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Estimator - Construction

Scope Recruitment 12/02/2018
Position: Location:
Estimator - Construction
Los Angeles, CA Huntsville 3001 9th Ave SW Alabama 35805
0000-03-01

JOB OVERVIEW

The Senior Level Estimator will report to the PMO Project Controls Manager and be responsible for estimating various constructions costs. This is a salaried contract position. Relocation assistance is available.


RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan, supervise, and participate in the preparation of construction cost estimates of buildings or other structures from drawings, outlines, and specifications.
  • Prepare estimates pre design based on scope and building type.
  • Evaluate cost estimating deliverables prepared by consultants for cost containment, accuracy, uniformity and completeness.
  • Perform special studies and prepare reports when contractors’ bids vary from the agreed construction cost estimate.
  • Conduct construction/project site visits gathering relevant information and determine what information to be used to produce project estimates.
  • Evaluate pricing documents, historical and vendor cost data for the development of cost estimates and price recommendations.
  • Evaluate quotes, bids, change orders, value engineering reports, and claims for accuracy and completeness of states costs.
  • Compile and analyze data on all factors that influence costs such as material, labor, equipment and profit.
  • Prepare technical evaluations, cost estimating draft report, memos and letters and present recommendation to management.
  • Mediate and negotiate consensus solutions.
  • Perform other related estimating duties as assigned.
  • Successfully coordinator and execute 5 to 10 projects simultaneously, ranging in value and complexity from $1M to $25M each
  • Documents and reports all project data accurately and in a timely manner
  • Develop scopes of work in both written and design drawing format
  • Successfully deliver security projects on schedule and within budget
  • Follow and successfully execute program Quality Management System
  • Report and collaborate with Program Management Office on all IT project matters
  • Review and develop security-related contract documents and ensure deliverables are complete and accurate
  • Develop detailed technical scopes of work to support AV and IT projects
  • Develop proposed security architecture diagrams
  • Develop process and workflows to support security projects
  • Assist with development of District and Campus AV standards
  • Perform Quality Assurance on Security Designs in Schematic, Design, Construction, and DSA Drawings.
  • Evaluate vendor/contractor’s job performance and compliance with scope documents. Review and evaluate IT project submittals.
  • Track all project status and provide management reports relative to overall program relative to construction project delivery schedules
  • Assist with change order review and evaluation with Construction Project Manager and Cost Estimators.
  • Plan, organize, coordinate, and report performance of AV projects to include cost and schedule
  • Identify risk and create risk mitigation plans successfully


REQUIREMENTS

  • 10 years minimum recent professional experience in the preparation of complete cost estimates for type I, II, or III, and V building construction as defined by the State building code including two years in a supervisory capacity.
  • Expert in theories, principles, and practices of cost estimating and contract pricing.
  • Expert in JOC (Job Order Contracting) form of contracting
  • Full knowledge of construction methods for buildings and structures.
  • Full knowledge of current local construction labor and material costs.
  • Extensive experience in developing and estimating the scope of work for change orders.
  • Ability to compare cost estimates with contractors’ proposal to quickly identify discrepancies.
  • Ability to develop scope of work based on RFI/RFC answers and estimates the detailed costs of those scopes of work independent of the contractor proposal.
  • BS/BA Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, Business or related degree.
  • Additional qualifying experience in excess to the minimum stated above may be substituted for the required education on a year for year basis.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Expert in usage of eGordian Database for JOC (Job Order Contracting) estimating
  • Knowledge and use of Trimble Winest
  • Knowledge and use of Means Cost Estimating online system 

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