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AECOM Staff Quantity Surveyor in Phoenix, Arizona

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Job Description

AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Staff Quantity Surveyor to join our PPM PCC Team, for employment in Phoenix, AZ. The Position will be site based. The successful candidate will support Construction Managers with cost management related tasks on Data Center Projects

The responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to.

  • Perform all cost management activities for each phase of the project.

  • Prepare detailed cost estimates driven by but not limited to design changes, Market driven cost escalations using industry accepted methods. Estimates shall be provided in UNIFORMAT II and CSI format.

  • Undertake GMP finalization exercise following the completion of GC Bid Process. This includes facilitating and negotiating the GCs Bid value prior to each phase.

  • Communicate various Cost management expectations and processes to GC as part of the Kickoff meeting. These processes include but are not limited to GMP Buyout review process, cost related document control, invoice process, Change order process, contingency usage, Limitations and process, financial closeout requirements etc.

  • Review and accurately track subcontractor trade packages issued by GC to ensure there is no discrepancy in scope, budget, and schedule. Provide recommendation and review report to the construction manager after review of each subcontractor trade package.

  • Facilitate and drive weekly cost management review meeting with construction management team and GC. The meeting should cover the review of Change order request issued, contingency request issued, subcontractor buyout updates, GC cost submissions, Valuation of post award changes etc.

  • Provide meeting minutes and updated project status report including but not limited to change order log, weekly cost summary and any potential risk items to the contract.

  • Provide updated monthly cost report to show the value of work done to date and estimated value of work on the date of completion.

  • Setup and execute monthly invoice review process including site inspection and validation of submitted quantities in place, Construction pay application review for accuracy and completeness. Address non-compliant cost related items with the GC and provide recommendations to construction management team.

  • Arrange and manage change log to track GC contingency, Value engineering, Proposed and potential change orders and approved change orders.

  • Maintain and contribute to value engineering proposal by reviewing the proposed VE options for accuracy and validity.

  • Prepare Independent cost estimates for all proposed change orders. Review negotiate and provide recommendation to the construction management team for all the Change order requests submitted by GC.

  • Review, negotiate and make formal recommendation of all proposed uses of GC contingency.

  • Attend and participate in all other cost management related meetings as scheduled.

  • Review, assess and negotiate with the GC to attain a final account figure recommendation for construction management team to review. Prepare a final account report showing original estimate compared to the actual work executed identifying any final GMP savings.

  • Work with GC and Construction Management team to ensure retention withheld, Bank guarantees, Advance Payments recovered, Tax values paid are accurately processed prior to recommending the final account.

  • Provide a final account report to include GMP values, GMP buyout values, change orders, GC contingency usage, GMP savings.

  • Performs cost comparison analyses between in-house estimates and contractor estimates.

  • Works with Project Managers and other disciplines to evaluate appropriateness of budgets.

  • Utilizes the appropriate company and industry historical data for cost estimates.

  • Performs local market unit price research for all construction disciplines through Subcontractor and Supplier engagement.

  • Prepares detailed quantity take-offs on design and construction documents as required utilizing software such as BlueBeam CAD or Extreme, CostX, On-Screen Take-off, etc.

  • Provides technical assistance and advice in negotiating contracts and pricing change orders.

  • Prepares bid packages, conceptual estimates, and analysis of subcontractor bids etc. for projects.


Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS + 4 years of required experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in quantity surveying. engineering, architecture, or construction

  • Must understand and interpret construction means, methods, and sequences.

  • Ability to concentrate in one or more of the estimating disciplines, including architecture, mechanical, electrical, fire protection, civil and structural.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of RS Means, NECA, and other industry standard cost estimating reference books.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to manage work requests on multiple projects at the same time.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to read and interpret contract requirements and to read engineering drawings.

  • Ability to read and interpret drawings, specifications, Requests-for Proposals, and contracts.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing.

  • Prior field project engineering experience in facilities and commercial construction projects.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • 3+ years of experience on Cost Management on Data Center Projects

  • Familiarity with GMP and Design Build contracts

  • Prior experience in Facilities and building projects.

  • Expertise in the Construction Project management with focus on the Cost Management.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to use Microsoft Office Products Word, Excel, and PowerPoint software.

Additional Information

Offered rate of compensation will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $80,000-$110,000.

This position does not offer sponsorship.

AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absences, voluntary benefits, perks, U.S and global well-being programs, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, service recognition awards, retirement savings plan, and employee stock purchase plan.


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have 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.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10101324

Business Line: PPM

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Survey & Estimation

Work Location Model: On-Site