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Chicago, IL 60656
Provide cost engineering management of the Metra’s Capital Program being part of its Project Management Office (PMO) team, using the earned value technique to report, forecast, identify variances, and formulate corrective actions throughout the program life cycle, from the conceptual engineering to the commissioning phase of the different projects that are part of the program. Will be responsible for clients who develop transportation infrastructure construction projects. Duties involve all practices devoted to managing program and project costs that involve identifying production time, materials, and labor. Estimate, cost control, cost forecasting, investment appraisal and risk analysis. Utilize expertise in using, estimation software with on screen take off tools (like Planswift). Tools: Microsoft Project, Primavera P6, Ineight PMIS full suite, Autocad, excel, master format CSI, WBS, Earned Value Technique, Microsoft Dynamic AX. Collaborate with engineers, architects, clients, and contractors. Calculate, analyze, and adjust estimates. Recommend ways to cut costs. Work with sales teams to prepare estimates and bids for clients. Maintain records of estimated and actual costs.