Career Opportunities in Spokane Office

We are seeking to add a highly-motivated senior level Construction Consultant to our team of multi-disciplinary consultants. The individual should have experience performing site visits, condition assessments and documenting findings, confirming scope of work, analysis and evaluation of estimated repair and replacement costs for commercial, residential, industrial, marine and inland structures. Individual should be experienced in document review and analyses, scheduling, contracts, change orders, daily construction reports and authoring technical reports. 

 Responsibilities and Duties include:

  • Fieldwork to document as-built conditions and extent of damage to structures as a result of natural (wind, water, fire, earth movement, etc.) and/or human induced origins (design and construction errors/omissions). Natural events can include large catastrophes such as regional floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, fires and earthquakes.
  • Evaluate conceptual and detailed repair estimates for scope and pricing accuracy.
  • Understanding of historical data and pricing for the development and or evaluation of repair and replacement cost estimates.
  • Assess site exposures/construction risks and be able to appropriately analyze cost and reflect these in an estimate.
  • Identify costs and associated potential hidden exposure/risk to develop rough order of magnitude cost estimates.
  • Development of work scopes, instructions to bidders, bid forms or solicitation of relevant information, as needed.
  • Perform research to support opinions.
  • Communicate with Clients, interface with Governing Officials, Contractors and Consultants.
  • Manage multiple projects, executing them on time and within budget.
  • Retention and development of Client relationships.
  • Willing to travel, as needed, on short notice at times.

Education and Experience requirements:

  • 10 + years of experience (variety of public and private projects) including $5 million+.
  • Bachelor degree in Construction Management or similar field and/or industry level experience preferred.
  • Proven analytical and interpretive skills in preparing comprehensive and accurate construction cost estimates (detailed and conceptual).
  • Experience in property loss estimating.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Extensive experience with Xactimate, RS Means, Microsoft Excel and Word, on-screen takeoff software and/or other construction estimating software. 
  • Excellent math and computational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Experience in providing Litigation Support including Expert Testimony at Depositions and/or Trial, Mediation and Arbitration proceedings.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States and have a good driving record.

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We are seeking to add a highly-motivated Entry-Level Construction Cost Estimator to our team of multi-disciplinary consultants. The candidate will have pertinent coursework that will allow the individual to identify different building types, building systems, and construction components.  Coursework should also involve blueprint reading, construction estimating, and scheduling.

Responsibilities and Duties include:

  • Field work to document as-built conditions and extent of damage to structures as a result of natural (wind, water, fire, earth movement, etc.) and/or human induced origins (design and construction errors/omissions). Natural events can include large catastrophes such as regional floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes.
  • Assist Estimators with quantity surveys.
  • Research of historical data and pricing in the development of repair and replacement cost estimates.
  • Assist in the development of unit costs for detailed repair scope including labor, material and equipment rates.
  • Develop general and special conditions costs.
  • Assist in the preparation of work scopes, instructions to bidders, bid forms or solicitation information, as needed.
  • Analyze proposals/bids from contractors for completeness and accuracy.
  • Draft written reports to support position.
  • Ability to receive direction and constructive criticism to apply to estimates and reports.
  • Willing to travel nationwide, as needed, on short notice at times. 

Education and Experience requirements:

  • Recent graduate from a 4-year college program certified by the ACCE.
  • Bachelor degree in Construction Management/Engineering or similar field preferred.
  • Exposure to estimating programs such as Sage, on-screen take-off programs, and RS Means.
  • Exposure to Xactimate a plus, but not required.
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. 
  • Excellent math and computational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Recent employment or internship experience with a General Contractor a plus, but not required.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States for any employer and have a good driving record.

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