Senior Estimator IV - Pre-Construction-Building - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

Los Angeles
United States

United States of America - California, Los Angeles

Job Summary

The Program Management/Construction Management (PM/CM) business line specializes in the management of design and construction of community infrastructure facilities for education, healthcare, national governments, sports and leisure, justice, cultural venues, and commercial needs. From concept through completion, we provide necessary technical and administrative services to help our clients meet their program objectives. Our professionals serve as an extension of our clients' staff, protecting their interests as our own, and often working within our clients' offices. As an industry leader in PM/CM, we oversee activities ranging from planning, coordination, scheduling and cost control, to design, construction and commissioning.

AECOM is actively seeking a highly talented Senior Estimator to support an Education Project in Los Angeles, CA.

Responsibilities/Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • 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

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree and six (6) years of relevant 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.

  • Three (3) years experience working 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduation from a recognized college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Architecture or Engineering or Construction Management

  • 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

Additional Information:

  • This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Program and Project Management

Business Line PMCM

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 233890BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.