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Senior Cost Estimator

Company: Reliance
Location: Boston
Posted on: January 14, 2018

Job Description:

Job DescriptionSenior Cost Estimator PositionEngineering firm in Boston, MA is seeking a full time Cost Estimator for an upcoming large transit project. The primary focus of this position will be to develop independent cost estimates for change order activities, and to review change order cost proposals submitted by construction contractors.Duties and responsibilities includes developing detailed capital cost estimates, and review capital cost estimates developed by others. The applicant must have the ability to communicate effectively with the client, project managers, other project consultants and senior level management. Provide coordination and liaison with construction field personnel, project management and project engineering personnel throughout the estimate development. Review of estimates for adequacy, uniformity and completeness, obtain vendor quotes, and other local pricing information as necessary. Develop labor costs based upon crew sizes, local labor rates and production rates for activities that are impacted by maintenance of traffic, construction phasing, weather, proximity to an operating railway and other adjacent construction activities while recognizing that these factors may reduce production rates. Review of contract documents and contract modifications to determine scope of work and equitable cost allowance for scope changes. Prepare material take-offs and review take-offs by others from planning documents or engineering drawings. Prepare conceptual and comparative cost study estimates from preliminary sketches. Prepare quantity takeoffs to support construction cost estimates for all disciplines. Prepare detailed breakdown of components and elements of estimates for systems and subsystems. Accumulate, evaluate and document historical cost data for the development of future estimates.Minimum qualifications consist of fifteen years or more of general estimating experience in directly related to Design Build or Design-Bid-Build delivery methods directly related to infrastructure engineering and construction activities. Other requirements of this position include estimating experience in heavy civil construction and roadway work, experience in cost estimating software packages - Heavy Construction System Specialist (HCSS) or Timberline, and Microsoft Office products with high proficiency in MS Excel.Experience in estimating track work, rail station, rail signal and power systems, and utilities construction, and a bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction, Architecture, or related field are strongly preferred.Local candidates who also have the capability to develop and expand a business-line is cost estimating will be given special consideration. Salary is competitive and negotiable depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate. Start date is negotiable, but expected to be towards late 2017 to early 2018.

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