Design Estimator Duties
Performs technical staff work in the determination of the costs
of alteration, repair, and construction projects.
This individual is responsible for the study and evaluation of
alteration, repair, and construction plans, designs, and
specifications, and the estimation of labor, material,
equipment, and subcontractor costs for all such projects
undertaken by the University Physical Plant Division. Work also
includes some architectural designer responsibilities. Work
assignments are received in writing. They consist of specific
projects and include instructions as to the programs to be
followed, but the employee is expected to make technical
decisions within the scope of these instructions. Work is
reviewed while in progress and upon completion.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Studies architectural and mechanical plans, designs, and
specifications; itemizes required material and equipment.
Determines material and equipment costs by referring to
catalogues and through personal contacts with vendors and
Estimates labor costs by studying previous projects final cost
records by cost analysis and by unit cost guides based on
Determines supervision, office, inspection, and other overhead
on the basis of estimates of time required for completion of
Prepares reports covering all estimated costs; submits for
Plans, designs, and prepares specifications for the construction
and installation of cabinets, bookcases, shelves, desks, and
other pieces of furniture manufactures in the Physical Plant
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or GED and two years of additional course
work from a technical school, college or university with major
course work in architecture and structural engineering and
experience in architectural designing, cost estimating, and
building construction; or any equivalent combination of training
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Considerable knowledge of the methods, techniques, and practices
of construction cost estimating.
Considerable knowledge of the sources of information for labor,
materials, and equipment costs.
Some knowledge of the basic principles of building alterations
Ability to read and interpret architectural and engineering
plans, blueprints, and specifications.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely orally and in
Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with university personnel.
Ability to make arithmetic computations with speed and accuracy.