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Cost Estimator

Company: BAI Communications Pty Ltd
Location: New York
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Description LOCATION: New York, United States Excellence thrives here. ABOUT TRANSIT WIRELESS
It's an exciting time to be part of Transit Wireless, a BAI Communications company . We are a leading communications infrastructure provider and technical excellence is paramount globally. Building on our ground-breaking achievements, we continue to expand our operations, connect people, support communities and advance economies. IN THE UNITED STATES
In the U.S., BAI is represented by majority owned company, Transit Wireless, a leading 5G neutral host fiber infrastructure company that provides cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity across large infrastructure projects including the New York City Subway system. Transit Wireless finances, designs, builds, operates, and maintains wireless networks to connect millions of customers each day. -The Subway communications network is an award-winning public-private partnership with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and provides service to all tier one mobile carriers. Our experience depth, strong Mobile Carrier partnerships, in-house expertise, and technology leadership supports the Transit Wireless' smart city strategy, with 5G and future-proof at the forefront. ABOUT THE ROLE This person will be a Business Partner to Business Development, Project Managers, Engineering and Finance team to manage project budgeting and develop accurate cost estimates to create competitive product pricing, and bids on new opportunities. Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop and prepare accurate cost estimates for buildings, roads, and other construction projects to create competitive product pricing / bids on new opportunities.
  • Collaborate with engineers, architects, clients, and contractors to optimize cost efficiencies.
  • Works closely with and supports program management team to meet target costs and schedule objectives.
  • Work closely with the Senior Cost Accountant to manage project budgeting and controls process.
  • Work with management team to estimate, forecast, budget and report on the performance of the ongoing projects.
  • Identifies labor, material, and time requirements by studying proposals, designs, specifications, blueprints, and related documents.
  • Conduct project risk assessment, mitigation plan assessment, and planned contingencies (time, money, resources).
  • Compute costs and forecasts by analyzing labor, material, and time requirements. Prepares work to be estimated by gathering proposals, designs, specifications, blueprints, and related technical documents. Adjusts and updates cost estimates to reflect latest scope of work.
  • Resolve discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information.
  • Presents prepared estimate by assembling and displaying numerical and descriptive information. Tracks and maintains records of actual costs versus planned cost estimates.
  • Prepare cost analysis and reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information, cost drivers and trends. Identifies and recommends actions to reduce costs and realize savings.
  • Maintain technical knowledge by attending CPM meetings and validating forecasts and project cost data.
  • Assist in the preparation of management reporting package, labor time reporting, and reporting required under commercial terms with customers / transit partners.
  • Assist with year-end audit activities, including the preparation of the audit schedules and support.
  • Support an environment of continuous improvement by making recommendations and implementing solutions where possible.
  • Support the Finance department in the preparation of various ad-hoc projects and reports
  • Understand, accept, and comply with responsibilities for information security
  • Take due care to maintain information security at work and whilst teleworking
  • Positive participation in information security training Acknowledge that use of information and systems may be logged
  • Report all information security incidents, risks, and concerns promptly
  • Provide positive support for the achievement of ISMS objectives
  • Care and protection of assigned assets e.g., laptops, phones
  • Keep authentication details for their accounts secret and confidential ABOUT YOU
    • Associates Degree in Engineering Technology or related technical field or equivalent experience required.
    • 5-10 years of Cost Estimation experience in telecom, buildings, and roads (civil) preferred.
    • Sitetracker experience is a plus.
    • BIM (building information modelling) and CAD (computer-aided design) preferred.
    • Excellent problem-solving skills.
    • Ability to work well independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
    • Detail oriented.
    • Proficient with MS Office, especially Excel (Formulas: LOOKUP, SUMIFS, and INDEXMATCH).
    • Ability to multi-task.
    • Self starter - Highly motivated and organized.
    • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
    • Experience in working with non-finance personnel. WHY WORK WITH US? Large enough to deliver and maintain large-scale operations, we remain nimble to make things happen. Be part of an inclusive culture where diverse ideas are embraced, and people feel connected and cared for. Enjoy the opportunity to learn and grow alongside talented colleagues who thrive on solving complex problems. Be trusted and empowered to deliver your best and make a positive impact on customers and communities. Ready to learn, grow and make a difference? Join us at Transit Wireless.

Keywords: BAI Communications Pty Ltd, New York , Cost Estimator, Accounting, Auditing , New York, New York

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