Full Job Description
What We're Looking For
Prepares all aspects of detailed cost estimates with minimal supervision for projects that are generally larger and more complex estimating assignments. Accurately projects the cost of upcoming projects. 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:
Prepares reviews of engineers estimates for complex civil contracts,
Compiles independent quantity take-offs on major projects for quality check purposes,
Prepares independent change order estimates for construction contracts
Updates cost forecasts for upcoming work,
Analyzes bid tabulations,
Updates price database, and
Produces economic cost studies, cash flows, and contingency analyses
Preferred Qualifications and Skills:
AACE’s CEP (Certified Estimating Professional) or equivalent designation
Experience developing cost estimates and quantity takeoffs in heavy highway construction
Familiarity with basic design requirements for roads and bridges
Experience preparing cost estimates using a variety of Estimating tools, including Excel spreadsheets, Sage Timberline, HCSS HeavyBid, and/or other estimating software
What You'll Need
Provides support in price negotiations. Obtains quotes for materials and services. Participates in client presentations as required.
Performs related costs estimating and budgeting functions. Performs conceptual estimating by establishing a project’s cost prior to development of graphical representation of a facility. Works closely with the project supervisor to ensure the project estimate meets all financial and regulatory guidelines. Operates and provides oversight and guidance on the use of selected estimating software.
Performs detailed 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. Prepares detailed breakdown of components and elements of estimates for systems and subsystems.
Develops duration estimates of specific construction activities based on assumed construction approach and appropriate production rates. Prepares independent cost estimates (ICE) for submitted change order proposals.
Analyzes specifications, drawings, sketches and sample layouts to calculate total construction cost using labor, material, and equipment pricing schedules in concert with historical data.
Reviews contractual documents and contract modifications to determine scope of work and scope changes.
Prepares and summarizes task and subtask estimates, including rate and unit cost determination and performing mathematical calculations by applying standard factors.
Accumulates, evaluates, and documents historical cost data and construction procedures and methods in order to maintain current estimating standards and databases.
Prepares takeoffs on complex projects, drawings, and plans with project management and checks for mathematical and technical accuracy. Assigns material costs and staffing costs to the takeoffs.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management or Business
4 years related experience
In lieu of education, 8 years development of cost estimates in facilities construction experience