Junior Cost Estimator

Location: Seattle, WA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

MG2 is looking for a talented Junior Cost Estimator located in our Seattle, Washington office.

MG2 partners with businesses around the world to create meaningful transformation through architectural services, planning, interior design, brand strategy, and consulting services. MG2 is consistently ranked among the largest architecture firms in the nation and among the top retail design firms in the world. MG2 serves clients around the globe from four offices: Seattle, WA; Irvine, CA; Washington, DC and Shanghai.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare conceptual, schematic, and detailed estimates, emphasis on preconstruction
  • Review drawings, reports and perform site investigations
  • Evaluate bids and change order proposals
  • Perform bid negotiations to reconcile bids to budgets
  • Prepare cost comparisons, proposals and market trend analysis for clients
  • Perform detailed quantity surveys
  • Verify pricing on materials and labor
  • Provide value engineering solutions
  • Coordinate collecting information from consultants that is needed to prepare conceptual budgets
  • Develop and maintain cost databases

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Construction Management
  • 0-5 years of estimating experience in commercial projects with a general contractor
  • Understanding of metric and imperial conversion as well as experience dealing with international exchange rates
  • Must be familiar with and able to perform detailed takeoffs for all CSI divisions
  • Proficient with using Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook
  • Experience with Navisworks for quantities takeoffs
  • Experience with using WinEst and Paydirt software a plus but not required
  • Must be able to multitask and handle working on multiple projects at a time
  • Must be self-motivated, have a good work ethic, and be able to work with others
  • Experience in sitework, including soils mitigation practices
  • Able to review, understand and summarize information from geotech and ESA reports
  • Be familiar with alternate types of foundation systems.  IE piles, caissons, mat slabs, etc.

Voted one of Seattle’s Top 100 Best Companies to Work For!

At MG2 we work hard, but we also know the importance of having some fun while doing what we do best. We have a number of social activities, sports teams and opportunities for community involvement. We meet every other Friday over breakfast to celebrate new employees, project milestones and employee anniversaries (many of our colleagues have been here a long time)!

It’s also important our employees lead a balanced and healthy life. To support this, MG2 offers flexible hours, a telecommuting policy, comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, 401(k) (including company match) and paid time off.

We consider our offices innovation labs where employees can be creative and take design risks. This includes full access to our state-of-the-art 3D printer and laser cutter. Whether it’s working on actual projects or participating in one of our many design competitions, we challenge or staff to come up with the next great idea!

Additionally, to help support and encourage employee development, the firm provides a generous training allowance including reimbursement for first architectural licensure and renewals, NCIDQ and LEED certification fees. MG2 also covers the cost to open an AXP record along with in-house ARE study groups and plenty of opportunities to learn from both external and internal experts. 

We recognize career growth and development is just as important for our non-design staff so we also provide reimbursement for certification in your area of expertise.

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