Cost Estimator

Education Requirements:

Technical Bachelor?s degree and experience directly related to cost, schedule, and contract administration. Preferred: Registration as CPE, CCM, Architect or Engineer and previous estimating experience.

Experience Requirements:

Requires 6 years experience and knowledge of cost estimating data based on sequencing activity and building methods and materials of production/construction activity. Working knowledge of project management systems and estimating software i.e. Timberline, and/or other industry estimating software.


Responsible for the preparation of budgets, estimates and supporting project staff with their estimating and estimate review needs.

Prepare or assist in the preparation of condition assessment estimates, budget estimates and estimating services from various stages (Conceptual, SD, DD, CD, Bid set) of project documents such as program narrative, sketches, plans, specifications. Prepare constructability review comments from various stages (Conceptual, SD, DD, CD, Bid set) of project documents (plans, specifications).Prepare cost analysis foralternate materials, systems or components. Participate in Value Engineering studies and sessions. Identify cost reduction ideas for various stages of design documents. Prepare independent change order estimates.

Maintain current knowledge of market conditions as they relate to cost of labor, material, equipment, overhead and other expenses. Coordinate and participate in review of bid results and bid analysis.