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Rexford Industrial - Senior Estimator

  • 12/07/2021 4:20 PM
    Message # 12175905
    Administrator (Administrator)
    Firm Name

    Rexford Industrial

    Job Title

    Senior Estimator

    Job Location

    Los Angeles or Orange County

    Job Status


    Job Description / Primary Objective Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc. (NYSE: REXR) is a leading, publicly traded industrial real estate investment and management company operating over 35 million square feet of industrial properties throughout Southern California. Never has the mission and vision of Rexford Industrial been more exciting. Help us transform the Southern California Industrial Real Estate landscape!

    The Senior Estimator will lead multiple services for Rexford (REXR) industrial projects throughout Southern California.

    The candidate will report to the Director of Estimating / Pre-Construction and work in an integrated and collaborative manner with other business units, namely, acquisitions, design, property management and leasing.

    Industrial project types will primarily include:

    -Ground-up / new construction
    -Major repositioning of existing owned assets
    -Small projects (<$500,000)
    -The candidate will support the Construction Managers throughout Southern California (primary project locations are split by region: Los Angeles, Inland Empire, Orange County, San Diego, San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Valley, Ventura).

    The candidate will demonstrate high levels of technical capability, sound industrial construction knowledge and a good understanding of the key drivers of cost and value.

    Senior Estimator Key Responsibilities

    -Work with the DCM team to help establish the project scope, schedule and budgets
    -Assist the DCM team in reviewing contractor change orders for accuracy, appropriateness and value (from a cost and schedule perspective)
    -Create and maintain estimating and cost history database (including unit / labor rates), benchmark pricing information, analyzing quantities and scope items
    -Leads the review of construction documents to ensure a smooth transition between the respective design and construction teams
    -Lead and facilitate the procurement process, bidding, leveling bids, contractor interviews, contractor evaluations / recommendations etc in conjunction with the Construction Managers
    -Update and Manage TotalBid platform and process (third party bidding software)
    -Lead and facilitate contracting of work orders / service orders in collaboration with Construction Managers
    -Preparation of conceptual estimates / ROM’s for different design options / site plans from unit rates including MEP, civil in both CSI / trade format as well as elemental formats
    -Ability to prepare estimates in both CSI/Trade format as well as Elemental (for benchmarking purposes)
    Requirements (Education, Certifications, Level of Experience) Senior Estimator Qualifications

    -Experience in reviewing and negotiating change orders
    -Substantial knowledge of industrial construction projects (repositioning and ground-up) with emphasis around the key components of these projects i.e. site plan, seismic, sprinklers, roofing, MEP, civil, sustainability, ADA, loading docks, office build outs etc.)
    -Ability to perform detailed estimates in all stages of design, with the ability to provide relatively accurate allowances for items not fully detailed. -Most estimates will be between -Conceptual to Design Development, not Construction Documents
    -An in‐depth knowledge of different construction processes and cost drivers (i.e. Title 24, Building Code)
    -Ability to work under pressure, meet tight deadlines and coordinate with other team members and business units
    -Demonstrated ability to read, write, and communicate effectively to develop, comprehend, and complete legal, financial, construction-related, and human resources documents and to communicate with the DCM team and other business units
    -Experience with Budget & Milestone/Schedule Development, Management and Tracking
    -Ability to utilize current industry technology such as Microsoft office, on-screen takeoff, bluebeam, Yardi or other estimating software programs
    -Reading and interpreting documents, contractor / vendor solicitation (RFP’s, RFQ’s)
    -Ability to Read & Understand Construction Drawings & Specification

    Other Qualifications

    -Undergraduate Degree in related subject (Construction Management / Engineering / Architecture)
    -Proven track record of working as a Senior Estimator / Pre-construction expert in Southern California
    -Experience as a lead estimator for at least 10 years (private sector), ideally Industrial focused
    -Currently residing in southern California
    -Less than 10% travel is anticipated – travel will be to project sites throughout southern California

    Rexford Industrial’s reward plan includes; highly competitive base salaries, bonus eligibility and long- term incentives for many positions, comprehensive medical, dental, vision and life insurance; 401k with match, vacation, additional PTO and paid holidays, as well as regular company events, food, snacks, coffee, ping pong table, massage chairs, TVs and beautiful offices with 360 degree views of the ocean, mountains and city.

    In accordance with federal and local laws, we have a mandatory vaccination policy for positions that require in-person activities, with proof of vaccination required. However, vaccination exemption requests for sincerely held religious beliefs and medical reasons will be reviewed and considered in compliance with all laws. Any such requests should be made to our HR department, and applicants who qualify for an exemption and reasonable accommodation will receive all legally appropriate consideration for this position.

    We celebrate diversity and are deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the bases of race, religion, color, national origin, gender Identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

    In accordance with the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc. (“Rexford”) makes the following disclosure: in connection with an application for employment at Rexford, Rexford is collecting the categories of personal information requested in the application for the purpose of evaluating a potential employment relationship with the applicant. Rexford does not sell personal information. To learn more about Rexford’s privacy policy, please visit https://www.rexfordindustrial.com/privacy-policy.
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    Contact Information for Applicant

    Ashi Londeree

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