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AECOM Cost Estimator in Los Angeles, California

Company Description

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 – over 50,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job Description

AECOM is seeking a Cost Estimator for multiple projects across Los Angeles and Orange counties.

  • 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 cost structure (overheads, G&A, insurance, etc.)

  • Develops cash flow schedules and estimates.

  • 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.



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

  • Must be able to pass client background screenings.

  • Valid driver's license required.


  • Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance or Construction preferred

Additional Information

  • Relocation is not available for this position.

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position.

Offered rate of compensation (California locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $110,000-$180,000.

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 and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! 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.

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.

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

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10072598

Business Line: Corporate

Business Group: Corporate

Strategic Business Unit: Human Resources

Career Area: Survey & Estimation