Chief Estimator Job Number: 957993 Posting Date : May 6, 2021,
Provides professional estimating, cost engineering, and project
control activities for Kaiser Permanente construction and/or
refurbishment projects for hospitals, medical offices, regional
buildings and other medical facilities. Responsible for all phases
of estimating, cost engineering and project control functions to
include but not limited to: budget/feasibility, conceptual,
preliminary, and final construction estimates; contractor bid
reviews; change order reviews, analyses and negotiations;
alternative analyses evaluation; productivity analyses; and use of
cost estimating computer technology where applicable. Develops and
implements project cost engineering standards and procedures.
Establishes the project work breakdown structure.
First level supervisory position which includes responsibility
for technical direction over a group of Estimating Engineers,
and/or performs as a technical specialist formulating and
developing advanced estimating engineering concepts. Responsible
for a full range of professional estimating/cost engineering and
project control duties of diverse and complex scope.
Coordinates the performance of pricing structure development and
application to takeoffs, derived quantities, quantity assumption,
and cost allowances within a discipline or other specialty.
Develops and prepares conceptual construction cost and budget
estimates for all phases of construction. Includes development of
unit hour/pricing data (and data analysis) estimating material
cost, man-hours and revisions to existing buildings' mechanical,
electrical and plumbing systems.
Completes budget estimates for construction documents that are
75% completed. Includes material cost, man-hours and subcontracted
Evaluates 100% construction documents to ensure the design is
free of errors and omissions for subcontract bidding.
Performs itemized blueprint take-off for general conditions and
items in CSI Divisions 2 through 16.
Analyzes scope of construction and prepares preliminary
construction schedules in consultation with construction
operations. Resolves any conflict with construction design and/or
construction scheduling with appropriate personnel.
Obtains and verifies construction quotations for facilitation of
construction projects, change order documents, addenda and contract
change authorizations. Evaluates subcontract drawings and material
submittals for conformance with contract documents and regulatory
agencies. Obtains and verifies subcontract questions for
construction projects and ensures compliance with construction
Provides professional guidance and support to Facilities Design
and Construction project team members to determine the preliminary
cost and feasibility of maintenance and renovation projects.
Provides value engineering and construction auditing services to
Facilities Design and Construction major expansion projects
completed by outside general contractors.
Responsible for hiring, training and supervising estimating and
related staff which may include union personnel. Assume other
activities and responsibilities from time to time as directed.
Minimum ten (10) years of applicable experience estimating for
commercial construction sites typically in excess of $10M.
Bachelor's degree in a field that provides a strong background
in cost estimating, such as engineering, construction management,
OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.
High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED)
License, Certification, Registration
Experience with ground-up builds, seismic retrofits, and/or
tenant improvements on commercial construction projects such as
office buildings, hospitals, etc.
Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership
Public works or federal experience a plus.
Certification through AACE International and/or ASPE
Primary Location : California-Berkeley-Berkeley Construction
Services Scheduled Hours (1-40) : 40 Shift : Day Working Days : Mon
- Fri Working Hours Start : 07:00 AM Working Hours End : 05:00 PM
Job Schedule : Full-time Job Type : Standard Employee Status :
Regular Job Level : Manager with Direct Reports Job Category :
Construction Public Department Name : Berkeley Construction
Services - Rgnl Kp Constr Svs-HO Admin - 7050 Travel : Yes, 10 % of
the Time Employee Group : NUE-PO-01|NUE|Non Union Employee
Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to
a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation,
national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry,
disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information,
other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or
any other protected status. External hires must pass a background
check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or
conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner
consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local
ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los
Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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