Seattle, WA – The Seattle Section of AACE International (Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering) the Authority for Total Cost Management, announces the opening of the 2023 Scholarship Award Program for undergraduate and graduate students.

Three (3) Scholarship Awards will be given at $1,000 each.

✔ A membership to the AACEI Seattle Section will also be awarded with each scholarship

Applications due 11:59 PM on June 5th, 2023.

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Cost Estimator – Aviation Project Controls

Location: Seattle Tacoma International Airport

Organization: Project Controls

Employee Status: Regular

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Expires: Jun 7, 2022, 1:59:00 AM

Minimum Salary: 100,589.00

Midpoint Salary: 125,715.00 

Some of what you’ll be doing:

 In this role, you will prepare and develop cost estimates ranging in accuracy from Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) to detailed construction estimates, working with a variety of internal departments.

  • You will prepare ROM or conceptual estimates utilizing parametric estimating methods or developing cost models as a basis.
  • You will evaluate drawings, specifications, site surveys, existing estimates, site conditions and other available materials and determine the project cost estimate.
  • You will price labor using productivity and labor rates, adjusting rates to reflect complexity or conditions of a project.  You will review and estimate general conditions and supplementary conditions.
  • You will be familiar with alternative delivery methods, such as design-build, General Contractor/Construction Manager (GCCM), and job order contracts (JOC).
  • You will estimate material and equipment costs to a level of detail matching the design documents and prepare change order estimates that may include reviewing construction documents for scope and merit.
  • You will identify risks and evaluate the design to determine the appropriate amount of contingencies.
  • You will determine all other costs, beyond probable construction cost, i.e. owner furnished material, maintenance, etc., to develop an overall project budget.
  • You will assist project managers in quantifying project scope by identifying data gaps, as well as identifying and reviewing soft costs.
  • You will review design and construct drawings and specifications for constructability or detail inconsistencies to reduce potential future change orders.
Who you are:

 Two years of experience may be substituted for one year of education:

  • Experienced – You have ten (10) years of estimating projects while working for a contractor, government agency, or design firm.  Experience in architectural, structural, and civil, and/or mechanical and electrical estimating.
  • Educated – You possess a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Architecture, Engineering, or related field.
  • Desired – We hope you have eleven (11) or more years estimating for a general contractor performing preconstruction services and bidding projects or working on aviation projects. Additionally, we hope you possess a Master’s degree in Construction Management, Architecture, Engineering, or related field.
  • Committed to Equity – You will apply equity and exemplify shared values, behaviors, and practices in all aspects of the work.  At the Port of Seattle, equity is a daily responsibility and a foundational expectation for all Port employees.
  • Knowledgeable – You have in-depth knowledge of construction means, materials, and methods with a strong fundamental understanding of sound engineering principles, and are well-versed with estimating concepts and procedures, organizing preliminary construction information, project specifications, performance specifying and cost estimation using Uniformat and Masterformat.
  • Strong Communicator – You have strong communication skills and can articulate complex technical processes, scope, and costs into coherent concise reports and presentations.
  • Collaborator – You can coordinate with internal departments on solicitation and quotations for labor, materials, and equipment needed to meet project specifications and budget requirements. In addition, you are comfortable interfacing with project stakeholders to provide data regarding project feasibility.
  • Experienced – You are proficient in reading and interpreting construction  drawings to accurately calculate quantities to determine project costs and provide conceptual and detailed estimates. In addition, you can organize estimates in alternate formats for planning or decision making.
What else you need to know: 

  • Work Schedule – Your normal work schedule will be Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (40 hours per week). Slightly more flexible start and end times are available in this role.
  • Work Environment – You will work remotely, with the option to work in an office environment if desired.
  • Washington State Residency Requirement – Employees must establish a residence in Washington state within 30 days of their first day of employment and must maintain a residence in Washington State during their employment with the Port of Seattle. If a position is eligible to telework, work performed while teleworking must be performed in Washington State.
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement – Effective, November 15, 2021, the Port of Seattle will require that at the time of hire, and as a condition of employment, the successful candidate will be able to provide proof of their full COVID-19 vaccination status, as part of the hiring process. This is a condition of employment for all positions at the Port of Seattle. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine.  Prior to employment, candidates may make requests for a reasonable accommodation based on a medical disability or for sincerely held religious beliefs. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.
  • Security Requirements – As the successful candidate, you must pass a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) background check as well as a criminal history background check with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Your employment will be contingent upon obtaining a Port of Seattle ID badge upon clearance.
Why you’ll love it here: 

