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Kal Krishnan Consulting Services, Inc. (KKCS), a California Corporation, is a full-service engineering & design, construction management, and program management organization. The firm has grown steadily in size and capability since its founding in 1987, and today employs more than 85 professionals in our regional offices. KKCS has attracted to its staff a full complement of highly experienced, talented, and dedicated professionals who bring a collaborative, integrated team approach to our clients’ projects.

KKCS experience includes work on rail, airports, ports, freeways, schools, universities, facilities, water, wastewater, bridges, and roadways. Our client list includes federal agencies, state agencies, regional agencies, and private clients. KKCS has broad experience and expertise in engineering design, project management and project controls services.

The KKCS culture is rooted in the ideals of integrity, safety, diversity, and ethical business practices, which is a commitment shared by all KKCS employees throughout our offices and project sites around the country. We have a positive impact on the communities we serve by not only improving infrastructure but also providing service at a relatively low cost to the taxpayer. This allows for more money to be available to the agencies we serve, that inevitably will be reinvested in the community. At KKCS, we value the individual employee and the importance of their contributions toward quality improvement.

 

POSITION SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

KKCS is seeking an experienced transit construction cost estimator to join our team in Los Angeles for a full-time Highway Cost Estimator opportunity. The Highway Cost Estimator supports the development of budgets for the Project, the design optimization and constructability of the Project as well as the procurement and administration of the Project’s contracts. The position is scheduled to start in the summer of 2018.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepares independent cost estimates for evaluating and awarding construction contracts and for negotiating the settlement of construction contract change modifications and potential claims.
  • Reviews estimates prepared by consultants and contractors.
  • Prepares cost estimates for analyzing value engineering studies.
  • Assists in constructability reviews.
  • Supports negotiations for settling contract change modifications and potential claims.

When duties and responsibilities change and develop, the job description will be reviewed and subject to changes of business necessity.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management or a related field
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in transit construction cost estimating
  • Experience in the generation of cost estimates for heavy/civil contractors; transit experience required.
  • Working knowledge of widely accepted cost estimating methodologies required by owners, consultants and/or contractors
  • Demonstrated ability to approach technical issues, identify alternative solutions and solve complex problems
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing
  • Demonstrated proficiency utilizing standard MS Office applications including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to manage the workload including setting priorities and meeting schedules effectively
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate and negotiate agreements with the Client's contractors and consultants

Preferred Experience

  • Experience in generating cost estimates with HCSS HeavyBid software

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401k with company matching contribution

 

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