University of Houston Construction Estimator in Houston, Texas

Job Description

The Project Estimator is responsible for providing accurate and competitive pricing information for both capital and non-capital construction projects within the University of Houston System.

Estimates preliminary and final construction cost and total project cost for proposed capital projects in planning, both new and renovation project types costing under and over $4M.

Reviews contractor GMPs and contractor estimates for accuracy for the project management team.

Maintains and/or creates database with current and historical regional construction cost for the System.

Collaborates with engineers, architects, clients, and contractors on estimates.

Recommends suggestions to improve project cost effectiveness when needed to maintain project budget.

Works with managers to inform and obtain cost-estimating software to best fit the System.

Establishes cash flow for project duration.

Tracks and documents current construction cost indexes.

Performs other job-related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a Bachelor’s degree from a college or university in an industry-related field. Experience will be considered in lieu of experience.

Requires a minimum of eight (8) years of directly job-related experience in construction estimating.

Knowledge of current cost-estimating software required.

Additional Posting Information

The University of Houston is a Tobacco free campus.

Job Title: Construction Estimator

Job Type: Staff

Posting Number: S004561

Hiring Department: Facilities Planning & Cnstr:H0184

Grade: UHE 112

Hiring Range: Salary will commensurate with experience

Full Time/Part Time: Full-time

App Type Search By: External / Internal

Retirement Program: TRS

Minimum Posting Date: 12/27/2016

Job Open Date: 12/13/2016

Open Until Filled: No