Arcadis is seeking a Senior Estimator / Value Engineer with Rail Transportation experience for our Selma, CA office. Successful candidates will have spent at least 10-20 years in cost estimating for transportationinfrastructure projects including rail, light rail and/or subway - including track, switches/controls, traction power, station and tunnel, projects ranging from $100,000 to $20 million in value. Ideal candidates will have knowledge of California area transportation industry, project controls (cost and schedule management) methods for construction, and commissioning & validation, and experience with Metro Transportation, Caltrans light/heavy rail, passenger rail.
Primary Responsibilities and Duties•Ability to independently prepare bottoms-up and top-down cost estimates from plans/drawings and documents from conceptual stage to final design/construction documents
•Analyze subconsultant and contractor cost proposals for reasonableness
•Analyze subconsultant and contractor change proposals for reasonableness
•Independently perform scope, quantity and/or unit cost reconciliations
•Assist the project management staff in the preparation of the project budget
•Assist the project management staff with the management of project scope, budget, and schedule
•Assist with analysis, and report on the project key performance metrics
•Follow appropriate internal control safeguards to ensure consistent reporting of accurate information
Must understand construction means and methods
•10-20 years experience in the Engineering / Construction Cost Estimation field, with an emphasis in cost estimation.
•BS/BA Degree in Engineering, Technology, a related field or equivalent work experience.
•A thorough knowledge of computer applications as it relates to Estimation - Hard Dollar or equivalent, MS Office (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook)
•Experience with use of “RSMeans’ or equivalent, historical productivity and cost data.
•Experience with California rail transportation, including Transportation Authority, Caltrans, Amtrak.
•Experience in cost estimating related to construction
•Ability to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several assignments
•Ability to participate in and facilitate group meetings
•Excellent professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills