background screening

  • 39 Month Motor Vehicle Record Check

  • Drug Screen

The City of Scottsdale reserves the right to change this process at anytime.

Note: This job posting closing date has been extended on 10/23/2018 and will close on 11/18/2018.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • A Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Structural Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Fire Protection Engineering or closely related field from an accredited educational institution.

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in the construction industry working as an estimator and providing cost estimates for horizontal and vertical projects.

  • An equivalent combination of education and job-related experience may substitute for the educational requirements on a year-for-year basis.

Licensing, Certifications and Other Requirements

  • Must possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted Arizona driver's license with no major citations within the past 39 months prior to the start date.

  • Preferred: Certification as a cost estimator by a national agency.

Other pertinent licenses and/or certifications may be required of some positions depending on department/section assignment. Essential Functions

  • Performs cost estimating for horizontal and vertical public work projects.

  • Tracks construction cost data of public works projects utilizing database.

  • Develops and keeps database current with most recent public works project cost data.

  • Obtains prices from vendors as needed to develop a cost estimate.

  • Assists in the review and development of Capital Improvement Plan project budgets for most city departments.

  • Operates a motor vehicle to conduct field and site visits as needed to evaluate issues, identify potential problems and suggest corrective measures.

  • Investigates the suitability of materials and methods of construction for compliance with construction codes.

  • Attends meetings or contacts architects, engineers and other city departments as needed to seek clarification or make suggestions during cost estimating and constructability reviews.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

  • Most work is performed in a normal City office environment, with occasional work performed outdoors on site moving over rough terrain.

  • Lift and carry materials weighing up to 50 pounds.

  • Exposure to dust, grease, noise, inclement weather, temperature extremes and unpleasant but not hazardous odors.

  • Travel to/from meetings and various locations.

  • Operate a motor vehicle.

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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: It is the policy of the city to provide employment opportunities to all persons based solely on ability, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an "otherwise qualified applicant" with a disability to participate in any phase of the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources to request an accommodation. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491. Requests should be made 24 hours in advance or as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. For TTY users, the Arizona Relay Service (1-800-367-8939) may contact HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491.

This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.

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