Senior Estimator

Job Locations US-CA-Los Angeles
Job ID
Technical Services: Estimating, Project Controls, Plan Review

About Vanir


Vanir Construction Management, Inc. has been exceeding client expectations for 35 years. Our progressive growth and quality of service has led Vanir to become consistently ranked among the top construction management firms in the nation by Engineering News-Record. As we continue growing into new areas and markets, our focus is to maintain a team of creative, ambitious, and visionary individuals.


Job Description



Responsible for estimates from design, value engineering, preconstruction and construction stages. Administers estimates for schedules, logistics, resources, procurement, primary/alternative and comparative means, methods and materials. Reviews, collaborates and prepares for estimate services in support of organization and project specific activities to ensure they are meeting time, budget, schedule, cost, and project performance. This position will provide estimating services for the Education Sector.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the accuracy, integrity and completion of estimates at a variety of phases to include but not be limited to design, conceptual, preconstruction, procurement and during construction
  • Reviews drawings, prints, specifications, contracts, RFPs/RFQs and all other construction documents for estimate related activities. Provided responses to estimate needs as required
  • Participates in the preparation of construction schedules, requests for information, project utilization plans, and general conditions and specifications
  • Utilizes and administers to a variety of estimating means to include current market pricing, regionally specific pricing, labor usage and analysis and other pertinent financial and performance impacts to the estimate activities
  • Obtain, maintain, and manage data, information, communications, and approvals required by project and company requirements between owner, architects, engineers, contractors/subcontractors, or other project related entities
  • Coordinate, direct and monitor activities of contractors/subcontractors, engineers, architects and related performing entities to the specifications or conditions of the estimate
  • Assist with, analyze and evaluate proposals from contractors, subcontractors and other entities
  • Participate in project meetings to include documentation, administration, and tracking of relevant information and statuses
  • Ensure contractor, architect, engineer, and provider contractual requirements on areas estimates, cost specifications and valuations
  • Support business development activities for pursuits, proposals, submittals and resources for cost and performance

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture, or equivalent technical area of study is required
  • 7 or more years of experience in Estimation of construction project costs is required
  • Experience with Change Order Estimation is required
  • Experience in the k-14 education sector of construction is required
  • Knowledge of R.S. Means or Saylor Estimating publications is preferred
  • Understanding of contracts, documents, drawings, and specifications is preferred
  • Strong familiarity with the Microsoft Office Suite and cost and project related systems such as Prolog and Primavera is preferred



How to Apply


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