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Chief Estimator

Company: Yale University
Location: New Haven
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Associate VP - Facilities & Campus Development78599BRUniversity Job TitleBargaining UnitNone - Not included in the union (Yale Union Group)Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)Searchable Job FamilyFacilitiesTotal # of hours to be worked:40Position Focus:The Chief Estimator will work directly with the Campus Development and Construction teams to develop budgets for multi-year capital plans and ensure capital projects are delivered within approved budgets. Demonstrates an understanding of degrees of uncertainty that applies to estimates as they are developed throughout the project life cycle and uses this knowledge to identify assumptions and risks to develop contingency proposals for the project. Manages the preparation of detailed budget estimates (i.e. conceptual, schematic, design development, and construction documents). This includes supporting the preparation and analysis of cost models for the various phases of project design and completion.1. Demonstrates an understanding of degrees of uncertainty that applies to estimates as they are developed throughout the project life cycle. Uses this knowledge to identify assumptions and risks to develop contingency proposals for the project. 2. Ensures a suitable number of relevant experts are used to prepare estimates and that the resulting ranges of estimates are used to prepare an overall estimate, together with optimistic and pessimistic targets for each task. 3. Provides life cycle costing for various estimating components. 4. Ensures a robust auditing process is applied and maintained. 5. Selects and implements estimating database systems. 6. Develops and promotes estimating good practices. 7. Integrates estimating data into Cost and Schedule management processes and tools. 8. Manages cost control process by reviewing monthly payment application assessments prepared by junior team members, liaising with project managers to recommend contractor entitlements. 9. Uses dispute prevention/management/resolution procedures to manage payment requisitions, change orders, and contractual disputes. 10. Holds post-contract reviews with internal team to establish a lesson learned document and apply lessons. Conducts financial closeout with the accounting team, and procurement closeout with Project Managers.Required Education and ExperienceBachelor's Degree in related field and a minimum of ten years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.Required Skill/Ability 1:Proven demonstrated ability with the construction market. Able to produce detailed estimates in a timely and efficient manner, based on Bills of Quantities/take-off and Activity Based costs. Ability to clearly document report and communicate estimate information to all project stakeholders. Proven experience using estimating database supported software.Required Skill/Ability 2:Deals effectively with potential obstacles and exhibits the flexibility to adapt to whatever a situation calls for. Work is completed within designated timeframes. Takes proper action when time frames cannot be met to assure the work of others is not compromised.Required Skill/Ability 3:Ability to not only understand and utilize innate talents, but to also effectively leverage the natural strengths of the team to accomplish the mission. Treats others openly, with respect and recognizes their value.Required Skill/Ability 4:Effectively communicates at all organizational levels. Helps others succeed by consistently providing feedback to others in a constructive manner. Has a positive attitude which motivates team members and other stake holders. Displays a sense of pride, enthusiasm, optimism, and deep dedication for work.Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:Preferred: BA in Quantity Surveying, Construction Management, Engineering, or related field. Fifteen plus years in construction estimating.Preferred Licenses or Certifications:Professional Estimator certification with American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE) or Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) or Cost Professional certification with Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE).Drug ScreenNoHealth ScreeningNoAll candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. For additional information on the background check requirements and process visit "Learn about background checks" under the Applicant Support Resources section of Careers on the It's Your Yale website.Thank you for your interest in employment at Yale University. Please also note that the university has a COVID-19 vaccination and booster requirement for all students, staff & faculty which is described in the COVID-19 Vaccine Program. As you search our open positions, you will see that all postings list their on-site addresses which gives more detail on the on-campus work location of the role.Posting DisclaimerThe intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments. EEO Statement:University policy is committed to affirmative action under law in employment of women, minority group members, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans. Additionally, in accordance with Yale's Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment, and as delineated by federal and Connecticut law, Yale does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment against any individual on account of that individual's sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, disability, status as a special disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam era or other covered veteran.Inquiries concerning Yale's Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment may be referred to the Office of Institutional Equity and Accessibility (OIEA).
W.L. Harkness Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 303
100 Wall Street, New Haven CT 06511
203-432-0849 Note Yale University is a tobacco-free campus

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