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Senior Cost Analyst/Cost Estimator

Company: Strategic Value Solutions, Inc.
Location: Independence
Posted on: June 12, 2019

Job Description:

Strategic Value Solutions, Inc. is the leading firm in the U.S. in the delivery of value engineering and other related services. SVS is dedicated to providing these services through the expert application of the SAVE International-- Value Methodology. We have a national and international reputation for delivering high quality, results-driven services that produce solutions that consistently exceed the industry norms. We are the firm that clients call for exceptional value improvement opportunities on their large, complex, and politically sensitive infrastructure related capital projects. We have been generating award winning results for our clients for over 30 years. Because of our level of expertise and strong reputation we are routinely rewarded with the opportunity to work on the largest and most notable projects being designed and constructed in the U.S. Most of the projects that we are involved with range in construction cost from $50 million to multiple billions. SVS has experienced growth every year for the past 10+ years. Due to our current position in the industry, our workload has been growing exponentially. Therefore, we are looking to hire individuals to join our team. We are a fast growing and energetic company looking for individuals that are interested in a long-term position in a field that is exciting and rewarding. We are looking for individuals that have a minimum of 10 years of professional experience; however, we would consider other levels of experience based on qualifications. The position is for a full-time Senior Cost Analyst/Cost Estimator. Depending on experience and qualifications, this position could be designated our Director for Cost Services. The position is in SVS's corporate office in Independence, MO; relocation assistance will be considered. However, we are open to discussions about establishing a remote office. Due to the nature of the work, the position will require travel in typically three to five-day intervals. The individual can anticipate travel up to 30%-50% of the annual work weeks. The individual should have a minimum of a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in a field of engineering, construction management, or other technical field of study with a strong background in math, science, and physics. Individual must have strong project management, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Individual must have substantial experience performing cost analysis, cost estimating, and cost/schedule risk analysis on large infrastructure and building projects. Responsibilities will include participating on 18-24 projects per year. For these projects, the individual will typically have the following responsibilities: Review and analyze engineering estimates developed by others. These estimates may correspond to designs at concept to final design. The purpose of the review is to asses the level of accuracy and completeness of the estimates to confirm the baseline project cost prior to conducting a value engineering study. Development of a third-party, independent estimate prior to the study may also be required. Develop cost models to easily and quickly communicate to a team of subject matter experts what the primary cost drivers are in a project and how the project cost compares to other similar projects to help target areas of opportunity for value improvement. Participate in value engineering workshops that typically last three to five days at locations throughout the U.S. and occasionally international. During these workshops the individual will serve as the subject matter expert on construction costs and will be responsible for developing comparative cost estimates for value engineering alternatives developed by the other SMEs. Participate in risk analysis workshops that typically last two to three days at locations throughout the U.S. and occasionally international. During these workshops the individual will serve as the subject matter expert on cost and schedule risk and will be responsible for assisting the team of SMEs in identifying cost and schedule implications associated with identified risks. Experience performing quantitative risk analysis using tools such or Crystal Ball would be beneficial. Participate in constructability workshops that typically last three to five days at locations throughout the U.S. and occasionally international. During these workshops the individual will serve as the subject matter expert on construction costs and will be responsible for assisting the team of SMEs in identifying cost and schedule implications associated with identified risks and development of comparative cost estimates for alternative solutions developed by the other SMEs. This too may involve performing quantitative risk analysis. The individual will be expected to have or obtain, within an agreed upon period of time, a professional cost registration or certified construction manager designation, or other professional designation. This will be at the individual's time and expense; however, there will be a salary adjustment upon receipt.by Jobble

Keywords: Strategic Value Solutions, Inc., Independence , Senior Cost Analyst/Cost Estimator, Professions , Independence, Missouri

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