Duties


9.1 Leads and supervises a team of Estimators, including designating daily assignments

9.2 Plans and participates in the preparation of construction cost estimates of buildings or other

structures from drawings, outlines, and specifications

9.3 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

9.4 Checks construction cost estimates submitted by commissioned architects and engineers for

accuracy and completeness and compare them with District estimates

9.5 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

9.6 Makes studies and prepares reports when contractors' bids vary widely from the agreed

construction cost estimate

9.7 Checks segregations of contract costs as estimated by building contractors and recommends

acceptance or rejection as a basis for progress payments

9.8 Analyzes change orders on construction work under contract and approves or rejects extras

or credits submitted

9.9 Prepares or reviews cost estimates for projects

9.10 Establishes and maintains procedures for approval of plans and specifications for building

projects and submission of approved projects to public bidding

9.11 Develops methods for maintaining data used in records, charts, and graphs reflecting

estimated construction costs compared with actual costs

9.12 Conducts and participates in seminars and workshops with staff and minority contractors

relative to school construction bidding procedures, contracts, and cost estimating

9.13 Estimates costs of damages to District property caused by fire, natural disaster, and major

acts of vandalism

9.14 Establishes budgets for school building projects

9.15 Assists other branches with related functions

9.16 Prepares preliminary and final independent cost estimates of projects for comparison with

designer or contractor for PM/CM to establish negotiating position

9.17 Prepares change order estimates for Owner Authorized Representatives to establish

negotiating position

9.18 Provides support in price negotiations

9.19 Prepares claim analyses and estimates

9.20 Reviews contractor’s claims and proposals for merit and accountability

9.21 Performs related duties as assigned

 

10. Minimum Requirements


Required Experience:

10.1 15 years full time paid professional experience in the preparation of complete cost

estimates for major/complex type I, II, or III, and V building construction as defined by

the State building codes, including three years in a supervisory capacity.

10.2 Extensive knowledge and experience in developing conceptual and preconstruction cost

estimates for complex school building projects.

10.3 Ability to prepare cost estimates quickly in a fast- paced working environment.

10.4 Knowledge of current local construction labor and material costs.

10.5 Experience in developing and estimating the scope of work for change orders.

10.6 Ability to compare the independent cost estimate with contractor proposal to quickly identify differences.

10.7 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 proposal.

10.8 Good oral and written communications skills

 

Required Education:

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