Senior Estimator – Heavy Bid Construction -Transit/Tunnel

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Job Description

AECOM is seeking a Senior Estimator – Heavy Bid Construction -Transit/Tunnel to be based in Los Angeles, California.

Duties include but are not limited to:

Prepare cost estimates, using bottom-up, parametric and analogy methods.
Prepare bases of estimate.
Recommend measurement and payment units.
Compile historical material, labor, and vendor cost data.
Conduct construction site visits to gather information to be used in preparing cost estimates and reviewing payment applications.
Analyze costs of alternative designs and construction methods
Perform cost analysis of contractor’s cost proposal.
Evaluate change orders, value engineering reports, and claims.
Support contract negotiations and change negotiations.
Prepare reports, memos, and letters and presentations.

Ideal Candidate will have:

Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of
Principles and practices of project cost estimating through all phases of the project life cycle.
Underground construction methods, production rates, and contracting types.
Reading and interpretation of construction plans and specifications
Principles and practices of construction services and materials procurement.
Estimating software and tools
Statistical analysis methods.
Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.
Principles of business letter writing and report preparation.



BA/BS + 10 Years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education, including 2 years of leadership

Desired Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in construction management, engineering, business, or a related field
12 years of progressive experience in preparing heavy bid cost estimates for underground projects, with at least 2 large or complex projects of greater than $500 million.
Certification in estimating from American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE), Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE), or International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association (ICEAA)
Professional Engineer (PE) license
Experience in all major underground construction techniques, including tunnel boring machine (TBM) tunneling, sequential excavation method (SEM) tunneling, drill and blast, cut-and-cover construction, shafts, ground improvement, groundwater management, instrumentation, and monitoring.
Experience with light rail, heavy rail, or passenger rail projects
Experience in cost estimating of mechanical and electrical components for underground facilities.
Experience in cost estimating of track and systems for transit projects.
Experience providing estimating for contractor. Specifically, design-build contractors.

Additional Information

Offered rate of compensation (California locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $150,000 – $200,000.

AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absences, voluntary benefits, perks, U.S and global well-being programs, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, service recognition awards, retirement savings plan, and employee stock purchase plan.


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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