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Chief Estimator - Baldwin Park, CA

Location: Baldwin Park, CA Job Number: 672017 Date posted: 02/21/2018
Description: 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:
  • First level supervisory position which includes responsibility for technical direction over a group of Estimating Engineers, and/or performs as a technical specialist formulating and developing advanced estimating engineering concepts. Responsible for a full range of professional estimating/cost engineering and project control duties of diverse and complex scope.
  • Coordinates the performance of pricing structure development and application to takeoffs, derived quantities, quantity assumption, and cost allowances within a discipline or other specialty.
  • Develops and prepares conceptual construction cost and budget estimates for all phases of construction. Includes development of unit hour/pricing data (and data analysis) estimating material cost, man-hours and revisions to existing buildings' mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.
  • Completes budget estimates for construction documents that are 75% completed. Includes material cost, man-hours and subcontracted services.
  • Evaluates 100% construction documents to ensure the design is free of errors and omissions for subcontract bidding.
  • Performs itemized blueprint take-off for general conditions and items in CSI Divisions 2 through 16.
  • Analyzes scope of construction and prepares preliminary construction schedules in consultation with construction operations. Resolves any conflict with construction design and/or construction scheduling with appropriate personnel.
  • Obtains and verifies construction quotations for facilitation of construction projects, change order documents, addenda and contract change authorizations. Evaluates subcontract drawings and material submittals for conformance with contract documents and regulatory agencies. Obtains and verifies subcontract questions for construction projects and ensures compliance with construction documents.
  • Provides professional guidance and support to Facilities Design and Construction project team members to determine the preliminary cost and feasibility of maintenance and renovation projects.
  • Provides value engineering and construction auditing services to Facilities Design and Construction major expansion projects completed by outside general contractors.
  • Responsible for hiring, training and supervising estimating and related staff which may include union personnel. Assume other activities and responsibilities from time to time as directed.

  • Basic Qualifications:
    Experience
  • Minimum ten (10) years of applicable experience estimating for commercial construction sites typically in excess of $10M.
    Education
  • Bachelor's degree in a field that provides a strong background in cost estimating, such as engineering, construction management, OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.
  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
    License, Certification, Registration
  • N/A.


    Additional Requirements:
  • Experience with ground-up builds, seismic retrofits, and/or tenant improvements on commercial construction projects such as office buildings, hospitals, etc.
  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Public works or federal experience a plus.
  • Certification through AACE International and/or ASPE preferred.
    Primary Location: California,Baldwin Park,Baldwin Park Hospital 1011 Baldwin Park Blvd. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Manager with Direct Reports Job Category: Construction Department: NFS Service Delivery Travel: Yes, 50 % 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.
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    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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