Sr. Commercial Construction EstimatorSan Diego, California
Job Summary General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Sr. Commercial Construction Estimator to work within our Facilities organization, located in Rancho Bernardo, CA. Under limited supervision, this position will collect and analyze data in order to estimate the time, money, materials, and labor required for all facets of construction utilizing historical data coupled with "Pro Est"
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Spearhead the development and sustainability of our internal cost estimating database, software platform, and other cost estimating systems and procedures to achieve business objectives.
- Prepares work to be estimated by gathering proposals, blueprints, specifications, and related documents.
- Identifies labor, material, and time requirements by studying proposals, blueprints, specifications, and related documents.
- Communicates with internal architects, engineers, and consultants to clarify scope of work, materials, and schedule requirements for thoroughness and accuracy.
- Computes costs by analyzing labor, material, and time requirements.
- Performs quantity take-offs.
- Resolves discrepancies by partnering with project stakeholders.
- Prepares special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
- Maintains cost data base by entering and backing up data.
- Understands and navigates constructability of construction documents.
- Reviews sites and gathers information for estimates for work on existing buildings.
- Collects and organizes all bid information for future reference.
- Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
- Performs other duties as assigned or required.
- Typically requires a bachelor's degree in business administration, industrial engineering, or a related discipline, with emphasis in cost accounting, cost estimating, project management, and/or project controls; along with ten or more years of progressive cost estimating experience, preferably with a defense contractor. Equivalent experience may be substituted in lieu of education.
- Background in Construction Management or Engineering is required.
- Must have a complete knowledge and competence in the concepts, principles, and standard practices in costing and pricing relevant to the commercial office, manufacturing, labs, clean rooms, secure space,
- Must have experience negotiating and working in construction contracting environment and be able to analyze and solve a variety of moderately complex costing problems.
- Must be able to work extended hours when required.
- US Citizenship is required
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