Daedalus Projects, Inc. is seeking an experienced Senior Construction Cost Estimator. This is a full-time position located in our Boston office, which is easily accessible via public transportation.
Our Cost Estimating department analyzes drawings, specifications, code requirements, and other related documents in order to efficiently prepare detailed and highly accurate cost estimates. Our clients consist of architectural firms, design engineers, facility and municipality managers, building owners, and project managers. A Senior Cost Estimator at Daedalus will advise our clients at particular milestones during the development of design documents and offer guidance with constructability and bidding documentation. They will report directly to our Director of Cost Estimating and the Firm President, with whom they will collaborate to ensure estimates are accurate and comprehensive.
The ideal candidate should be well versed in code requirements and be able to complete take-offs even with partial information (conceptual/working drawings through complete bid documents). They will be highly proficient in developing value management strategies. This candidate must also have excellent communication and relationship-building skills, and have experience interfacing with customers, vendors, and business partners.
Specific duties include:
Creating detailed cost estimates, including scope definition and exceptions/exclusions for all architectural, structural, civil, and landscaping elements
Verifying estimated construction costs of each project by obtaining current pricing from material vendors and contractors from the project’s geographic region who specialize in the defined building components
Providing regular cost and schedule impact analysis of regional labor force resources and availability that directly affect the client’s budget
Advising clients about the gross burdens (markups and profits of bidding contractors based on current industry knowledge) and overall project risks
Anticipating market conditions at the time of bid
Developing value management/”value engineering” options
Identifying labor and scope risks
Developing and maintaining relationships with current and potential clients that will result in positive long-term recurrent business partnerships
Identifying prospects for new business and developing opportunities in conjunction with the Marketing and Business Development staff
Advising Daedalus’ Project Management Department, which includes promptly providing cost information regarding projects during construction
Reviewing and editing the Cost Estimating team’s product to ensure thoroughness and accuracy of scope, prior to presenting completed product to the Director of Estimating
Providing feedback, mentoring, and training to the Cost Estimating team members regarding their work on projects and professional skills development
Leading meetings and presentations with management, clients, building owners, and other stakeholders
Staying current with industry standards in order to maintain the firm’s competitive advantage
Traveling, both locally and interstate, for client meetings and project site visits
This description is intended to be sufficient to identify the job level and to be illustrative of the duties that may be required. It shall not be interpreted to describe all the duties that may be required to perform.
BASIC KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS:
General construction industry laws, regulations, policies, and practices
State building codes
Cost implications of local and national building codes
Business process and procedures
Public and private construction process and procurement
Value management (“value engineering”) practices
LEED and/or Sustainable Design standards and requirements
Costs, budgets, work breakdown structure, normalization
High level of accuracy in cost estimating, as verified by bid returns
Expert-level ability to read and understand design documents
Quantification utilizing On Center On-Screen Takeoff Software from design documents
Ability to complete quantity takeoffs, even with partial information, for all levels of design (including conceptual)
Analysis and reporting of labor productivity, historical cost data, and life-cycle costs
Estimate reconciliation with independent cost estimators and construction manager’s estimators
Ability to track project cost estimates throughout the design process
Broad experience interfacing with clients, potential clients, vendors, and business partners with excellent communication and relationship-building skills
Effective and clear communication in the presentation of information to and response to questions from clients, management, and colleagues
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:
Job experience consistent with 15+ years of Construction Cost Estimating
Advanced user of Microsoft Office Suite (2014 or later), particularly Microsoft Excel
Proficiency with On Center On-Screen Takeoff Software
Familiarity with AutoDesk software is a plus
LEED certification is a plus
COMPENSATION and BENEFITS:
Salary will be commensurate to experience. Daedalus offers a very competitive benefits package, including 401k, health and dental insurance, paid vacation/personal time, Flexible Spending program, and corporate MBTA program.
Founded in 1989, Daedalus Projects, Inc. provides comprehensive Cost Estimating and Project Management services for public and private clients across the nation. Our Cost Estimating department completes more than 250 estimates annually for all building types, at all phases of design. This includes collaborating with our Project Management department, which has successfully managed more than $1 billion in public and private construction over the last decade. Based in the heart of downtown Boston, we are a small, privately-owned and managed business that prides itself on fostering a collaborative environment. For more information about our company, please visit www.daedalusprojects.com. If you are interested in joining our team, please email email@example.com.
Daedalus Projects, Inc. has been in Boston for over 27 years providing superior cost consulting and owner's project management services.
Our estimating team is highly experienced in providing comprehensive cost estimating for a wide range of project sizes and types in both the public and private industry. We offer full cost estimating services from conceptual design through bid documents as we...ll as construction phase consulting on value management, life-cycle cost analysis and change order pricing verification.