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HNTB Cost Estimating Team Lead in Los Angeles, California

What We're Looking For

At HNTB, you can create a career that is meaningful to you while building communities that matter to all of us. For more than a century, we have been delivering solutions for some of the largest, most complex infrastructure projects across the country. With our historic growth, it is an exciting time to join our team of employee-owners.

Join our rapidly growing firm in Los Angeles. HNTB has roots in Southern California dating back to 1914 with the landmark design of Pasadena’s historic Arroyo Seco Bridge. HNTB in Los Angeles has received many honors in recent years, including Employer of the Year by the Women’s Transportation Seminar, Firm of the Year by the American Council of Engineering Companies, and Best Places to Work in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal. In addition to leading the design of the Sixth Street Viaduct, the K-Line Light Rail corridor, and the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Widening, we are the program and construction manager for the LACMTA I-105 ExpressLanes, the SBCTA I-10 Express Lanes, the OCTA I-405 Express Lanes, and the CHSRA Construction Package 4.

This opportunity entails leading a cost estimating team for assigned project(s) and ensures 4 for 4 – quality work on time, on budget, and to the client’s satisfaction. Closely works with project manager/director, clients, sub-consultants, project stakeholders, and office/district/division leaders to successfully lead all aspects of cost estimating. Serves as a cost estimating resource for the offices and districts. May support the office/division in related areas to ensure successful, profitable project execution and completion. The number of employees directly and indirectly supervised by the Cost Estimating Lead is at least 5, and he is typically responsible for managing project control functions across mega (e.g., up to $500M in construction costs) and/or complex capital projects or programs of projects.

What You'll Do:

  • Establishes and manages the project controls staff assigned to the project, including budget/cost estimating, scheduling, document control and information systems, risk management and claims analysis functions.

  • Creates, edits, and publishes guidelines, manuals, and documents for use by Project staff including the Project Management Plan, Project Controls Manual and Monthly Project Progress Reports.

  • Develops and maintains relevant project controls procedures and work instructions.

  • Supervises the scheduling efforts for the project to include the preparation and analysis of schedule baseline, progress schedules, specialty schedules, schedule analysis and project progress reporting.

  • Assists in or directs the preparation of specialty schedules, project labor forecasts, and cash flows.

  • Supervises the cost efforts of the project to include guidance and oversight of the cost management system, preparation of cost report templates, and issue of monthly Cost and Change Management report deliverables.

  • Analyzes variances in cost and schedule performance and design/construction changes against the baseline estimate and schedule, communicates reasons for variances to relevant management entities. Identifies trends and deviations and recommends corrective courses of action. Recommends solutions or recovery plans for schedule/cost impacts or delays.

  • Manages and maintains the implementation and utilization of project controls systems necessary to support the project including but not limited to; PMCS, doc control, cost and scheduling systems.

  • Develops and maintains a cost estimating capability and supervises the estimating efforts for the project to include developing construction estimates, preparing independent cost estimates, and supporting scenario analysis.

  • Oversees development and maintenance of an automated system that allows for the efficient capturing, storing, retrieval, and reporting of technical and business information including cost and schedule status.

  • Supervises the Document Control efforts of the project including the administration, filing, and archiving of engineering, procurement, and construction documents, reports, deliverables, invoices, and other business policies and procedures.

  • Develops and produces weekly, monthly and special reports in a timely manner for the client and PM staff to monitor progress and status of the project, including input from contractor.

  • Prepares PM for internal and external meetings by providing reports, analysis, and backup documentation to assist in the management of the project and dissemination of information/reports/deliverables to the PM, client, and stakeholders.

  • May be responsible for the recruitment, hiring, development and retention of staff, including development of plan for staff reporting, performance and compensation reviews, and succession for a medium size project controls department or group within an office

What You'll Need:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management or Business and 10 years related experience, or

  • In lieu of education, 14 years related experience

What We Prefer:

  • 7 years Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) or Architecture & Engineering (A&E) project controls experience including two or more of the following: scheduling, cost estimating/budget control, and document control

  • One or more of following AACE certifications: PSP, EVP, CCP, CEP, DRMP

  • Project Controls leadership experience

  • Experience working on mega (e.g., $500M+ in construction costs) and/or highly complex capital projects or program of projects

  • Experience effectively leading medium sized teams and working effectively with other leaders, staff and large clients

  • Project Controls experience in all phases of project lifecycle (e.g., predesign, design, procurement, construction, and post-construction phases)

  • Project Controls experience working as client's PM/CM agent (e.g., providing program management/construction management services), or as part of design-build contractor (or equivalent design and construction experience)

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Los Angeles, CA (Figueroa Street)



The approximate pay range for Los Angeles Metro Area and Orange County, CA is $197,678.89 - $315,772.79. Please note that the pay range provided is a good faith estimate for the position at the time of posting. Actual compensation will be dependent on factors, including but not limited to, the individual’s qualifications, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities as well as physical work location within the state.













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Job Type: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full time

Job Category: Project Controls Group

ReqID: R-20633