The Facilities Cost Estimator will work closely with Facilities planners and capital project managers to review and develop total, fully burdened project costs through all project phases for capital and non-capital projects.
This position will also build and maintain the Planning and Project Delivery department's construction cost database
Prepares estimates by reviewing scopes of work, plans, specifications, and customer requests. Submits prepared estimates to customers and is available for follow up questions or comments.
Assists with the preparation of the overall Capital Budget by estimating capital project requests.
Identifies labor, material, and time requirements by studying proposals, plans, specifications, and related documents.
Identifies budget conflicts, inconsistencies, and risk by studying proposals, plans, specifications, and related documents.
Reviews proposals to insure proposed work aligns with industry standards.
Presents prepared estimates by assembling and displaying numerical and descriptive information.
Reviews drawings and specifications to determine costs and assists in value management on projects; evaluates third-party estimates and tracks market costs to validate estimates.
Collaborates with project managers in the preparation of contracts and subcontracts and the negotiation of revisions, changes, and additions to contractual agreements with general contractors, architects, clients, and suppliers.
Reviews third-party and contractor cost data on all capital projects.
Reviews pricing at all stages of design (conceptual, schematic, design development, and construction documents).
Reviews construction bids for verification of accuracy of project cost estimates.
Reviews contractor pricing on change orders on all project delivery types. Makes recommendations on labor hours, labor rates, material quantities, mark-up, other costs.
Prepare Cost Estimates and Budgets for Small Projects.
Resolves estimated budget discrepancies by collecting and analyzing data. Meets with clients to determine the scope and consult with Facilities staff to review project specifics to prepare budget estimates.
Designs, implements, and maintains cost estimating database(s) using various software applications.
Develops and implements requirements for cost recording, reporting, and analyzing standards, programs, and reports.
Ensures information is being accurately collected and incorporated into database and updated appropriately.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree and six years construction project cost estimating, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Degree in construction management, architecture, architectural engineering, construction engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or related degree preferred.
Experience in the cost estimating/budgeting and project management of buildings and remodel projects in institutional, higher education, or similar setting as well as deferred maintenance projects with mechanical, electrical, plumbing and HVAC system.
Knowledge of current applied techniques in project estimating from conceptual state to final detailed estimating.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, and all tools necessary for cost estimating.
Knowledge of cost estimating software and tracking to create a database tool for cost estimating and forecasting.
Ability to analyze large data sets.
Ability to work with others and participate in high performing teams.
Effective communication skills, including verbal, written, visual and interpersonal.
Excellent customer service and organizational skills.
Experience working with the contracting community/industry peers.
Internal Number: 494498
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