  • Healthcare – Medical, Dental and Vision Care with options that work for you and your family.
  • Paid Vacation – Just about four weeks per year that increases with tenure to rest and rejuvenate.
  • Holidays – More than ten days per year to celebrate with family and friends away from work.
  • Pension/Retirement Plans – A pension and additional savings plans to prepare for your future after the Port.
  • Getting to Work – From subsidized parking and a low-cost public transit card to alternative work arrangements giving you an opportunity to work from home.
  • Parental Leave – Six weeks of paid leave to spend with new additions to your immediate family.
  • Development – From tuition reimbursement, training, stretch assignments and internal internships, we support a learning culture.
  • Diversity – We foster opportunities for employees to contribute to our communities and business success in a way that celebrates a fully inclusive and engaged work environment.
  • Work-Life Balance – We provide the resources to help you create habits to be healthy and balanced.
  • Mission Driven – We are focused together in promoting economic opportunities and quality of life in the region by advancing trade, travel, commerce and job creation in an equitable, accountable and environmentally responsible manner.
Why the Port of Seattle: Every role at the Port of Seattle is vital to our thriving community. We are a leader in moving people and cargo across the country and around the world. With facilities and property ranging in scope from a half-acre park to one of the largest airports and container terminals on the West Coast, we maximize the public assets in our portfolio with an eye toward best uses and environmental sustainability. Find out more here.


Sound Transit – Project Control Manager

Sound Transit is transforming the region, with system expansion projects taking place through 2040, we will more than quadruple the current service area. The Project Control Manager will be responsible for the Central Corridor projects. The ideal candidate will have proven experience developing and implementing program management systems and processes as well as reporting for multi-billion dollar complex capital projects; strong leadership skills with proven ability to provide independent evaluation of project performance that enables prompt and proactive management decision making; advance level experience in all facets of project control functions (cost, scheduling, estimating, risk management, and change management, etc.). CCP certification from AACE International is preferred.

Under general direction of the Director, Project Control Delivery and Reporting, manages, supervises and coordinates the activities of professional project control staff in performing a full range of program management and control functions for a major corridor with projects of various scope, size, complexity; manages the development and implementation of integrated program management and control (cost and scheduling) tools, techniques, and methods for establishing, measuring, monitoring, controlling, and reporting progress and performance of capital projects; serves as technical advisor to assigned executive project director related to project controls systems and procedures to achieve on-time and on-budget goals.


Employment Opportunities & Mentoring

Scheduler – Flatiron


Develop, monitor and manage multiple schedules for medium to large construction projects.

What you will be doing

  • Develops and manages conceptual (RFP), bidding (preconstruction) and final project schedules from preliminary and ongoing project information for estimating, preconstruction, and operations departments use.
  • Attends job site meetings, work and meet with stakeholders, and contact and visit job sites in order to develop the project schedule.
  • Develops standard and custom graphs and charts for site personnel to manage the project.
  • Builds and maintains a database of activity groups with as-built information for future use and reference.
  • Prepares Time Impact Analysis for identified risks to schedule and budget.
  • Perform additional assignments per management’s direction.
  • Provides support and guidance to ensure the baseline schedule submission is timely, complete, accurate, and in compliance with standard company procedures and the contract.
  • Assists jobs as needed with schedule maintenance and change order management.
  • Participates in financial and legal project reviews as necessary to evaluate and mitigate any schedule risk in accordance with standard company procedures.
  • Builds owner activities, project close-out activities, and activities from Technical Services and Safety Departments into all project schedules.
  • Develops documentation for claims – assist operations personnel in identifying situations where a claim is likely and take early steps to prevent these claims and/or defend the company and, as appropriate the owner, from these claims.
  • Participates in meetings regarding project delay issues and suggest alternative means and methods of scheduling in order to recover the project’s progress as appropriate.
  • Prepares monthly schedule status report for project management and the Scheduling Manager.
  • Maintains knowledge of Company values and strategic plan.

What we are looking for

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Science, Construction Management, Construction Engineering, or Civil Engineering preferred
  • 7+ years of heavy civil construction scheduler experience.
  • Ability to interface and effectively communicate with others.
  • Advanced knowledge of Primavera P6.
  • Proven skill and ability to identify and mitigate scheduling issues for simple and complex construction projects.
  • Proficient with the generation and maintenance of cost and resource loaded schedules.
  • Ability to self-prioritize and self-start projects and task work.
  • Ability to effectively multi-task similar activities in a fast paced, time sensitive environment.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Advanced verbal, written and presentation communication skills.
  • Must be fully vaccinated or be willing to become fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious accommodation by date of hire to be considered.

Why work for us

Some of the benefits you may be eligible for as an employee are:

  • Comprehensive compensation package and paid time off program
  • Industry leading 401(k)/RRSP
  • Medical/Extended Health Care, Dental, Vison and/or Provincial Medical
  • Wellness benefits & Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program


The potential candidates can contact gpang@flatironcorp.com if they have any questions