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University Of North Texas

Facilities Estimator  

The Estimating group within the Facilities Planning, Design & Construction Department (FPDC) at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire a Facilities Estimator to join our team. 

Facilities Planning, Design & Construction consists of six sub-groups: Campus Planning, Auxiliary Planning, Landscape Planning, Engineering, Estimating, Construction Inspection, and Facilities Information Services. For additional information on FPDC you may visit our website at: 

The Facilities Department at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire a Facilities Estimator to join our team. Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to: 

* Works with a variety of staff, faculty, leadership and students as the first service point for planning design & construction purposes. 
* Assesses data on past projects and industry costs/sf published costs to provide recommendations and opinion of cost information to clients. 
* Prepares detailed estimates including quantity take-offs, labor hours, material and equipment and all related costs to complete project budgets. 
* Works with Facilities design and maintenance and utility staff on requirements of building code, MEP systems and maintenance requirements for renovations. 
* Establishes and maintains records of project estimates and worksheets. 
* Re-evaluates estimates as required. 
* Maintains knowledge of current changing construction market escalation and industry costs. 
* Evaluates material suppliers/vendors and service providers for current product information and pricing. 
* Monitors internal accounting for projects and cost control systems. 
* Conducts review of construction drawings and information provided by staff prior to completing detailed estimates. 
* The Facilities Estimator will exercise considerable initiative and independent judgment in the performance of assigned duties. 
* Other duties as assigned. 

The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Interior Design, or related field and six (6) years of professional related experience; or any equivalent combination of experience, education, and training. The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required: 
* Physical ability to access work areas which may be in confined spaces or elevated heights. 
* Proficiency in specific software may be required.  

The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications: 

* Depth of experience in Facilities estimating, management, design and/or construction industry. 
* Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written forms and possession of a strong analytical and problem solving ability. 
* Depth of working knowledge using Excel, Power Point, and construction estimating programs. 
* Familiarity with Texas Higher Educational Facilities including knowledge of state procurement regulations.  

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