Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Universal City


Sr. Estimator
Theme Parks
Parks & Resorts
Generate initial project budget estimates for all projects ranging from new Retail, Restaurants and Attractions to entirely new Theme Parks.  Completes subsequent estimates as the projects progress through design, to compare to budget. The Sr Estimator will be responsible for assisting in the development of detailed estimates to support the submittal and approval process for all major capital projects that are managed by Universal Creative. 
In addition, this individual will be responsible for collaborating on the development of a comprehensive database from the past projects to assist in the improvement of the accuracy of our project budgeting on all projects.
Essential Responsibilities:
Collaborates on initial budget estimates for new projects including estimate refinements prepared by the individual project estimators or outside estimating firms
Reviews continually evolving design documents and estimates prepared at each stage of the design by the project estimators or outside estimating firms to ensure the projects are tracking on budget. Includes working with project teams located in various cities and countries
Performs function of lead estimator for larger scopes of work, which requires supervision of in-house or contracted estimating resources, as scope of work indicates
Assists project team with contractor change order negotiation
Researches market conditions for cost trends and local means and methods (both locally and internationally). Develops location cost factors and escalation factors. Analyze Universal Creative’s historical costs and disseminate to appropriate year and location. Incorporates current and historic costs into a central database. Develops comparisons for carious attractions and non-attraction facilities
Creates “value engineering” (VE) components with the project team to mitigate cost overruns
Understand and actively participate in Environmental, Health & Safety responsibilities by following established USH policy, procedures, training and Team Member involvement activities
Perform other duties as assigned

• Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineer in related business fields is required. Master’s degree in Construction Management or Business Administration preferred
• 5-10 years’ on-site construction and estimating experience on retail, food, hotel, theme parks and themed entertainment projects, knowledge of show and ride estimating and facility impacts required; or equivalent combination of education and experience
• 10-15 years’ on-site construction and estimating experience for owners and/or contractors for in the Resort/Entertainment field of commercial construction; or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Individual must be capable of presenting cost estimates to upper management positions and third party clients, including the Executive Project Director, Senior Vice President of Attraction Development, and the President of Universal Creative
Sub-BusinessUSH Creative
Career Level
CityUniversal City
CountryUnited States
About Us
Experience Universal Studios Hollywood ™ - where every day is an opportunity to take action, a chance to have fun. We bring to life the ultimate Hollywood entertainment experience with the world’s largest movie studio and heart-pounding rides, shows and attractions. Here, your individuality helps movie-making magic meet real life thrills to inspire memories that last a lifetime. Therefore, we strive to attract the best talent across a range of positions from hourly guest service to professionals. You are encouraged to bring the passion, energy and creativity that will make a difference to the thousands of families and friends who explore our universe every day. Get ready for an epic adventure at a place where you can be Universally You - Universal Studios Hollywood ™, the Entertainment Capital of L.A℠.
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