This position is open until filled; however, to ensure consideration applications should be received by October 25 at 4:30 p.m.
King County Housing Authority (KCHA), an independent municipal organization, is a high performing nationally recognized leader in affordable housing. KCHA provides innovative and effective housing solutions so that people and communities can prosper. Our vision is that all residents of King County have quality affordable housing. KCHA is the largest housing provider in the county, and annually, the agency serves over 55,000 low-income individuals.
We transform lives through housing.
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a seasoned and talented Construction Cost Estimator to work in the Capital Construction department located at the central office in Tukwila, WA. This work will involve the preparation of construction cost estimates for capital construction projects including multi-family rehabilitation, mixed use population rehabilitation, new construction projects, change order proposals, and change orders.
The Construction Cost Estimator is relied on and responsible for cost analysis, cost effectiveness and for the determination of labor, material and other ancillary costs. The incumbent will determine and recommend cost effective approaches to the projects and will make presentations to management. In this role, you will develop a database of historical costs, review contractor cost proposals and will assist project managers and project engineers with value engineering, cost controls and cost tracking. KCHA currently relies on RS Means databases and Guide publications to develop estimates.
Qualifications and Competencies
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Position Information and Application Process
To be considered for this opportunity, you must:
Salary & Benefits:
The salary range of this position is $59,000 - $70,000 annually. Performance based merit increase opportunities and COLAs are reviewed on an annual basis. A comprehensive health care benefits package for you and your dependents includes medical, dental and vision insurance, life and long-term disability insurance plans, vacation, sick and personal leave, tuition reimbursement, and retirement benefits are also available.
Incumbent(s) must be able to meet the physical requirements of the classification and have mobility, balance, coordination, vision, hearing and dexterity levels appropriate to the functions performed. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work is performed primarily in an office environment with travel between work sites. The incumbent frequently uses standard office equipment including personal computers, telephone and related equipment and drives a vehicle on Authority business.