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


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.


  • 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


  • 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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