Senior Estimator (Closed)

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  • Full Time


Assignment:       Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), LAX Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP)
Salary:                  $145.6K to $172.6K annual base salary depending upon experience


  • Previous experience with public airport projects
  • Previous experience with public light rail projects
  • Previous experience with Consolidated Rental Car Facilities
  • Proficient with large-scale estimating software
  • Ten years of general estimating experience directly related to both engineering and construction projects. Management experience is desirable.
  • Previous experience managing multiple tasks is very desirable.
  • Experience as a conceptual estimator is very desirable.
  • Electrical or Mechanical Estimating ability is desirable.


  • Provide Independent Cost Estimates (I.C.E.)
  • Review proposals and evaluate/analyze merited cost
  • Review the scope specified within the proposal to ensure it includes the appropriate scope
  • Review the labor rates to ensure conformance to the contract specifications
  • Review labor productivity to ensure that the labor hours are in conformance with working restrictions, overtime is appropriate, etc.
  • Review quantities and ensure there is a fair and reasonable representation of additional scope, as well as possible credits
  • Review the material pricing and validate against R.S. Means for other pricing references
  • Review pre-purchased material or equipment and/or equipment rental rates against fair and reasonable pricing references
  • Review contractor mark-ups to ensure that the correct mark-ups are being used and that any mark- up caps are not exceeded
  • Negotiating or preparing estimates for others to negotiate is a large part of our work so prior negotiation experience is desirable
  • The ability to understand the contract as it pertains to change management is essential
  • The ability to adapt and utilize LAWA’s Change Management procedures is essential
  • Develop the record of negotiation documentation
  • Develop detailed cost estimates from the engineering drawings; proactively identify deficiencies and/or questions; and actively assist the project team toward the answers
  • Actively reconcile the internal estimates with those prepared by third-parties; engage the third- party entities in an informative, collaborative reconciliation; and communicate the results of the reconciliation effort
  • Proactively establish a routine reporting cycle that clearly communicates when an estimate changes and why
  • Prepare and review material take-offs from planning documents or engineering drawings
  • Prepare detailed breakdown of components and elements of estimates for systems and subsystems
  • Prepare estimates by applying unit rates for man hours, labor dollars, material dollars, and construction equipment dollars and all-in unit cost determination, calculating extensions and the application of standard factors, overhead rates and fees.
  • Accumulate, evaluate and document historical cost data for the development of future estimates
  • Prepare and/or review final Engineer’s estimate
  • Review contract documents and contract modifications to determine scope of work and equitable cost allowance for scope changes
  • Provide coordination and liaison with project management and project engineering personnel throughout the estimate development
  • Train subordinate estimating personnel when necessary
  • Contribute to the advancement of LAMP’s goals through commitment to productive collaboration with all stakeholders
  • Proved accuracy, reliability and completeness in job accomplishment
  • Demonstrated success on the job, as evidenced by satisfactory performance, acceptance of responsibility and growth in previous position
  • Effective oral and written communication skills


  • Demonstrated proficiency estimating formats, including Uniformat II
  • Proficient with industry estimating databases and other estimating data sources, e.g. RS Means, Lee Saylor, Trade Services, Equipment Watch, Richardsons, etc.
  • Proficient with large-scale estimating software
  • Experience with On-screen Take-off is highly desirable
  • Microsoft Office Suite


  • Self-starter attitude with proved results-oriented focus
  • Demonstrates a proactive, firm and respectful approach to estimate reconciliation efforts and change order processing
  • Establish a personable, but contractual stance with the contractor
  • Ten years of general estimating experience directly related to both engineering and construction projects is required
  • Previous experience with public airport projects is a must; experience within a commercial airport terminal or light rail system are highly desirable
  • Demonstrated experience with complex estimate reconciliations and change order negotiations

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering is preferred


  • May assume other duties as required/needed
  • Maybe required to work past regular work shift
  • Maybe required to work various shifts as needed


Deadline to submit resume:  
On or before Wednesday October 7, 2020 @ 12:00 pm noon (late submissions cannot be accepted)
Please email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements:
Subject line:  LAWA Senior Estimator
Recruitment # PC1157

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