Estimator III General Trades (Closed)

Aug 25 2023 admin Comments Off on Estimator III General Trades (Closed)
  • Full Time


Client / Project:                Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) – Program Management Office (PMO)
Salary Range:                     $135.8K to $159.2K annual base salary, depending upon experience.
Number of positions:      One (1)


  • The estimator is to report to PMO Project Controls Manager and Chief Estimator.
  • Plan and participate in the preparation of construction cost estimates of buildings or other structures from drawings, outlines, and specifications.
  • Prepare estimates from programming/pre design through construction change order request based on scope and building type.
  • Evaluate cost estimating deliverables prepared by consultants for cost containment, accuracy, uniformity and completeness.
  • Perform special studies and prepare reports when contractors’ bids vary from the agreed construction cost estimate.
  • Conduct construction/project site visits gathering relevant information and determine what information to be used to produce project estimates.
  • Evaluate pricing documents, historical and vendor cost data for the development of cost estimates and price recommendations.
  • Evaluate quotes, bids, change orders, value engineering reports, and claims for accuracy and completeness of states costs.
  • Compile and analyze data on all factors that influence costs such as material, labor, equipment and profit.
  • Prepare technical evaluations, cost estimating draft report, memos and letters and present.
  • recommendation to management.
  • Mediate and negotiate consensus solutions.
  • Perform other related estimating duties as assigned.
  • 7 to 10 years minimum recent 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.
  • BS/BA Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, Business or related degree.
  • Additional qualifying experience in excess to the minimum stated above may be substituted for the required education on a year for year basis.
  • Expert in theories, principles, and practices of cost estimating and contract pricing.
  • General knowledge in JOC (Job Order Contracting) form of contracting
  • Full knowledge of construction methods for buildings and structures.
  • Full 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 cost estimates with contractors’ proposal to quickly identify discrepancies.
  • 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.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment including change order validation and preparation of fair cost estimates.


  • Expert in usage of eGordian/RS Means Database for JOC (Job Order Contracting) estimating.
  • Knowledge and familiar with General Trades of Disciplines of Architecture, Structural, Civil, etc.
  • Working knowledge and general understanding of mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) trades.
  • Knowledge of CSI Master Format Divisions (mandatory) and Uniformat (optional).
  • Knowledge and use of Microsoft Office including Excel.
  • Knowledge and use of on-screen take-off using Bluebeam Revue
  • Knowledge and use of Means Cost Estimating online system.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


Deadline to submit resume:
Wednesday September 20, 2023 @ 9:00am (late submissions cannot be accepted)
Please email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements: hr@paragon‐
Subject line: LACCD Estimator III (SAC-406)

Approximate Processing Time:
Short list post: Week of September 25, 2023
Interviews: Week of October 2, 2023
Number of positions: 1
Anticipated Start: October 2023
Recruitment No.: SAC-406 Reissued

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