Construction Estimator

Full Time

Los Angeles, CA, USA


Minimum Required Qualifications:

- 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 - Graduation from a recognized college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Architecture or Engineering or Construction Management - Must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and provide confirmation

Tasks and Responsibilities:

- 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

Submission Requirements

At a minimum, the candidate’s professional resume must include the following:
• List of all Educational Achievements
• List of all Professional Licenses or Certificates
• List of Awards Received
• Detailed Employment History with each company or government agency including:
- Name & Contact Information of the firm or agency
- Start Date and End Date (Month & Year)
- Positions Held
- List of Projects / Programs Managed including project value, location of assignment, roles and
responsibilities and contribution to each project