Vanir Construction Management, Inc.

  • 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 Public Sector.


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Prepare estimates from conceptual or pre-design based on scope and building type.
    • Perform special studies and prepare reports when contractors’ bids vary from the agreed construction cost estimate
    • Conduct construction/project site visits gathering relevant information and determine what information to be used to produce project estimates
    • Evaluate pricing documents, historical and vendor cost data for the development of cost estimates and price recommendations
    • Evaluate quotes, bids, change orders, value engineering reports, and claims for accuracy and completeness of states costs
    • Compile and analyze data on all factors that influence costs such as material, labor, equipment and profit
    • Prepare technical evaluations, cost estimating draft report, memos and letters and present recommendation to management
    • Mediate and negotiate consensus solutions
    • Perform other related estimating duties as assigned

    Minimum Required Qualifications

    • 10 years minimum recent professional experience in the preparation of complete cost estimates for type I, II, or III, and V building construction as defined by the State building code including two years in a supervisory capacity
    • Expert in JOC (Job Order Contracting) form of contracting
    • Full knowledge of construction methods for buildings and structures
    • Full knowledge of current local construction labor and material costs
    • Extensive experience in developing and estimating the scope of work for change orders
    • Ability to compare cost estimates with contractors’ proposal to quickly identify discrepancies
    • Ability to develop scope of work based on RFI/RFC answers and estimates the detailed costs of those scopes of work independent of the contractor proposal.
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, Business, or related field
    • Expert in usage of e-Gordian Database for JOC (Job Order Contracting) estimating
    • Knowledge and use of Trimble Winest
    • Knowledge and use of Means Cost Estimating online system

    How to Apply

    If you're interested in working for Vanir Construction Management, Inc., please visit our website to learn more and to apply online at


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    Persons with medical limitations may, with reasonable accommodations, be capable of performing the duties of this position. Such a determination must be made on an individual basis considering the person's limitations, the requirements of the position, and the company's ability to make reasonable accommodations to the person's limitations.


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