Percentage Job Description

Essential (E)/Marginal (M) Should add up to 100%

·       10% (M) - Manages the cost estimating group in the development of all capital cost estimates for CAHSRA from planning conceptual level to final design and construction cost estimates.

·       40% (E) - Facilitates the development of information used to develop cost estimates with all external stakeholders.

·       40% (E) - Supports the development of the bi-annual Programmatic Business Plan capital cost estimates.

·       10% (M) - Develop policies and procedures for programmatic cost estimating.


Knowledge of: All design and construction disciplines means and methods used on CAHSRA program and transit infrastructure work in general.

Ability to: Develop appropriate internal and external resources to facilitate the development of accurate cost estimates in a schedule driven program environment.


·       Must have 15+ years of estimating experience with minimum 10 years in transit work with typical project size over $1B.

·       Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or Construction Science/Management.

·       Professional certification as cost estimator and/or engineer is preferable.

·       Work experience on large programs with proven track record.

·       Experience in database driven estimating software (Timberline, Heavy Bid, Onscreen Takeoff, etc.).

·       Experience with analyzing, reviewing, and estimating of change orders and good negotiations skills.

·       Ability to produce oral and written presentation to client and other stakeholders.

·       Strong work experience with MS Office application.

·       Can communicate effectively with different disciplines to obtain scope of work and other information and manage the development of estimates.

·       Ability to read blueprints and generate, quantities, work breakdown structure and scope of work.

·       Can create an estimate plan leading to deliver a complete estimate complying with program requirements.


Supervision of the junior level estimators.