In this exciting role, you will perform a variety of cost estimating activities for construction & maintenance projects at the Laboratory and off-campus leased facilities, utilizing knowledge and design skills to provide technical support. You will apply principles, theories and concepts in combination with working knowledge of related fields. You will use Facility Engineering concepts, Lab policies & 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 review and estimate design & construction costs for projects in varying design maturity (from conceptual to definitive), ranging between $1,000 to $100M in size with multidisciplinary scope (architectural, civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing). Cost estimates include design, equipment, labor, materials, and other project support costs with consideration for environmental protection and safety codes. You must be familiar with the estimating CSI Master Format Divisions 1 through 11, 14, and 21 through 33, with increased familiarity of Division 26. You will perform value engineering and change order validation of project activities as required. You will provide support for project scheduling to determine the optimal allocation of specific trade disciplines and total resources required.
What You Will Do:
Prepare construction cost estimates for new and remodel facilities at the Laboratory, provide cost reasonableness change order support to project managers, and provide value engineering services as needed.
Prepare primarily electrical, as well as multi-craft cost estimates, and develop and apply unit rates (cost and job hour) to quantities and perform extensions for total cost estimates.
Utilize estimating models including factored and parametric estimates.
Work with complex cost 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.
Compare estimated costs versus actual costs, providing data used for benchmarking and historical databases, at the close of projects.
Participate in the resolution of complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors. Exercise good judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Work is accomplished without considerable direction. Exert latitude in determining objectives of assignment.
Work on significant and unique issues where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangible and unknown factors.
Perform job site visits during construction to assure the job is being executed as estimated, discuss problem areas as they develop, and offer solutions.
What is Required:
Requires a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Project Management; or 3 years and a Master's degree; or a Ph.D. degree without experience; or equivalent experience and/or construction experience.
Experience collaborating with engineering firms, licensed building contractors, and/or facilities organizations to prepare construction project bids.
Experience providing preconstruction services to clients such as determining the level of practicality of the design, providing constructability review, and generating conceptual estimates.
Familiarity with standard estimating techniques required for estimates, including planning, conceptual, preliminary, and final estimates for new construction and remodeling facilities. The ability to conceptualize and select optimal design approaches during estimating is a key skill for this position.
Skill in preparing estimates manually, and with computer generated spreadsheet applications to develop multi-discipline estimates for civil, architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing work.
Proven ability to effectively communicate (verbally and written) with individuals and groups at all levels of an organization, including senior management staff and external personnel.
Knowledge of computerized estimating spreadsheets and programs, specifically Microsoft Excel and Bluebeam Revu software.
Ability to understand electrical drawings/one-lines/schematics and accurately estimate the associated man-hours and material costs.
Knowledge of applicable construction codes, OSHA requirements, and federal, state, and local regulations pertaining to the environment, health, and safety.
Experience using common publications for labor and material unit pricing within the various CSI Master Format divisions.
Supports the development of new theories and methods. Uses and applies principles, theories, and concepts in accordance with organizational objectives to solve complex problems in creative and effective ways. Some barriers to entry such as technical committee review exist at this level.
Knowledge of finance principles and practices for LBNL burden applications.
Knowledge of LBNL, UC, and DOE policies and procedures, including the Department of Energy G413.3-21A Cost Estimating Guide and GAO Cost Estimating & Assessment Guide.
This is a full-time, career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
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.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at Berkeley Lab. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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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