PROJECT COST ESTIMATOR – LOS ANGELES

Alta Vista Solutions is seeking an experienced Project Cost Estimator to support preconstruction activities for new LAUSD facilities.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepares preliminary and final independent detailed cost estimates of school building projects for comparison with designer or contractor for PM/CM to establish negotiating position
  • Prepares detailed change order estimates for Owner Authorized Representatives to establish negotiating position
  • Provides support in price negotiations
  • Prepares claim analyses and estimates
  • Prepares detailed estimates of construction costs based on drawings, specs and sketches
  • Reviews contractor’s claims and proposals for merit and accountability
  • Performs related duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Graduation from a recognized college or university with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Architecture, Engineering or Construction Management
  • Minimum of 7 years full time paid professional experience in construction cost estimating of all divisions for facilities or school building construction projects
  • 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
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.