Senior Estimator (Closed)

Jun 11 2019 admin Comments Off on Senior Estimator (Closed)
  • Full Time


Assignment:       Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA)

Salary:                  $135.2K to $147.6K annual base salary depending upon experience

Positions:            Three (3)


  • Previous experience with public airport projects
  • Proficient with large-scale estimating software
  • Ten years of general estimating experience directly related to both engineering and construction projects
  • Previous experience managing a small estimating department is desirable.
  • Experience as a conceptual estimator is desirable.
  • Electrical or Mechanical Estimating ability is desirable.


  • Review the proposal and assist with the determination of merit
  • 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
  • Discuss the LAWA position after the contractor established their position. Share the basis of the LAWA position to ensure fair and reasonable understanding
  • Seek to find points of agreement early in the discussion and document the agreements
  • Determine points of disagreement and path to resolution. Adopt a reasonable, but contractual attitude
  • 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 PDG’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, Richardsons, etc.
  • Proficient with large-scale estimating software
  • Experience with On-screen Take-off and MC2 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 is 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
  • May work overtime
  • Maybe required to work various shifts as needed


Deadline to submit resume:  

On or before Monday June 24, 2019 @ 8:00am (late submissions cannot be accepted)

Please email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements:

Subject line:  LAWA Senior Estimator


Recruitment # PC1070, PC1071, PC1072


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