The Ohio State University is looking for a Senior Estimator to join our Technical Services Team. The successful candidate will have significant estimating experience with complex design and construction projects including historical, commercial, healthcare, higher education, site civil, utility, and other related industries. Experience with publicly funded and prevailing wage projects is also desired.
Ability to read and interpret design and construction drawings, specifications, and schedules to conduct take-offs and pricing with a keen eye to existing conditions, site restrictions, construction complexities, phasing, and schedule impacts.
Illustrate a thorough knowledge of CSI MasterFormat and Uniformat assembly cost structures.
Comprehend the effects of the project scale and delivery method on construction costs when involved in estimating tasks.
Demonstrate mature depth understanding of benchmarking and cost modeling.
Shall keep abreast of local labor market conditions, material availability, equipment escalation trends, as well as identifying long lead items and supply chain issues.
Proficient with BIM (primarily Autodesk’s Revit) to assist in quantity take-offs and possible application of auxiliary plugins to leverage information available for more accurate estimating, overall efficiencies, and awareness/tracking of total of cost ownership after occupancy.
Proficient computer use – Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, Sage Estimating, BlueBeam Revu or other computer aided 2D and 3D take-off platforms.
Candidates must have a minimum of 12 years working knowledge of facilities experience, inclusive of architectural, general trades, MEPT, landscape, and site civil construction.
An AACE Certified Estimating Professional (CEP) or Certified Cost Professional (CCP) designation is desired. Education: 4-year degree in architecture, engineering, construction management or related field.
Final candidates are subject to successful completion of a background check. A drug screen, physical, or psychological screening may be required during the post offer process.
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other bases under the law. Applicants are encouraged to complete and submit the Equal Employment Identification form.