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PM-Proj and Infrastruct Modern
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86577 Requisition #

Berkeley Lab’s Projects and Infrastructure Modernization Division has an opening for a Cost Estimator. Performs a variety of construction cost estimating activities for construction projects at the Laboratory or for projects constructed in leased facilities utilizing technical knowledge and construction design skills to accomplish technical estimating support work for facilities. Projects include new construction and modifications to existing facilities. Knowledge in principles, theories, and concepts in combination with working knowledge of related fields. You will use Facility Engineering concepts and Lab policies and procedures to solve a wide range of complex problems in imaginative and practical ways where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. You will exercise judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Independently determines and develops approach to solutions. The incumbent will review and estimate design costs for projects that range from conceptual to definitive in accuracy and from $1,000 to $100M in size, and are multi-disciplinary (Architectural, Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing). Cost estimates will include equipment, installation, labor, materials, preparation and other costs with consideration for building and safety codes. You must be well informed in the estimating CSI Divisions 3 through 11, 14, and 21 through 23, 25, 26 and 31 through 33.  You will perform value engineering and change-order validation of activities as required. You will provide support for project scheduling by utilizing the allocation of resources and total resources required.

What You Will Do:

  • Prepare cost estimates, develop and apply unit rates (cost and job hour) to quantities and perform extensions for total cost estimates.

  • Work with estimating models including factored and parametric estimates.

  • Provide more detailed information as required, on definitive cost estimates, to the Project Managers when estimating Project Costs.

  • Prepare, assemble and execute fair and reasonable multi-discipline construction cost estimates for new and remodel facilities at the Laboratory, provide change order support to project managers and provide value engineering services, as needed.

  • Compare estimated costs versus actual costs, providing data used for bench marking and Historical databases, at the close of projects.

  • Perform job site visits during construction to assure the job is being executed as estimated, discuss problem areas as they develop and offer solutions.

  • Follow cost estimating methods and procedures on new assignments.

  • Interact with senior internal and external personnel.

  • Participate in resolution to complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors.  Work is accomplished without considerable direction.

Additional Responsibilities as needed:

  • Knowledgeable in Energy Facilities Contractor’s Group (EFCOG) functions.

  • Knowledge of finance principles and practices for LBNL burden applications.

What Is Required:

  • Typically requires a minimum of 5 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 3 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD without experience; or equivalent experience and/or construction experience.

  • Knowledge as a construction estimator, collaborated with an engineering and construction firm, licensed building contractor and/or a facilities organization with preparing bids for construction projects.

  • Experience providing pre-construction services to clients, such as, determining the level of practicality of design, constructability and by providing conceptual estimates

  • Familiarity with common estimating techniques required for estimates, including planning, conceptual, preliminary, and final estimates for new construction and remodeling facilities.

  • High level of skill in preparing estimates manually and with computer generated spreadsheet applications, multi-discipline estimates for civil, architectural, structural, mechanical, and electrical work.

  • Very good communicator and team member, making contributions to the development of specific technical organization goals and objectives.

  • Very good knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite, with specific knowledge of computerized estimating spreadsheets and programs (Excel).

  • Knowledge of applicable construction codes, OSHA requirements, and federal, state and local regulations

  • Pertaining to the environment, health and safety.

  • Experience with commonly published reference materials for labor unit man-hours used within the various CSI divisions.

  • Supports the development of new theories and methods. Uses applies principles, theories, and concepts.  Uses Facility Engineering concepts in accordance with organizational objectives to solve complex problems in creative and effective ways. Some barriers to entry exist at this level (i.e., department/peer review).

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Certification as a Certified Professional Estimator (CPE) by the American Society of Professional Estimators, Cost Estimating Professional by (AACE) or as a Certified Cost Estimator/Analyst (CCEA) by the Society of Cost Estimating and Analysis.

  • Experience with LBNL, UC and DOE policies and procedures.

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.

Notes:

  • This is a full time career appointment.

  • Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.

  • Salary is commensurate with experience.

  • This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.

  • Work will be primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.

Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world’s most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab’s scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4.  Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."


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