Cumming

Senior Cost Estimator

US-CA-Los Angeles
4 days ago
Category
Project Management/Program Management
ID
2017-2780

Overview

At Cumming Corporation, you will work on some of the world's most exciting projects in a dynamic environment where your success is measured by the impact you make. We are one of the fastest growing Project and Cost Management Consultancies in America. We’re ranked in the ENR Top 25 and voted one of the best companies to work for out of our HQ in San Diego. With over 20 offices globally, an extremely diverse project portfolio, and double digit year to year revenue growth, the opportunities to make your mark are endless!

 

We are currently looking for a Senior Project Cost Estimator to be located in the Los Angeles, CA area. This opportunity will have you working within our Education project construction sector. The Education team is a prime consultant to several school districts in the country and provides services to K-12 as well as higher education institutions nationally. You will be teaming with project, program, and client leadership to provide premier educational facilities for our nation’s youth and adults seeking to better themselves through learning.

 

Responsibilities

  • Plans, supervises, and participates in the preparation of construction cost estimates of buildings or other structures from drawings, outlines, and specifications
  • Prepares and reviews cost estimates and forms and other materials submitted to secure State and/or federal grants and loans from school aid programs and represents the school district on matters pertinent to securing such funds
  • Checks construction cost estimates submitted by commissioned architects and engineers for accuracy and completeness and compares them with school district estimates
  • Confers with commissioned architects and engineers to resolve differences in their cost estimates and school district estimates for each project and negotiates agreements on preliminary estimates of construction costs
  • Makes studies and prepares reports when contractors' bids vary widely from the agreed construction cost estimate
  • Checks segregations of contract costs as estimated by building contractors and recommends acceptance or rejection as a basis for progress payments
  • Analyzes change orders on construction work under contract and approves or rejects extras or credits submitted
  • Prepares or reviews cost estimates for projects
  • Establishes and maintains procedures for approval of plans and specifications for building projects and submission of approved projects to public bidding
  • Develops methods for maintaining data used in records, charts, and graphs reflecting estimated construction costs compared with actual costs
  • Conducts and participates in seminars and workshops with staff and minority contractors relative to school construction bidding procedures, contracts, and cost estimating
  • Estimates costs of damages to school district property caused by fire, natural disaster, and major acts of vandalism
  • Establishes budgets for school building projects
  • Assists other branches with related functions
  • Prepares preliminary and final independent cost estimates of projects for comparison with designer or contractor for PM/CM to establish negotiating position
  • Prepares change order estimates for Owner Authorized Representatives to establish negotiating position
  • Provides support in price negotiations
  • Prepares claim analyses and estimates
  • Reviews contractor’s claims and proposals for merit and accountability
  • Performs related duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Graduation from a recognized college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or Engineering or Construction Management
  • 10 years full time paid 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 three years in a supervisory capacity
  • 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 the independent cost estimate with contractor proposal to quickly identify differences
  • 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
  • Good oral and written communications skills

 

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CUMMING is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified Team Members without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law.

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