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Senior Estimator

Company: Universal Orlando
Location: Orlando
Posted on: May 8, 2024

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY: Generates project estimates for all projects ranging from new attractions, retail, restaurants, and resort hotels to entirely new theme parks. Completes subsequent estimating activities as projects progress through design and construction, to compare to budget. Manages the estimating process for large scopes of work. Responsible for all components of the project to include Facility, Show, Ride, Soft Costs and other project costs.

  • Collaborates on project estimates for projects including estimate refinements prepared by the individual project estimators or outside estimating firms. Reviews continually evolving design documents and estimates to ensure the projects are tracking on budget.
  • Assists project team with contractor and vendor change order negotiation.
  • Performs function of lead estimator for large scopes of work, which requires supervision of in-house or contracted estimating resources, as scope of work indicates. -
  • Develops RFP cost breakdowns for Facility, Show and Ride bids. Works with project team to establish bid alternates. Provides post-bid cost analysis and award recommendation.
  • Works with project team to identify project trends/risks and provides estimated values. Leads the management of risk throughout project lifecycles.
  • Works with Finance to establish proper budget breakdown and associated budget codes for management and reporting.
  • Works with project team to establish work package/buyout plan.
  • Prepares budget estimate summaries and presents to Senior Leadership.
  • Participates in Contractor subcontractor buy-out process, providing owner representation/oversight.
  • Research market conditions for cost trends and local means and methods (both locally and internationally). Develops location cost factors and escalation factors. Analyzes Universal Creative historical costs and disseminates to appropriate year and location. - Incorporates current and historic costs into a central database. Develops comparisons for various attractions and non-attraction facilities.
  • Creates "value engineering" (VE) components with the project team to mitigate cost overruns.
  • Identifies, tracks and records key project metrics for input into UC historical database.
  • Understand and actively participate in Environmental, Health & Safety responsibilities by following established UO policy, procedures, training and team member involvement activities. -
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: -Individual must be capable of presenting cost estimates to upper management positions and third-party clients, including the Executive Project Director, Senior Vice President of Attraction Development, and the President of Universal Creative. -Supervise Exempt and Non-Exempt Team Members.
    EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in construction management, Engineer in related business fields is required. Master's degree in construction management or business administration preferred.
    EXPERIENCE: -7+ years' on-site construction and estimating experience on retail, food, hotel, theme parks and themed entertainment projects, knowledge of show and ride estimating, and facility impacts required. 10+ years' on-site construction and estimating experience for owners and/or contractors for in the Resort/Entertainment field of commercial construction; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    Your talent, skills and experience will be rewarded with a competitive compensation package.
    Universal is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Universal Orlando via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written Statement of Work in place for this position from Universal Orlando HR/Recruitment will be deemed the sole property of Universal Orlando. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Universal Orlando as a result of the referral or through other means.
    Universal elements and all related indicia TM & - 2024 Universal Studios. - 2024 Universal Orlando. All rights reserved. EOE

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