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Cost Engineer/Change Order Manager

Cost Engineer/Change Order Manager

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# of Openings 
Job Locations 
US-CA-San Bruno
Job Category 
Transit & Rail
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Throughout our 100-year history, Gannett Fleming has been an innovator and leader on a global level, providing world-class services in engineering, consulting, design, program, and construction management. With more than 60 offices worldwide, we are consistently ranked among the nation’s most prestigious engineering firms.


Our people are our secret to Excellence Delivered As Promised! We have fostered a culture of promoting progressive thinking to tackle complex engineering challenges – transforming creative ideas into reality! We are committed to supporting your career goals by providing professional development and training and the opportunity to work with respected industry thought leaders, while at the same time encouraging a healthy work-life balance. Our benefits and perks are competitive because we want to see a smile on your face as we change the world together.


Since 1915, Gannett Fleming has played a major role in some of the most multifaceted and iconic engineering accomplishments in the world. Join us on our journey as we continue to provide thought-provoking, customized solutions to our clients, improving and sustaining communities for the next 100 years!


Gannett Fleming is currently looking for an experienced Cost Engineer to join our team in the greater San Francisco area. At a high level, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Working on a major California rail project (valued at roughly $700 M) in the construction phase, provide cost engineering services to the owner’s construction manager.
  • Assess the value of construction changes submitted by the design-build contractor.
  • Work with project contract administrator, scheduler and construction management team to assess, challenge and agree the dollar value of contract changes including direct and indirect components of changes.
  • Proficiency in the use of Bluebeam, spreadsheets and dedicated estimating software.
  • Reviewing contractor monthly progress reports and make recommendations on payment application
  • Providing technical advice to team members and clients on project constructability, logistics, phasing, alternatives and life-cycle considerations.
  • Providing value engineering feedback during all phases of design.
  • Preparing conceptual estimates, order-of-magnitude budgets, change order evaluations and check estimates.
  • Utilizing company and industry historical data for costing estimates.
  • Evaluating and reporting on the sufficiency of third-party estimates.
  • Assessing current and projected economic impacts on projects.
  • Must be a team player/problem solver.


  • Significant cost engineering/estimating experience (10 years+), preferably with an owner or construction management firm.
  • Significant experience in heavy construction including site work, deep foundations, supports of excavation, rail systems, site utilities, concrete and steel construction.
  • Mechanical and/or electrical rail industry estimating experience is a plus.
  • Bachelor degree is preferred but not required depending on experience.
  • Willingness to occasionally travel to projects throughout the United States and Canada.
  • Expertise with MS Office software including Word, Excel, and Project.
  • Prior experience working on large urban transit projects is a plus.



Gannett Fleming is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer, including veterans and disability status.


NO AGENCIES PLEASE: Unsolicited resumes from third party agencies will not be accepted.


Gannett Fleming Inc. will not sponsor an employment visa (e.g., H-1B visa), including any visa renewal during employment, for any candidate for this position.

No relocation assistance will be provided for this position. Local residents will be given preference.