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The Estimator and Cost Controller is responsible for preparing detailed estimates by analyzing plans and specifications and performing quality take-offs for select trades in achieving the project's objectives. S/he works closely with the Project Manager, Engineering Teams and Construction Teams to define the project objectives and create and execute a plan for maximizing the customer current operations through strategic alignment with their vision and mission. The Estimator and Cost Controller has a working knowledge of the technical and organizational environments in which the project scopes of work will be implemented. The Estimator and Cost Controller must be an excellent collaborator with all the functions associated with the development of complex projects. The Estimator and Cost Controller is responsible for producing cost estimates, providing cost controlling advice, undertaking procurement activities and carryout post contract cost control as requested.
PRIMARY DUTIES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily.
Prepare an initial feasibility, preliminary and conceptual estimates which identifies the expenditure into elements and will be prepared in sufficient detail to allow the Project Team to develop their design within the overall cost limits.
Provide various levels of estimates based on site descriptions, surveys, Engineering provided data with defined estimating methods. Prepare cost estimates at different stages of the project for the purposes of subcontractor bid evaluations, project feasibility, change order evaluations and preliminary schedule of values.
Establish with the Project Manager the project priorities in respect to quality, client expectations, schedule and budget. Participate and support as needed in phasing and constructability planning with the Project Manager during development and construction. Evaluate cost impact on alternative design solutions.
Understand the corporate and project specific cost procedures and carry out all work accordingly. Study and understand all relevant project documents relating to cost management including local labor factors, local tax rates, specific regulations, building codes and safety regulations. Provide peer review of estimates. Participate in maintaining a database of vendor pricing, project costs and KPIs. Participate and perform in “budget vs actual” reviews. Attend project meetings and discussions with the Project Team and external clients. Review bid documents, specifications and bid solicitations prior to issuance. Assist and participate in subcontractor bid review, interviews, and value engineering evaluations. Participate in project closeout meetings, debrief meetings and reconciliation of final job costs.
Ideal candidate profile
· Strong communication (written and verbal) and project management / organization skills required, but not limited to the ability to:
o handle multiple demands and assignments
o prioritize tasks effectively and efficiently
o manage resource procurement and utilization.
o influence and persuade internal and external Customers
o listen effectively and solicit input from others
· Excellent time management and organization skills required
· Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, including thorough knowledge of MS Project, Word, and Excel required
· Financial acumen and understanding required
· Passionate about customer service and team success required
· Knowledge of contract law, codes, standards, and industry construction knowledge preferred
· Travel will vary, but may require travel greater than 25% of the time
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