Estimator
工作 ID
72340
Posted
22-Jun-2022
Service line
GWS Segment
Role type
全職
興趣範圍
建築, 項目管理
Location(s)
Los Angeles - California - United States of America
RESPONSIBILITIES  

CBRE seeks an Estimator for public sector construction projects in Los Angeles.

The purpose of this position is to develop cost estimates in support of a project management delivery team/solution.

Characteristics of responsible costs:
Complexity: Medium to High
Risk: Medium
Duration: Mid term [weeks to months]
Value: Typically < $2 Million USD
Region: LMA and/or Local GWS Account




ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES  

Prepare accurate and detailed construction cost estimates in a BOQ (Bill of Quantities) or similar format, from high-level conceptual design through final construction document completion. Support the Cost Manager in the development of an overall Project Cost Plan.

Research regional pricing of material and labor using published documents and market data. Produce detailed quantity take-offs using OST (or similar cost platform). Maintain cost benchmarking information as point of comparison to market data; adjust as necessary based on client attributes, market conditions, and project specifics.

Interfaces directly with Clients or cost/project management team to define cost requirements and goals and issue recommendations as needed. Set up estimate work breakdown structure to align with budget and cost reporting system.

Understand best practices in construction pricing and delivery methods; participate in design reviews and lead value engineering reviews to achieve budgetary goals. Work in partnership with engineering teams and participate in design and construction meetings to guide design solutions with cost efficiencies.

Prepare detailed bid analysis and review sessions with project teams and senior management to validate a quantity record booklet (or equivalent) submitted by contractors/subcontractors. Perform peer review of estimates generated by other functional teams contributing to the project solution; issue recommendations and input for use on the project.

Support the Project/Cost Manager when reviewing and approving large change orders and the review of invoices submitted for review/approval during the project.

Work with the Project Manager to produce monthly project reports on estimating activities. Implements cost documentation governance aligned with company and Client requirements. Ensure cost data integrity and documentation is accurate, timely, and coordinated. Implements communication plan for meetings and written reports/meeting minutes to keep client and cost resources informed.

Other duties as assigned.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES  

No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position.

QUALIFICATIONS  

Selected candidate should have at least two to seven (2-7) years of paid professional experience in the preparation of complete cost estimates for various building construction as defined by the State building code and knowledge of current local construction labor and material costs in public works projects. Educational and K-12 school projects experience is preferred.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE  

Bachelor's degree (BA/BS/BEng/BArch) from College or University in a technical area of study.

Minimum 3 years of related experience and/or training preferred. Demonstrated specific Estimating skills & responsibilities in a previous position


CERTIFICATES and/or LICENSES  

RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) or CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building) accreditation preferred.


COMMUNICATION SKILLS  

Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers. Ability to effectively present information.


FINANCIAL KNOWLEDGE  

Requires knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate intermediate figures such as percentages, discounts, and/or commissions. Conducts basic financial analysis.


REASONING ABILITY  

Ability to understand and carry out general instructions in standard situations. Ability to solve problems in standard situations. Requires intermediate analytical and quantitative skills.


OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES  

Intermediate skills with Microsoft Office Suite. Working knowledge in MS Project is helpful. Knowledge with estimating software such as OST preferred. Ability to read and understand architectural drawings. Knowledge of leases, contracts, and construction practices preferred.


SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY  

Decisions made with general understanding of procedures and company policies to achieve set results and deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to co-workers and supervisor.


SAFETY



CBRE is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

NOTE: An additional requirement for this role is the ability to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination proof and/or rigorous testing.