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Cost Engineer/Change Order Manager in San Bruno, CA , at Gannett Fleming

Date Posted: 1/13/2018

Job Snapshot

What You Will Do

Company Overview

For more than 100 years, we’ve been a leader in global infrastructure solutions with a focus on planning, design, technology, and construction management services for a diverse array of markets and disciplines. Across more than 60 offices, 2,000+ highly qualified professionals are united in an unyielding commitment to deliver excellence to every client and every project, every day.

Excellence Delivered As Promised. It’s more than a slogan. It’s our standard. It’s the expectation we place upon ourselves as individuals and as a company. It represents our commitment to our valued clients, industry partners, and employees. It’s our earnest pledge to do what we say. It’s the core of who we are as a firm and the foundation upon which all of our relationships and projects are built.

What You Will Do

Gannett Fleming is currently looking for an experienced Cost Engineer to join our team in the greater San Francisco area. At a high level, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Working on a major California rail project (valued at roughly $700 M) in the construction phase, provide cost engineering services to the owner’s construction manager.
  • Assess the value of construction changes submitted by the design-build contractor.
  • Work with project contract administrator, scheduler and construction management team to assess, challenge and agree the dollar value of contract changes including direct and indirect components of changes.
  • Proficiency in the use of Bluebeam, spreadsheets and dedicated estimating software.
  • Reviewing contractor monthly progress reports and make recommendations on payment application
  • Providing technical advice to team members and clients on project constructability, logistics, phasing, alternatives and life-cycle considerations.
  • Providing value engineering feedback during all phases of design.
  • Preparing conceptual estimates, order-of-magnitude budgets, change order evaluations and check estimates.
  • Utilizing company and industry historical data for costing estimates.
  • Evaluating and reporting on the sufficiency of third-party estimates.
  • Assessing current and projected economic impacts on projects.
  • Must be a team player/problem solver.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Significant cost engineering/estimating experience (10 years+), preferably with an owner or construction management firm.
  • Significant experience in heavy construction including site work, deep foundations, supports of excavation, rail systems, site utilities, concrete and steel construction.
  • Mechanical and/or electrical rail industry estimating experience is a plus.
  • Bachelor degree is preferred but not required depending on experience.
  • Willingness to occasionally travel to projects throughout the United States and Canada.
  • Expertise with MS Office software including Word, Excel, and Project.
  • Prior experience working on large urban transit projects is a plus.

Life at Gannett Fleming

At Gannett Fleming, we believe in improving the lives of the people we serve. We believe in innovation and social responsibility. We believe in the diversity of our team and the creative solutions they provide. We believe in embracing change and emerging technologies while maintaining an unmatched standard of quality. We believe in creating an environment where employees can thrive at home and at work. We believe in engaging our employees, building lasting relationships with our clients, and, in turn, making a difference in the world.

Gannett Fleming is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer, including veterans and disability status. Gannett Fleming Inc. will not sponsor an employment visa (e.g., H-1B visa), including any visa renewal during employment, for any candidate for this position. No relocation assistance will be provided for this position. Local residents will be given preference.

NO AGENCIES PLEASE: Unsolicited resumes from third party agencies will not be accepted.

Location: San Francisco, CA

Working Hours: 8 AM – 5 PM

Employment Status: Full-Time

Internal Requisition ID: 2017-4590