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Senior Project Cost Estimator

Company: The Tsui Group
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

The Tsui Group is seeking a candidate who is qualified and experienced in educational facility construction projects to serve as a Senior Project Cost Estimator for a large educational client within Los Angeles County with the below duties:

  • 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


    Required Experience:
    • 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

      Required Education:
      • Graduation from a recognized college or university with a bachelor's degree in Architecture or Engineering or Construction Management

        • Salary to be Discussed
        • Medical, Vision, & Dental - 100% covered for the employee*
        • Life and Disability Insurance
        • 10.5 days of Vacation pay (Accrued)
        • 6 days of Sick pay (Available Immediately)
        • 10 days of Holiday pay (9 Holidays, 1 Personal Day)
        • 3% Non-Match (After 1 year of service)
        • Monthly Stipend for Cell Phone
        • Laptop for work purposes

Keywords: The Tsui Group, Los Angeles , Senior Project Cost Estimator, Other , Los Angeles, California

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