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Construction Cost Estimator

Company: RPO Recruitment
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

An industry-leading client of ours is looking for an experienced Construction Cost Estimator to join their team of professionals. As a cost engineer, you estimate the various costs associated with a project.


  • Deliver standard, consistent and robust cost management frameworks and procedures to projects
  • Develop Project Controls Plan aligned with Planning, Finance Contracting & Procurement processes
  • Field work to document as-built conditions and extent of damage to structures as a result of natural (wind, water, fire, earth movement, etc.) and/or human-induced origins (design and construction errors/omissions). Natural events can include large catastrophes such as regional floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes.
  • Research of historical data and pricing in the development of repair and replacement cost estimates.
  • Identify risk issues, their order of magnitude and proposed solutions to minimize them.
  • Assist in the preparation of work scopes, instructions to bidders, bid forms or solicitation information, as needed.
  • Communicate with clients, and interface with code officials and contractors to address construction issues to develop estimates and prepare reports.
  • Manage multiple project assignments, executing them on time and within budget.
  • Assess potential exposure/construction risk and be able to appropriately analyze cost and reflect these in an estimate.
  • Develop general and special conditions costs.
  • Identify value-engineering alternatives.

    • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture, or a related field
    • 5+ years of experience in Cost Engineering / Project Controls in the construction industry
    • Solid understanding of cost controls, including budgets, commitments and earned data, use of KPIs and analysis of variance
    • Analytical and interpretive skills in preparing comprehensive and accurate construction cost estimates (detailed and conceptual).
    • Certified Professional Estimator (CPE) certification


      RPO is a Specialist Recruitment Agency that focuses on providing candidates and clients with unique recruitment solutions specifically tailored to their needs.

      We focus on helping you reach your personal and professional goals by connecting you to your perfect career path.

      To apply for this role please visit the RPO recruitment website: or connect with one of our consultants: Meghan Groves or Dawn McIntyre on LinkedIn regarding this vacancy. Alternatively email us at the email address below:

Keywords: RPO Recruitment, New Orleans , Construction Cost Estimator, Other , New Orleans, Louisiana

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