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Cost Estimator – Construction Management
Turner & Townsend     Los Angeles, CA 90006
 Posted 29 days    

**Company Description**

From the inception of a project through to completion and beyond, Turner & Townsend help to deliver the outcomes that matter through transformational programs covering the full spectrum of consultancy, project delivery and post-project operations.

With offices located globally, you're never far away from our services. Working from 118 offices in 50 countries, we make the difference to projects across the real estate ( , infrastructure ( and natural resources ( sectors worldwide.

Our team is dynamic, innovative and client-focused, supported by an inclusive and fun company culture. Our clients value our proactive approach, depth of expertise, integrity and the quality we deliver. As a result, our people get to enjoy working on some of the most exciting projects in the world.

**Job Description**

**Turner & Townsend** is seeking a motivated **Cost Estimator** to work with our Los Angeles team. This is a great opportunity to advance your career with a great team, and work with well-known, prestigious clients on a diverse portfolio of construction projects.


+ Provide estimate and cost planning to include producing and presenting the final cost plan.

+ Ability to estimate at conceptual, programming and detailed level.

+ Assist on feasibility studies and writing procurement reports.

+ Perform all aspects of procurement, including managing the pre-qualification stage, produce bid list, bid analysis, produce bid report, and compile contractual documents.

+ Participate effectively with post contract cost variances and the change control processes, where applicable refer major changes to line manager.

+ Manage cost checks and carry out valuations on larger projects, and ensure timely and accurate cost checking, and valuation process.

+ Produce monthly post contract cost reports and present to client.

+ Provide input into value engineering; negotiate and approve final accounts.

+ Maintain liaison with client and other consultants at all projects stages.

+ Identify opportunities to develop new business with existing clients and report such opportunities to appropriate line manager, and utilize marketing database.

+ Identify improvements for cost management procedures, templates, and products, and refer ideas to appropriate line manager.


+ Good technical experience in all cost management areas; pre-contract, post contract and final account.

+ Demonstrate solid presentation, verbal, written, and communication skills.

+ Proficient in Microsoft Office, AutoCad Navisworks, and/or other related computer software.

+ Good organization skills, ability to multi-task, and be a team player.

+ Development of strong relationships with clients and cross-functional team members.

+ Experienced in variety of methods of procurement and forms of contract.

+ Experience with advising clients on value management, value engineering, and life cycle costing.


+ Previous experience as a cost estimator of at least 3 – 5 years with vertical construction.

+ SME on Civil / Structural / Architectural cost estimation

+ College degree in Construction Management, Quantity Surveying, Engineering or a related field with a technical focus.

+ Ability to understand and accurately interpret construction documents (drawings, specifications, contracts/general conditions) at all levels of design.

+ Expert user Bluebeam or CostX or similar industry software.

+ Keen on providing solutions.

+ Solid experience preparing large-scale cost estimates.

+ Proven track record managing large-scale projects at a program level.

**Additional Information**

**The salary range for this full-time role is** **$110K-$140K** **per year. Ranges are determined by role and level and represent a good faith effort to provide a fair and equitable salary. This range is a reflection of base salary only, not of a total compensation package. Please note Turner & Townsend reserves the right to pay more or less than the posted range, depending on candidate’s experience and qualifications.**

**_*On-site presence and requirements may change depending on our client's needs._**

_Our inspired people share our vision and mission. We provide a great place to work, where each person has the opportunity and voice to affect change._

_We want our people to succeed both in work and life. To support this we promote a healthy, productive and flexible working environment that respects work-life balance._

_Turner & Townsend is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community._

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