Project Cost Estimator (Closed)

Jul 06 2023 admin Comments Off on Project Cost Estimator (Closed)
  • Full Time


Program:             Los Angeles Unified School District – Project Execution/Project Support
Salary Range:     $141.8K to $166.2K annual base salary plus benefits
Positions Open: One (1)


  • Prepares preliminary and final independent detailed cost estimates of school building projects for comparison with designer or contractor for PM/CM to establish negotiating position.
  • Prepares detailed change order estimates for Owner Authorized Representatives to establish negotiating position.
  • Provides support in price negotiations.
  • Prepares claim analyses and estimates.
  • Prepares detailed estimates of construction costs based on drawings, specs and sketches.
  • Reviews contractor’s claims and proposals for merit and accountability.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


  • Minimum of 7 years full time paid professional experience in construction cost estimating of all divisions for facilities or school building construction projects.
  • 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.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.


Graduation from a recognized college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering or Construction Management


Deadline to submit resume:
Wednesday July 26, 2023 @ 9:00am (no late submissions accepted)
Please email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements:
Subject line:  LAUSD Project Cost Estimator (CM-PCE-0423-12-Ext)

Approximate Processing Time:
SHORTLIST: Within 1 week after deadline to submit resume.
INTERVIEW: Within 2 weeks after deadline to submit resume.
SELECTION NOTIFICATION: Within 3 weeks after deadline to submit resume.
Recruitment# CM-PCE-0423-12-Ext

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