PURPOSE: Prepare and develop cost estimates ranging in accuracy from Rough Order of Magnitude to Definitive working with a variety of internal departments.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Prepare cost estimates for various stages of a project; estimates range from rough order of magnitude (ROM) to detailed estimates.
Prepare ROM or conceptual estimates utilizing parametric estimating methods or developing cost models as a basis.
Evaluate drawings, site surveys, existing estimates, site conditions and other available materials and determine the project cost estimate.
Price labor using productivity and labor rates, adjusting rates to reflect complexity or conditions of project.
Estimate material and equipment costs to a level of detail matching the design documents.
Prepare change order estimates. May include reviewing construction documents for scope and merit.
Identify risks and evaluate the design to determine appropriate amount of contingencies.
Determine all other costs, beyond probable construction cost, i.e. owner furnished material, maintenance, etc.
Assist project managers in quantifying project scope by identifying data gaps and identifying and reviewing soft costs.
Review design and contract drawings and specifications for constructability or detail inconsistencies to reduce potential future change orders.
Review design consultant’s estimates at each design phase, or as requested by project managers.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: In-depth knowledge of construction means, materials and methods with a strong fundamental understanding of sound engineering principals. Knowledge of estimating concepts and procedures for preparation of estimates. Knowledge of organizing preliminary construction information, preliminary project specifications, performance specifying and cost estimation using Uniformat and MasterFormat.
Demonstrate strong communication skills to articulate complex technical processes, scope, and costs into a coherent concise report and presentation. Microsoft Office and On-Screen Take-off software experience. The skills to organize an estimate in alternate formats for planning or decision making. Fundamental math skills.
Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings to accurately calculate quantities and determine project cost. Ability to coordinate with internal departments on solicitation and quotations for labor, materials and equipment needed to meet project specifications and budget requirements. Ability to Interface with project stakeholders to provide engineering and cost data regarding project feasibility. Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings to accurately calculate quantities and determine project cost. Ability to provide both conceptual and detailed estimates. Ability to read and interpret design drawings. Organize and prepare an estimate in either Masterformat or Uniformat.
QUALIFICATIONS: Combination of education and experience demonstrative knowledge, skills and abilities equivalent to:
Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Architecture or Engineering or related field; and
Ten (10) years’ estimating projects while working for a contractor, government agency, or design firm.
Master’s degree in Construction Management, Architecture or Engineering or related field; and
Eleven (11) or more years’ estimating for a general contractor performing preconstruction services and bidding projects or working on aviation projects.
The Port of Seattle is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to diversity in the workplace. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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