COST ESTIMATING AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SERVICES
General Services Administration (New York, NY) - Cost Estimator
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Cost Estimators shall prepare costs estimates for a variety of projects. Project size and complexity will range from the Simplified Acquisition Threshold (SAT) $250,000 up to, and beyond, the prospectus level - $3,095,000. The Cost Estimators shall develop the majority of their cost estimates in a CSI Cost Format or ASTM Uniformat, but the GSA may require the Cost Estimators to develop the cost estimate using a government furnished estimating platform called the National Cost Management Tool (NCMT). The Government will provide training on this tool.
All estimates shall be prepared within 7 calendar days, or as agreed to by the Government.
All cost estimates shall be developed in accordance with the requirements listed in the latest copy of P120 “PBS Cost and Schedule Management Policy”, and the three integrated Cost Estimators shall perform all tasks necessary to produce estimates in compliance with GSA’s requirements. Estimates shall be generally categorized in three levels (Level I, Level II, or Level III) that are appropriate to the level of detail provided in the construction documents submitted for estimates. If a cost estimate is developed for a Lease Project, the Cost Estimator must first develop the cost estimate in accordance with the requirements of P120, and then input this cost data in each field of the “Tenant Improvement Cost Summary (TICS)” cost template.
The Cost Estimator may be required to perform estimate and cost reviews of documents prepared by other consultants for both federal and lease projects.
The Cost Estimator may be required to prepare or review cost estimates for leasing projects. The Cost Estimators will review the lease construction documents to develop a cost estimate and develop the corresponding level cost estimate that is appropriate for the construction documents that is provided by the GSA.
The Cost Estimator may be tasked to perform other miscellaneous cost estimating services, including but not limited to:
Developing conceptual cost estimates
Reviewing Leasing Construction Proposals for suitability
Evaluating “Schedule of Values” for construction projects.
Reviewing construction “Bid Results” against a Government Cost Estimate
Assist in preparing for, and conducting negotiations
In addition to producing estimates, Cost Estimator may be tasked provide moderate construction management services that include inspections to ensure compliance with project requirements as included in project estimates.
A Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) will be provided by the Government which shall be followed to prepare all cost estimates. The SOP will provide guidance on how to engage GSA staff in developing estimates and the process for selection of the appropriate estimate level. A Requestor for cost estimating services may be one of the following individuals: Program Manager, Project Manager, Project Engineer, Contracting Officer’s Representative, or Leasing Contracting Officer.
The Government, at its discretion, may review the quality and accuracy of any estimate prepared and may require additional revisions as necessary.
All cost estimating and construction management work performed under this contract shall fall within industry standards and are limited to what can be reasonably performed by single individuals assigned to these tasks.
Analyze blueprints and other documentation to prepare time, cost, materials, and labor estimates.
Develop budget and detailed cost estimates in addition to a cost database for a wide variety of commercial construction projects typically under $10 Million for office renovations, new building construction, infrastructure replacement projects, building security upgrades, hazardous abatement, plaza replacement work, roofing replacements, and other building envelope repairs.
Review cost estimates developed by others and develop reports that identify what costs estimate items are acceptable and unacceptable.
Review contact documents for constructability when requested and develop reports that identify what areas of contract documents need to be clarified, so construction costs can be properly estimated.
Obtain vendor quotes for all specialty equipment that will be incorporated in the client’s projects .
Consult with clients, vendors, personnel in other departments to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues.
Confer with engineers, architects, contractors and subcontractors on changes and adjustments to cost estimates.
Prepare estimates used by management for purposes such as planning, organizing, and scheduling work.
Prepare estimates for use in selecting vendors or subcontractors.
Review material and labor requirements, to decide whether it is more cost-effective to produce or purchase components.
Prepare cost and expenditure statements and other necessary documentation at regular intervals for the duration of the project.
Prepare and maintain a directory of suppliers, contractors and subcontractors.
Serve as a technical resource to aid in the conduct of negotiations.
Conduct special studies to develop and establish standard hour and related cost data or to effect cost reduction.
Job Types: Full-time, Contract
Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management or similar field and 5 yrs. of experience developing detailed construction estimates in a CSI format or an ASTM Uniformat for projects whose ECCA value typically exceeds $1,500,000.
The cost estimator shall have experience developing and modifying construction budgets for complex projects through the planning stage and/or development stage that allowed their clients to meet the design and construction procurement schedules.
Proven work experience as a Cost Estimator
Advanced knowledge of construction and engineering processes.
High-level mathematical skills
Ability to read and interpret blueprints
Good verbal and written communication skills
Advanced analytical skills
Proficient with computer estimation software such as: Pro Est/Stack/Clear 9. Estimates/SimPro/Con Est/ Builder trend or other
Good project management skills
3 openings. Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Call for more information at 703-635-4870 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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