Arizona State University

Tempe, Arizona, United States


Posted over 1 month ago · Full time · $62,000.00 - $68,000.00 Annually

Job Description

Estimator- Tempe campus

Arizona State University

FDM FM Construction Team

Campus: Tempe



Job Description

We are currently seeking a highly skilled and detail-oriented Estimator to join the Facilities Management team at Arizona State University. The Estimator will play a crucial role in assessing project costs, preparing accurate estimates, and supporting the planning and budgeting processes for facilities management initiatives. The successful candidate will collaborate closely with operations and project teams to ensure precise and comprehensive cost estimates.


Looking for an employer that offers you solid growth opportunities, as well as an inclusive culture and work/life balance? ASU offers the following employee benefits to enhance the total compensation of its staff:

  • Flexible work schedules
  • 22 days of vacation leave, 12 days of sick leave and 10 paid holidays annually for all staff
  • World-class educational opportunities at deeply discounted rates for employees and eligible family members through its employee tuition reduction program. For more information go to
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave following the birth or adoption of a child
  • Comprehensive and very affordable benefits package including dental, vision, and life insurance benefits. More information available at
  • Retirement program designed to promote long-term savings and provide income upon retirement which includes Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)
  • Paid time for volunteer and professional development
  • Wellness program for preventative health education and screenings
  • Disability and leave program for income protection
  • Free and confidential Employee Assistance services, helping to manage personal difficulties or life challenges
  • ASU Discounts to sports/events along with discounts with ASU partnerships


Salary Range

$62,000- 68,000 annually. ASU offers a comprehensive benefits package with the State of Arizona.


Close Date



Essential Duties

  • Collaborate with facilities teams, operations, project managers, manufacturer representatives, contractors, architects, engineers and/or other outside subject matter experts to gather all relevant information necessary for developing project scope, estimates, and schedules.
  • Analyze project documents, including blueprints, specifications, and other relevant data to determine quantity takeoffs to develop material, labor, and equipment costs.
  • Analyze contractor quotes and estimates if applicable for completeness; compare costs, quantities, and scopes to those already developed.
  • Perform field site visits to thoroughly and safely verify, research, and evaluate existing conditions and systems; document findings through the use of photos, videos, or other electronic means and provide detailed electronic reports identifying issues discovered, and a scope of work along with means and methods of completion.
  • Identify potential risks and opportunities as it relates to cost, schedule, construction, maintenance, longevity, and other factors inherent and important to facilities operations.
  • Prepare detailed and accurate cost estimates for facilities management projects, ensuring alignment with industry standards, university guidelines, and field conditions.
  • Develop cost estimates for new construction, renovation, and maintenance projects based on the developed project scope and field conditions.
  • Develop and electronically maintain historical cost data records for future project reference.
  • Keep up with industry trends, improved products, regulations, and best practices.
  • Make informed recommendations to leadership based on up-to-date market trends, material costs, and developments in the construction industry.
  • Provide support during the bid proposal process, including the preparation of bid documents and comprehensive cost breakdowns.
  • Schedule Project Turnover meetings with Project Managers and other team members as required; support Project Managers and other team members in other meetings as needed.
  • Ability to accurately manage multiple tasks simultaneously, work in a fast paced environment, and turn around estimates in an expedient manner without compromising integrity or thoroughness.

Work Schedule: Monday- Friday 6:00am- 3:00pm


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND two (2) years of project cost estimating experience; OR, six (6) years of construction related experience, which includes two (2) years of project cost estimating experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in preparing project scope, sketches, markups, and cost estimates for facility projects.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of all phases of repair, construction, and alteration work performed by skilled trades personnel, including knowledge of methods, tools, equipment, and materials of the construction trades.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of construction materials, methods, and industry standards.
  • Experience in reading and interpreting architectural and engineering drawings.
  • Experience in estimation software and Microsoft Excel.
  • Evidence of a Professional certification in estimating or project management.
  • Experience in working on facilities management projects in a higher education institution.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of sustainable and LEED energy-efficient construction practices.
  • Demonstrated knowledge with Building Information Modeling (BIM) software.
  • Experience in scheduling entire building projects with multiple phases.
  • Experience in developing deferred maintenance projects and scope estimates.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of local building codes and regulations.
  • Experience with project management skills for coordinating multiple estimates and projects simultaneously.
  • Evidence of effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in working independently and collaboratively in a team environment.


Working Environment

Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse; required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work. Occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds. Regular use of standard office equipment including, but not limited to: computer workstation/laptop (keyboard, monitor, mouse), printer, fax, calculator, copier, telephone and associated computer/technology peripherals.


Occasionally participate in fieldwork, which may require accessing paved, rocky or uneven areas and exposure to dirt, dust, extreme temperatures and inclement weather. May drive ASU vehicles.


Department Statement

ASU Facilities Development and Management (FDM) maintains and services all university-owned property, and develops and constructs innovative and sustainable facilities. FDM’s vision is to contribute to and guarantee the success of the university’s mission by creating and caring for the ASU campus and environment. We provide quality customer service, effectively steward our resources, and meet the needs of the university through creative and collaborative efforts.


This position is located at the University Services Building, 1551 S. Rural Road, Tempe, AZ (on Rural Road south of Apache Blvd).


Facilities Development and Management at ASU employment requires current eligibility to legally work in the United States. Facilities Development and Management will not be a sponsor for this position.


Must possess a valid Arizona driver's license (minimum of Class D) upon employment and maintain throughout employment. Post-offer of employment, selected candidate must possess an acceptable driving record which is 5 or fewer points in the most recent 39 month period from date of hire.


This position is dependent on the continuation of funding from a specific source other than general operating funds. As such, this appointment may terminate when the funding is no longer available.


ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.


ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit


Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


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ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.


Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.


Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00pm Arizona time on the day indicated.


Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.


Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.


Work reference history information for 3 current and/or former supervisors will be requested at time of interview.


Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.


IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.


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