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HNTB Estimating Lead in Washington, District Of Columbia

What We're Looking For

Want to make a difference on the daily life of thousands of people? Want to play a key role in the successful modernization of public transit and passenger rail services? Want to have a lasting impact on the Washington DC region? Want to improve public sector project delivery?

HNTB is seeking a transit-minded Estimating Lead to support the capital program of its client located in the Washington, DC area. With $25 billion in capital needs and $1.5b in annual dedicated capital funding, HNTB plays a significant role in making our client’s capital dollars go farther and faster through comprehensive and coordinated project delivery strategies. We seek a self-starter, interested in challenges and enjoys working in a fast paced environment that will provide the career opportunities to the right candidate.

Working concurrently with both HNTB teammates and the client at all levels within their organization, and you will be a key member of the HNTB team leading the successful delivery of new and rehabilitated capital projects and operational assets.

In this role, you will coordinate with the client organization to assist them in transforming their design, project management and construction management needs (via on-call Task Orders) from ideas into viable projects contracted out to third-party engineering and consultant firms. Task Orders typically cover disciplines that include transit operations, facility and civil improvements, new systems, and professional staff augmentation assignments.

You will be responsible for leading the independent development of cost estimates, reviewing consultant price proposals and participating in negotiations as an Owner’s agent to assist in negotiations of price proposals from consultants for new and ongoing projects.

Other duties include:

  • Closely work with client staff and participate in client internal meetings

  • Participate in work planning sessions to help development estimates

  • Prepare independent estimates for professional services contracts related to Design Management and PM/CM Services

  • Document all assumptions and basis of estimates for potential use in negotiations

  • Maintain current information for updating databases and reporting on trends

  • Utilize appropriate software programs to calculate, record and track estimates

  • Conduct reviews and analysis of price proposals submitted for professional services contracts including Design, GEC and PM/CM scopes.

  • Review and analyze price proposals for conformance to project specifications / requirements. Discuss and resolve any questions with consultants.

  • Prepare change order cost estimates for authorized client representatives to establish negotiating position

  • Participate in price negotiations with consultants as a representative of the Owner

  • Attend client meetings, answer questions and resolve issues regarding pricing and estimates. Ensure client satisfaction.

  • Conduct special studies to develop and establish standard hour and related cost data or effect cost reductions. Consult with clients, vendors, or other individuals to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues. Obtain support and commitment to the cost estimates.

  • Provide improvement recommendations to cost estimating procedures to reduce future discrepancies between estimated and actual costs. Identify cost trends to assist management in cost reduction and process improvement efforts.

  • Maintain current knowledge of industry trends, estimating/analytical techniques.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate is action-oriented with strong complex-problem solving skills, and able to easily toggle between multiple estimating projects. He or she will be expected to build upon demonstrated previous experience in roles requiring meticulous organization, timely correspondence, skillful communications, and the ability to juggle competing priorities in order to assure obstacles in the way of the development of cost estimates for Task Orders are resolved.

Preferred qualifications for consideration:

  • 15 years development of cost estimates including Professional Services

  • Microsoft Office, with an emphasis on Excel and SharePoint.

  • Experience in consulting Professional Services contracts, federal regulations and the Brooks Act

  • Confidence in speaking with management about work being accomplished, responding to questions, and explaining challenges that require attention.

  • Ability to oversee a database or “warehouse” of estimation data recorded and tracked from each job.

  • Strong and proven analytical skills.

  • Excellent oral skills.

Qualifications that will be highly valued (but not required):

  • Advanced mastery of Excel

  • Knowledge of design processes

  • Experience working with a transit organization

What You'll Need

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Creates complex cost models for cost estimating elements. Prepares claims analysis and estimates.

  • Works on multiple estimating projects as a project leader or project advisor within functional teams.

  • Develops and maintains Enterprise level estimating processes and procedures for use from project to project.

  • Provides guidance and oversight of the use of estimating software, including related protocols and standards.

  • Accumulates, evaluates, and documents historical cost data and construction procedures and methods in order to maintain current estimating standards and databases.

  • Oversees a database or “warehouse” of estimation data recorded and tracked from each job.

  • Participates in client presentations as required.

  • May serve as Lead function to less experienced employees.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management or Business

  • 10 years related experience

  • In lieu of education, 14 years development of cost estimates in facilities construction experience

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

About Us

For more than a century, HNTB has helped deliver infrastructure solutions that best meet the unique needs of our clients. With client relationships spanning decades, we understand infrastructure life cycles and have the perspective to solve technical challenges with clarity and imagination. We are far more than a design firm. We see and help address far-reaching issues of financing, legislation, design, construction, community outreach and ongoing operations. As employee-owners committed to the highest levels of performance, we enable clients to achieve their goals and inspiring visions.

Just like we are committed to delivering for our clients, HNTB is also committed to delivering for you by offering benefits to protect the health of you and your family, help you balance family and career, and build your savings for retirement. Learn more at https://www.myhntbtotalrewards.com/en/public/

HNTB Corporation is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran.

The HNTB Companies are an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, citizenship status, or other status protected by law. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we will hire only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States (if the position is or will be one which is subject to U.S. law). We will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individual with a disability where appropriate.

Work Authorization

Applicants for U.S. based positions with HNTB Corporation must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is typically not available for entry level positions.

EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans

If you need more information or special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact 816-527-2600 or ReasonableAccommodations@HNTB.com

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