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.