Percentage Job Description

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

     ·       5% (E)             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.

     ·       50% (E)           Facilitates the development of information used to develop cost estimates              with all external stakeholders.

     ·       35% (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 10+ years of estimating experience with minimum 5 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.)

·       Strong work experience with MS office application.

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

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


Supervision of the Program Estimating Unit consisting of four Estimating Specialists