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POSITION TITLE:           Quantity Surveyor-Cost Manager-Estimator (Heavy Construction)
REPORTING TO:             Principal
LOCATION:                  Washington DC Area There are additional estimating opportunities in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
OUR CLIENT:               Leland Saylor Associates


Leland Saylor Associates is headquartered in San Francisco, and is a nationally recognized construction cost consulting firm. A leader in the industry, the company is focused on public construction in the civil, transportation, health care, and educational markets.

Recent projects include the Tom Bradley International Airport Terminal, the seven bridge San Francisco Bay Area Toll Authority estimating contract, and the $3.4 billion Lawrence Livermore National Ignition Facility.  Other types of multi-million/billion projects include schools, university and research facilities, hospitals, healthcare facilities, water infrastructure, utilities, fire stations, police facilities, parking garages, museums, courthouses, office buildings, and civil and transit projects such as highways, bridges, airports and light rail.

The company seeks a Quantity Surveyor-Cost Manager-Estimator. We have an immediate opening for an experienced, dynamic individual to continue our phenomenal growth in the Washington, DC area.

The position is posted here:

This is a permanent, salaried, full time position with benefits.

You will be responsible for design phase estimating (especially conceptual), recruiting and management of staff, and assisting with business development on a variety of high profile commercial and institutional projects.

We are looking for someone with proven leadership skills and the ability to grow and manage an office, while producing the highest quality professional product possible. Minimum of 10 years related experience in large institutional projects.

Strong knowledge of MS Excel is required.
Current knowledge of the DC construction market, project management and/or claims analysis experience a plus.
The right candidate must be able to train and mentor staff in all facets of estimating procedure and methodology, review estimates, and manage the workflow of the estimating staff.
Must also be able to prepare and review conceptual estimates on multi-million dollar projects using past experience, historical data, and parametric estimating methodologies.
Must be able to assess risk and adjust prices accordingly; as well as advise our clients on risk mitigation, value engineering, market trends and otherwise act as our clients' cost advisor.
Must be able and willing to assist marketing department in business development activities.
Outstanding communication and presentation skills, superior technical expertise in all types of estimates, and ability to manage the workflow and profitability of estimating teams are required for this position.

Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Construction Management, or related field, or Chartered Quantity Surveyor
Industry specific certification (CPE, PMP, CCE or similar), is a plus.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package with unlimited opportunities for professional development and advancement. There may be a possibility of equity position for the right individual.

To be considered for this opportunity, you must do the following:
Email your resume, salary range and cover letter to and
Put “Cost Manager, Wash, DC” in the subject line.
Qualified Resumes with a cover letter will receive a notification of receipt.

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