Estimator - UNM

June 02, 2018 10:48 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


UNM’s Planning, Design & Construction (PDC) provides seamless delivery of professional support services to internal clients using best practices in capital project planning, development, and construction. We provide comprehensive, strategic guidance on the institution’s built environment, including campus master planning, programming, architectural development, building efforts and best design practices.


PDC has an exciting opportunity for an Estimator to join our department.  Reporting to our Sr. Planner, this position is responsible for reviewing scopes of work and developing cost estimates for minor and major capital projects.  This position will facilitate and coordinate the development of accurate, timely, and detailed cost estimates in the execution of projects at all University property and leased sites, assessing cost effectiveness of products, projects, and/or services.


The ideal candidate will be able to prepare Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) estimates for projects and products by analyzing costs, materials, labor, bid documentation, and specifications associated with each project.  Candidate will assist in the coordination of project implementation as a member of various project teams.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to work with full range of cost estimating database tools and develop software applications specific to PDC projects.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and time management skills.
  • Strong ability to relay complex details clearly and succinctly.
  • Advanced analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to research independently and apply problem solving skills, as well as the ability to work effectively in a team. 
  • Ability to provide technical assistance and training to project managers in regards to specialized methodologies, techniques, principles, and/or processes related to estimating; serves as subject-matter expert to internal and external constituents as it relates to cost estimating.

To apply:

Application Instructions:

  • -          Please complete an application and submit a cover letter and resume. In your cover letter, address how your qualifications and work experience relate to the position and the preferred qualifications listed in this job advertisement.  Your cover letter and resume should be uploaded as separate PDF files.
  • -          Applicants must provide names and contact information for at least three (3) supervisory references with your application materials.
  • -          Finalists should be prepared to provide official educational transcripts if selected for hire.  Please see minimum qualifications for specifics.

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