Pre - Construction Estimating Manager

8 - 10 years experience  •  Internet Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/19/17
Menlo Park, CA
8 - 10 years experience
Internet Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/19/17


Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities — we're just getting started.


Facebook is seeking a seasoned professional to join our Infrastructure Construction Management Pre-Construction Team as an Estimating Manager. The Estimating Manager must be experienced in in developing complex program, project, and system level budgets based on internal historical costs metrics, industry cost benchmarks, market cost analytics, from personal cost estimating experience, as well as leading and managing CSA and MEP estimators as a part of the Pre-Construction Estimating team. Our data centers are the foundation upon which our software operates with efficient ease. Building and operating data centers the "right" way from the day they go live is synonymous with ensuring capacity availability and capital conservatism.  Architecting, constructing, operating and continually innovating the telecommunications and structured cabling infrastructure within our data centers is fundamental to ensuring high availability, the capacity to meet our extreme growth demands and obtaining the most robust and cost effective online service in the world! The successful candidate will provide a technical perspective along with operational guidance to the pre-construction team throughout the project planning process and will assist the pre-construction team in successfully launching new projects. The responsibilities of this role include managing a team of CSA and MEP Estimators, gathering technical requirements for the project and produce accurate and timely cost estimates and overall budgets. In addition, the Estimating Manager will maintain historical databases of program costs for use in future estimate development and project cost bridging. The role will also provide oversight of outside vendors and internal resources to provide necessary support to produce larger and/or multiple concurrent cost estimates for new projects and/or systems. This position is full-time and located in our Menlo Park offices. However, the project locations will be spread across the United States and the world. Managing stakeholders located across all regions and time zones is a significant challenge and is key to the success of our projects.  

Required Skills:

  1. Develop cost estimates for new build data center projects by working with business stakeholders, both internal and external, to gather technical project information and produce associated detail cost estimates and overall budgets

  2. Communicate clearly and concisely on the status of project cost estimation to all levels

  3. Develop internal processes around cost estimation that leverage internal historical cost metrics as well as resources from external venders

  4. Transition costs from estimates to control budgets based on established Work Breakout Structure coding and steward costs as they transition to the project cost control team

  5. Provide reconciliation analysis between projects and estimate revisions

  6. Build and maintain a cost database which captures historical actuals spent for use in future estimates, project cost bridging, as well as strategic negotiations with external venders

  7. Assist On-site Construction Mangers with detailed cost review of large complex project design or field changes, or as requested

  8. Build internal and/or leverage third party tools to prepare estimates as well as detailed cost for multiple stages of project development

  9. Oversee external estimating vendors and potentially internal resources to produce project estimates and budgets

  10. Considerable domestic and international travel required

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. BA/BS degree in Construction Management, Quantity Surveying, Civil Engineering, or related field degree

  2. 8+ years of experience with technical estimating (Civil, Structural & Architectural, Electrical or Mechanical)

  3. 2+ years of leadership or personnel management experience

  4. Knowledge of Level of Detail (LOD) as it relates to cost estimation, vendor/supplier quotation analysis, and ability to present costs to a diverse audience

  5. Analytical and results focused

  6. Experienced in communicating and presenting cost estimates to a diverse group of stakeholders and at all levels of the organization

  7. Understanding of cost estimation of mechanical and electrical systems

  8. Experienced with MS Project, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  9. Willing to travel about 25-30% of time as needed

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Prior construction estimating experience in data centers, high technology or related sector

Industry: Internet

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