Senior Project Cost Estimator (Closed)

Oct 27 2017 admin Comments Off on Senior Project Cost Estimator (Closed)

Program: Los Angeles Unified School District – Program Support Services
Salary Range: $106.0K to $124.8K base salary plus benefits
Positions Open: Two (2)

• 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 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 District estimates
• Confers with commissioned architects and engineers to resolve differences in their cost estimates and 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 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

Required Experience:
• 10 years full time paid professional experience in quantity surveying and the preparation of pre-construction and 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

Required Education:
Graduation from a recognized college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or Engineering or Construction Management

Deadline to submit resume: Wednesday Nov. 15, 2017 @ 12:00 noon (no late submissions accepted)
Please email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements:
Subject line: LAUSD Senior Project Cost Estimator

Approximate Processing Time:
SHORTLIST: Week of 11/27/17
INTERVIEW: Week of 12/4/17

Special Note:
Please submit a sample of an independent cost estimate prepared by candidate.
Recruitment# CM-SPCE-1017-28

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