Deputy Director

DEPT OF DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION - Queens, NY (30+ days ago)3.9

The Department of Design and Construction, Division of Public Buildings, Unit of Project Controls seeks a Deputy Director, Cost Estimating to assure quality of cost estimates prepared and/or managed by the Estimating Unit. Reporting to the Project Controls Director of the Estimating Unit, the candidate will provide leadership and oversee the daily activities of the cost estimating team. The Deputy Director will maintain an Agency Level system to manage cost estimates of all Capital Projects throughout the design and construction life-cycle and order-of-magnitude estimates during project initiation. S/he will analyze variance between the lowest evaluated bids and the engineer?s estimates and take corrective actions to improve accuracy of Agency?s cost estimates. The Deputy Director will assist the Project Controls Director in improving Agency process, policy, and procedures, integration of risks in cost estimates, and in maintenance of a historical cost estimating database. The Deputy Director will support Capital Delivery teams in reviewing and accepting design-phase construction cost estimates, bases of cost estimates, and schedule of values, as required. The Deputy Director will oversee approximately ten cost estimators in the Estimating Unit, and will provide mentorship to employees and actively promote their career development and professional growth.

Minimum Qual Requirements

1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college in engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, business administration, or public administration, and five years of full-time satisfactory experience in the planning, administering or expediting of engineering design, and/or construction, or coordinating a very large engineering project, two years of which must have been in an administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory capacity; or 2. A four year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and nine years of experience as described in "1" above; two years of which must have been in an administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory capacity; or 3. Education and/or experience equivalent to "1" or "2" above. An accredited Master's degree in one of the disciplines described in "1" above, a law degree, or a valid New York State license as a Professional Engineer or Registered Architect or Landscape Architect may be substituted for one year of the required experience. However, all candidates must have the two years of the administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory experience as described in "1" above.

Preferred Skills

Thorough knowledge of cost estimating best practices and knowledge of market conditions; expert knowledge of Timberline; Supervisory experience; construction experience in public work projects and vertical construction; experience in Probabilistic Cost Estimate preferred; experience in working with contractors; excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to work collaboratively with a team; ability to perform detailed work under time-sensitive deadlines. Candidates must have excellent organizational, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. Appropriate AACEI or PMI certification preferred.

To Apply

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35 Hours

Work Location

30-30 Thomson Avenue, LIC, NY

Residency Requirement

New York City Residency is not required for this position