Estimator - Universal Creative

Orlando, Florida
Not Specified
Oct 05, 2016
Dec 04, 2016
Universal Creative is the planning and development division of Universal Parks and Resorts™, which is one of the many businesses within NBCUniversal™. We are ideally situated in Orlando, Florida, which has become widely known as the theme park and resort capital of the world. We are responsible for the design, development, and delivery of all resort and theme park concepts for all of Universal vacation destinations worldwide - Universal Orlando Resort, Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Studios Japan, Universal Studios Singapore, as well as new destinations planned for Europe, Asia, and the United Arab Emirates. Join us if you want to collaborate, innovate, develop, and deliver the most compelling entertainment experiences imaginable that drive growth for the Universal brand around the world.

Generate initial project budget estimates, update estimates during the design phases to ensure the project is tracking on budget. Negotiate the changes to the work during the construction/installation phase, and compile post-mortem cost summaries of the project.
  • Generates initial budget estimates for new projects including estimate refinements.
  • Develop estimates for all changes to the work during the construction/installation phases
  • Update project estimates throughout the design phases including but not limited to blue sky, concept, schematic, design development and construction document phases. Includes working with project teams in various cities and countries.
  • Develop and maintain a database of costs comparison for various attractions and non-attraction facilities.
  • Creates 'value engineering' components with the project team to mitigate cost overruns. Researches and presents alternate materials or methodology for VE consideration.
  • Researches market conditions for cost trends and local means and methods. Develops location cost factors and escalation factors both domestically and internationally.
  • Compile overall project summaries on cost at the conclusion of the project.
  • Understand and actively participate in Environmental, Health & Safety responsibilities by following established UO policy, procedures, training and team member involvement activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION: Associate's degree or technical school required. Bachelor's degree in engineering, architecture, construction management, or quantity surveying preferred.

EXPERIENCE: 5-7 years' on-site construction and estimating experience on themed entertainment projects, knowledge of show and ride estimating and facility impacts required; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Your talent, skills and experience will be rewarded with a competitive compensation package.

We regret, due to the volume of responses, only applicants of interest will be contacted. Universal is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Universal Orlando via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written Statement of Work in place for this position from Universal Orlando HR/Recruitment will be deemed the sole property of Universal Orlando. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Universal Orlando as a result of the referral or through other means.

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