What We're Looking For
Independently prepares all aspects of detailed cost estimates of large and/or complex projects. Provides guidance, direction, and specialized assistance for the resolution of difficult and complex estimating problems. Accurately projects the cost of upcoming projects and provides information by developing the cost estimate that builds up the estimated cost of a defined scope of work at any stage of project definition. Responsible for conceptual, definitive, man-hour, and equipment factored total installed cost estimates. Duties may also include preparing economic cost studies, cash flows, and contingency analyses.
Primary Focus Will Include:
Experience preparing cost estimates using a variety of Estimating tools, including Excel spreadsheets, Sage Timberline, HCSS HeavyBid, and/or other estimating software
AACE's CEP (Certified Estimating Professional) or equivalent designation
Prefer 15 years of experience in related field.
What You'll Need
Provides support in price negotiations. Performs related costs estimating and budgeting functions. Oversees preparation of independent cost estimates (ICE) for submitted change order proposals. Provides cost support during Value Engineering Studies and design charts.
Performs conceptual estimating by establishing a project's cost, before any graphical representation of a facility has been developed. Performs cost estimates by breaking down the items of work on an orderly and logical basis, determining the cost of each item from experience and summarizing the total.
Analyzes specifications, sketches, drawings, bills of material or sample layouts and calculates cost using labor, material and equipment pricing schedules and historical data. Develops duration estimates of specific construction activities based on assumed construction approach and appropriate production rates.
Oversees and provides quality control/assurance for takeoffs on complex projects, drawings, and plans with project management and checks for mathematical and technical accuracy. Consults with clients, vendors and other departments to discuss and formulate quantity take-offs and cost estimates and resolve issues.
Works closely with the project supervisor to ensure the project estimate meets all financial and regulatory guidelines. Prepares bid estimates for use in reviewing construction contractor bids. Accumulates, evaluates, and documents historical cost data and construction procedures and methods in order to maintain current estimating standards and databases.
Provides guidance and oversight of the use of estimating software, including related protocols and standards.
Sets up cost monitoring and reporting systems and procedures. Creates cost models for cost estimating elements. Prepares cost reports and presents findings to design and client teams.
Participates in client presentations as required.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management or Business
7 years related experience
In lieu of education, 11 years development of cost estimates in facilities construction experience
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.