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AECOM Certified Value Specialist in Los Angeles, California

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Certified Value Specialist to be based in Los Angeles, California.

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develops proficiency in the use of the Company estimating systems and processes.

  • Recognizes, understands and applies estimating terminology, measures, concepts and principles for compiling all types of estimates.

  • Recognizes how various processes/project actions and assumptions may impact the estimate and quantifies the impact.

  • Assists in analyzing and using estimates to predict key project issues.

  • Prepares and/or coordinates preparation of full project estimates. Provides complete conceptual and final estimating input.

  • Understands construction means, methods, and sequences-singe discipline.

  • Responsible for performing all aspects of estimating.

  • Assists in the preparation of the Estimate Plan.

  • Conducts work requiring independent evaluation, selection, adaptation and modification of standard estimating techniques, procedures, and criteria.

  • May provide guidance to less experienced estimating personnel.

  • Develops wage rate build-ups.

  • Reads and interprets drawings, specifications, Requests-for-Proposals and contracts.

  • Develops detailed material take-offs for procurement of bulk materials.

  • Applies the various elements of the URS EC Division cost structure (overheads, G&A, insurance, etc.)

  • Develops cash flow schedules and estimates.

  • Knowledgeable of the CAES estimating system.

  • Prepares scope and bid package breakdowns for subcontract and vendor quotes.

  • Prepares subcontract bid analysis for scope, cost, and price.

  • Understands Earned Value Management (EVMS) theory and application.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree + 6 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’ degree in engineering, architecture, or construction management

  • 8+ years of progressive Value Engineering experience

  • Possession of Professional License (PE or AIA) in the State of Virginia

  • Certified Value Specialist (CVS)

  • Knowledgeable of the design and operation requirement of multi-discipline systems.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

What We Offer

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Quantity Surveying

Business Line PPM

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 257171BR

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.