Cost Estimator

Loyal Source

Purpose and Scope

Provide Construction Cost Estimating support on a variety of engineering assignments associated with industrial base operations and maintenance of facilities infrastructure. The Cost Estimator is responsible for developing conceptual, ROM (Rough Order of Magnitude), and final estimates for facility modification and new construction projects with varying size and scope at the Kennedy Space Center and Canaveral Space Force Station. Cost estimates are prepared within the guidelines of the performance work statement and the CSI Master Format.

Job Duties and Essential Responsibilities

  • Perform Construction Cost Estimating activities in support of industrial base operations and maintenance of facilities infrastructure.
  • Ability to complete full quantity take-offs to support accurate estimates for all disciplines in industrial projects including, but not limited to civil and site work, structural, concrete, envelope, finishes, mechanical, and electrical.
  • A complete understanding of the interrelationship of the cost of labor, material, equipment, and productivity in the unit costs used at each level of an estimate is expected.
  • Provide solid critical-thinking, analytical and communication skills in support of Project objectives.
  • Maintain close attention to detail and manage time and meet aggressive deadlines.
  • Exhibit proficiency in utilization of RS Means Estimating software. Ensure assigned projects are completed on time, and within approved scope and budget.
  • Establish and maintain a filing system or databases as needed for tracking project status.
  • Develop, maintain, and produce documentation in support ROM and Task Plan efforts.
  • Interface with customers to comply with scope and schedule requirements.
  • Perform all other position related duties as assigned or requested.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Associate’s degree in related field and five (5) years of construction estimating job-related experience or equivalent.
  • Experience in HVAC and Fire Protection construction preferred.
  • Good communications and analytical skills.
  • Proficient working knowledge of RS Means or similar Construction Cost Estimating software.
  • Demonstrable experience in ability to navigate through all sections of cost estimating software.
  • Working knowledge in MS Office Suite. Demonstrated experience in meeting schedule deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Construction Field Experience.
  • A demonstrable knowledge with MS Excel, Word, Project, and Powerpoint.
  • May require the ability to pass and maintain a Security Clearance.
  • Working knowledge with Maximo.

Other Requirements:

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain required clearances/badges as required by program and position.
  • Must have the ability to communicate in English, both verbal and written in an effective manner.
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Work Environment, Physical Demands, and Mental Demands:

This position involves work typical of an office environment with no unusual hazards; occasional lifting to 20 pounds; constant sitting with use of computer terminal; constant use of sight abilities while reviewing documents; constant use of speech/hearing abilities for communication; constant mental alertness; must possess planning/organizing skills and must be able to work under deadlines. Field work will consist primarily of site walk downs in support of design projects and system trouble shooting Site hazard training and Personal Protective Equipment are provided.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Safety – We enforce a safety culture whereby all employees have the responsibility for continuously developing and maintaining a safe work environment. As appropriate, each employee is responsible for completing all training requirements and fulfilling all self-aid/buddy aid responsibilities, participating in emergency response tasks and serving on safety committees and teams.
  • Quality – Quality is the foundation for the management of our business and the keystone to our goal of customer satisfaction. It is our policy to consistently provide services that meet customer expectations. Accordingly, each employee must conform to the company Quality Policy and carry out job activities in compliance with applicable company Quality System documents and customer contracts. Each employee must read and understand his/her Quality Management and Customer Satisfaction responsibilities.
  • Procedure Compliance – Each employee must read, understand and implement the general and specific operational, safety, quality and environmental requirements of all plans, procedures and policies pertaining to their job.

Loyal Source is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

This contractor and subcontractor abides by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a)60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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