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HNTB Construction Estimator II 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 being under general supervision, preparing preliminary cost estimates for more complex projects. Accurately projecting the cost of upcoming projects and provides information by developing the cost estimate that builds up the estimated cost of a defined scope of work at any stage of project definition. Responsible for conceptual, definitive, man-hour, and equipment factored total installed cost estimates. Duties may also include preparing economic cost studies, cash flows, and contingency analyses.

What You’ll Do:

  • Analyzes bid and design documents to perform detailed quantity takeoffs to support labor, equipment, and material cost development.

  • Performs detailed cost estimates by means of operational analysis utilizing past work experience and reputable industry publications for productivity assignment and overall cost development. Develops / builds the direct and indirect estimates in estimating software with guidance. Prepares detailed breakdown of components and elements of estimates.

  • Revises estimates and reports to management accordingly.

  • Provides support in price negotiations. Obtains cost information for materials, equipment, and services.

  • Performs related cost estimating and budgeting functions. Performs conceptual estimating.

  • Collaborates with scheduling team to develop productivity-based cost estimates and to ensure alignment of estimates to construction schedules.

  • Reviews contractual documents and contract modifications to determine scope of work, changes to scope, and cost estimates of scope changes.

  • Assists in preparation of independent cost estimates for submitted change order proposals.

  • Supports the review of estimates and proposals developed by third parties, including consultants’ estimates and contractors’ proposals.

What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management or related degree and 3 years relevant experience, or

  • In lieu of education, 7 years relevant experience with the development of cost estimates

What We Prefer:

  • Experience preparing cost estimates on behalf of general contractor using commercially available estimating software

Additional Information

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Los Angeles, CA (Figueroa Street)



The approximate pay range for California is $84,749.21 - $150,632.34. 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-17027