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Transportation Cost Estimator

  • Job reference: NA-001751
  • Sector: Construction, Transportation
  • Location: Atlanta
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Atkins has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.

Globally, Atkins is the largest UK-based engineering and design consultancy and one of the world's largest design firms with nearly 18,000 employees worldwide. We have the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Atlanta, GA Project Controls Group as a Transportation Cost Estimator. 


Provide cost estimating support to Project Managers to help meet contract schedules and budgets and/or assist in the research and review of data for construction claims analyses.



-  Prepares construction cost estimates for design projects by analyzing quantity take off's, pricing, and contract specifications.

-  Develops estimates, change orders and reports for management's cost/scheduling projections.

-  Prepares daily/weekly project schedules for various department managers.

-  Prepares construction critical path schedules using contractor experience production rates to determine accurate duration of activities.

-  Updates project estimates as needed.

-  Plots schedule drawings using plotter and/or P.C.

-  Prepares miscellaneous reports and correspondence to support project managers in the development of contract change orders, manpower allocation plans, etc.

-  May research, compile and review data for construction claims analyses.

-  May perform such other duties as the Supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.


COMPLEXITY (Variety or uniqueness of tasks; relative difficulty or importance of work performed; size of unit supported, etc.):

Work involves research, coordination and analysis of information gathered from various sources.

DECISION-MAKING (Supervision received; independent judgment or initiative; consequence of error):

Work is performed under the general supervision of a senior estimator/scheduler, project or program manager, consistently applying independent judgment in the preparation of estimates and schedules, determining resources required and technical approach to complete assigned tasks.

WORK DIRECTION GIVEN TO OTHERS (Titles and number of personnel; type of direction given):

May coordinate with and/or guide the work of junior professionals, technicians, and others who assist in specific assignments.

INTERNAL CONTACTS (Required interaction/relationship with others within the organization):

Interfaces with senior technical professionals and technical managers.

EXTERNAL CONTACTS (Required interaction/relationship with others outside the organization):

Occasional contact with vendors, contractors and/or clients.





Bachelor's degree in related technical discipline plus three years' relevant experience, or two years' experience since Master's degree. Candidate must have experience with roadway/bridge projects and developing cost estimates during design is required. On-Screen take off software experience is useful.



Ability to use computer, printer, plotter to prepare accurate reports and supporting documentation. Familiarity with applicable software.

Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.


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