Title: Cost Estimator
FLSA Status: Exempt
Job Category: Construction Cost Management
Reporting to: Office Director
We are looking for dynamic individuals to join our team! With 24 offices in North America and the Caribbean in addition to over a hundred global offices and over 3,500 staff worldwide, RLB has a truly global reach while still offering a local presence to its clients almost without exception. We are committed to our core services and pride ourselves on our dedication to customer care and leading edge service provision.
RLB is an award-winning international firm, known for providing property and construction consultancy advice at all stages of the construction cycle. Utilizing its many years of experience and professionally trained employees, RLB continues to firmly establish itself as one of the major players in the construction industry throughout the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Oceania. Our employees are involved in a variety of projects across a range of sectors, from sports arenas and healthcare to higher education and convention centers.
As a privately held company, we hire the best people, give them exceptional training, and provide extensive opportunities for professional growth while working on exciting projects while providing an excellent compensation and benefits package.
Overview of Role
We are currently recruiting a Cost Estimator to join a client-focused team. This is an exciting opportunity for a high-caliber individual to join and strengthen our office.
The Cost Estimator is responsible for all independent construction cost control functions for review of the construction projects change orders including complete estimates, value analysis, schedule of values, comparisons, assisting with feasibility studies, and historical cost reports. This individual is capable of performing cost control functions on multiple projects of varying complexity simultaneously.
Preparation of construction related cost estimates, cost plans, and cost strategies
Change order reviews and valuations of work in progress and bid analyses
Preparation of studies and plans on value engineering, life cycle costing, and sustainable practices
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
Computes costs by analyzing labor, material, and time requirements
Resolves discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information
Presents prepared estimate by assembling and displaying numerical and descriptive information
Prepares special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends
Maintains cost data base by entering and backing up data
Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing technical publications
Contributes to team effort by accomplishing other duties as assigned
The ideal candidate will demonstrate a positive proactive approach to the role, and will be committed to delivering customer service excellence, with good commercial results.
Bachelors Degree in Construction Management or Quantity Surveying or related field is required
Recent experience and specialty in electrical and mechanical cost strategies
Cost control in the commercial/institutional/Industrial sector concentrating on vertical construction
Experience with conceptual and detailed measurement / pricing
Experience in CMGC / GCCM process
Experience with estimating software systems, onscreen takeoff software and BIM
Professional certifications preferred
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
Indoor office environment. May require work on site location when necessary
Equipment used includes: computers and standard office machines
Essential physical tasks include: the ability to work on a computer and the ability to answer and speak on a telephone. May require the use of a ladder on occasion
RLB is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices based on race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.