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CRE Director Cost Engineering

Location: Oakland, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 800432 Date posted: 06/18/2019

Establishes standards and 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.

Essential Functions:

- Develops, directs and manages KP-wide construction cost engineering, project controls, scheduling and estimating services, methods and systems to support the annual capital budget including construction of new hospitals and medical office buildings and/or modifications to existing KP facilities.

- Monitors quality and timelines of project cost activities such as field estimating, productivity analysis and budget forecasting and provides necessary senior management reports.

- Ensures consistent use of KP estimating and cost engineering standards and procedures by developing and tracking processes and training.

- Identifies industry cost engineering methodology trends and best practices, adapting and implementing for KP as appropriate.

- Directs the development and maintenance of cost model and cost model parametics related to cost engineering.

- Coordinates scope and integration of services with Contracts and with team leadership (Executive Directors, Team Managers and Project Directors).

- Directly supervises all California Cost Engineering and Estimating personnel. 

- Manages selection of third party consulting for peer reviews, estimating and pre-construction services. 

- Assume other activities and responsibilities from time to time as directed.


Basic Qualifications:


- Minimum fifteen (15) years of total experience in cost engineering and/or design and construction.

- Minimum three (3) years of experience in a management role overseeing related activities.


- Bachelor's degree in a relevant engineering discipline (e.g. electrical, civil, mechanical, structural, etc.), architecture or construction management.

License, Certification, Registration

- N/A.



Additional Requirements:

- Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.


Preferred Qualifications:

- Minimum five (5) years in healthcare preferred.

- Master's degree preferred.

- Certification through AACE International and/or ASPE required preferred.


Primary Location: California,Oakland,1800 Harrison 1800 Harrison Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 4:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Director/Senior Director Job Category: Construction Department: National Facilities Services Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time 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.

About Construction Careers


A leader in care since 1945, Kaiser Permanente has accrued a wealth of knowledge about building better hospitals, and we've also accumulated one of the largest real estate portfolios in the country. When you join our team, you build upon our experience and grow your own. With remarkable tools and resources at your fingertips — including massive online data systems that store everything from blueprints and templates to building codes and models — you'll make informed and accurate decisions right down to the last detail.

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