Education: Bachelor’s degree in a technical or business discipline. Additional experience may substitute for education requirements.
Experience: 5 years’ experience in developing cost estimates, cost alternatives, and cost comparisons for major projects.
Responsibilities Include: Compiling and analyzing data on all factors that can influence costs, such as materials, labor, location, duration of projects, and special equipment requirements.
Knowledge of And Skills in: Principles of accounting/finance to analyze financial information and prepare financial reports.
Examples of Work: Performs take-off estimates of material and labor from bid documents, obtains material pricing from vendors and other sources, attends pre-bid walk through meetings and scope development meetings, participates in the review of bid tabulation and analysis, and works with the project team to identify all components of the project as well as make adjustments and updates in total project cost at different intervals of the project.