CAREERS JOB OPENING

Cost Estimator

DEPARTMENT

LOCATION

Remote; Corporate-Plano, TX

Design & Planning

STATUS

Full time, Regular, Exempt

REPORTS TO

Practice Leader, Healthcare Design

TRAVEL

Yes - National (10%)

SALARY

Negotiable

POSITION OVERVIEW

Responsible for construction estimation for bid process and review, developing quotations which encompass the total cost of various projects, and provide conceptual budgeting and constructability analysis.


He/she performs specific and limited portions of broad assignments under the direction and oversight of an experienced Project Manager.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Prepare cost analysis by calculating quantities and costs of construction items for estimating projects using cost estimating software such as Sage Timberline and RS Means.

  • Verify site specific information such as existing conditions, measurements, photo documentation, logistical planning and other project specific details.

  • Perform and confirm multiple measurements and quantity take-offs for project specific needs.

  • Read architectural and engineering plans to develop cost estimates.

  • Provide feedback on status of milestones being met by assigned construction estimators and generate schedules for design and construction that are realistic in duration.

  • Work with the architects and engineers to develop phasing plans that have adequate time for construction and activation for the clients between phases.

  • Interview individual campuses to determine their local construction cost market including numbers of special category US government (i.e. SDVOSB) bidders, available contract vehicles (i.e. MATOC, IDIQ) and materials availability.

  • Work with internal teams to provide information gathering for accurate bid submission.

  • Locate, identify and collect required information for documentation on Excel spreadsheets, and apply barcodes.

  • Prepare facility condition cost estimates based upon surveyor field assessments and on-site visits to these VA Medical Center campuses.

  • Develop and submit reports with documentation of all job activities.

  • Be aware of possible business development opportunities for the firm.

  • Update data bases on a regular basis to provide construction costs for healthcare construction nationwide.

  • Other tasks as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelors and/or Master degree from an accredited university. Degree in Construction Management, Building Science, Architecture, Engineering Quantity Surveying or another industry related major is preferred.

  • 10 years relevant experience in construction/facilities estimating showing increasing responsibilities and independence. Experience estimating on construction contracts for the federal government is highly desired.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and Outlook).

  • Strong understanding of construction processes.

  • Certification as a Certified Cost Professional (CCP) is highly desirable or if not, the ability to become certified within one-year of date of hire. Also desirable is AACE, ICEC, PCEA or equivalent,

  • Experience working with cost estimating software is required. Experience using Sage Timberline and RS Means software is a plus.

REQUIRED SKILLS

This position requires an ability to work collaboratively within a remote team environment and take direction from supervisor. The position holder will have to be able to work independently and be self-motivated in completing assigned tasks. They must also have strong multi-tasking skills, very organized, be capable of performing well under pressure, and possess excellent communication skills.

A creative, detail-driven, team player, assist their team in providing cost estimates to support high-quality design, deliver projects on schedule and on budget, while being attentive to innovative opportunities for process, plan, or project improvement.