Facilities and Campus Development is comprised of several units that operate and maintain university facilities, including but not limited to providing quality support services for the physical environment of the university, campus planning activities, construction projects, campus development projects, building maintenance and operations, oversight on building related regulatory matters and overall customer service initiatives. This position is responsible for analyzing work requests for alteration, repairs and/or maintenance work by planning and estimating labor and materials costs, and inspecting jobs in progress to ensure that work performance meets specifications for quantity and quality. Core responsibilities include receiving and reviewing incoming work requests for maintenance, repairs and/or alterations and consulting with the customer to determine the exact nature of the problem, the physical setting in which the work will be done and to discuss possible solutions. This position estimates the cost of work to be done, based upon the scope of the work, type(s) of equipment and materials required, the type of work to be performed, and the trade skills involved, provides additional specifications and sketches if required for requests, and prepares bills of materials as required. The Cost Estimator position reports to the Assistant Director of Project Administration in Facilities Resources & Planning. FR&P is responsible for capital project planning, university design standards, design review, interior finishes, furniture (FFE), relocation services, reuse services, project administration, estimating, QA/QC, vertical transportation, LEED, signage, zero waste and guidance on ADA across all campuses. FR&P includes the following reporting units:
Responsibilities: Prepares estimates by reviewing scopes of work, plans, specifications, and customer requests. Submits prepared estimates to customers and is available for follow up questions or comments. Assists with the preparation of the overall Capital Budget by estimating capital project requests Provide peer reviews when an estimate is submitted by a consultant or construction manager on a capital project. Provide cost reviews and guidance to project managers on construction change orders over $25,000. Identifies labor, material, and time requirements by studying proposals, plans, specifications, and related documents. Identifies budget conflicts, inconsistencies, and risk by studying proposals, plans, specifications, and related documents. As requested reviews proposals to insure proposed work aligns with industry standards. As requested presents prepared estimates by assembling and displaying numerical and descriptive information. As requested prepares special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and industry trends. Resolves estimated budget discrepancies by collecting and analyzing data. Maintains historical cost database by entering and backing up data for future use. Additionally, this position will assist in permit expediting and coordinating with municipalities. Effectively communicate with faculty, staff, contractors and suppliers
Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
The incumbent generally performs job duties in a normal business office environment. This involves working while sitting at a desk for extended periods of time. The job also includes significant event planning and execution, which requires a significant level of physical activity, including standing, walking, and occasionally lifting office supply items that may weigh up to 20 pounds. Additionally, the incumbent may be required to attend meetings in other offices, or deliver and/or retrieve information from other offices around campus.The ability to operate basic office equipment such as personal computers, duplicating machines, fax machines and standard office telephones may also be required.The ability to visit work sites to conduct inspections, which may present unusual working conditions, such as climbing and carrying ladders, lifting or moving heavy objects to gain access to narrow spaces and exposure to dirt, dust, heat and fumes.
Three years construction cost estimator experience. Bachelor's degree in construction management, architecture, engineering, business administration or related field. Ability to prepare clear and reliable complex cost analysis and reports. Ability to read construction plans and specifications. Prior work experience in contract development and management as well as procurement of services. Thorough understanding of industry practices, processes and standards Interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively in a highly collaborative environment. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and all tools necessary for cost estimating.
Qualified candidates will hold a high school diploma/GED plus 3 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant area of study. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
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