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POST DATE 9/16/2016
END DATE 12/13/2016

Kennedy/Jenks Consultants Boston, MA

Boston, MA
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Job Classification
Full Time
Job Type
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Kennedy/Jenks Consultants is an employee-owned, full-service engineering and environmental sciences consulting firm, serving private and public sector clients throughout the United States. We are approaching our 100-year anniversary and have a legacy of providing award-winning, innovative solutions to our most significant environmental challenges.

We are currently seeking a Construction Contract Administrator/ Cost Estimator to work on construction projects locally and support nationally where needed. The Contract Administrator/ Cost Estimator will support the Construction Management Group.

What you ll do:

* Assemble proposal documents

* Prepare and review cost estimates

* Conduct claims analysis

* Participate in change negotiations and administration of allowances

* Develop and implement construction procedures

* Assist the owner in all aspects of the change order process, and provide to day-to-day support activities to the staff overseeing the construction work.

* Analyze technical project data

* Develop presentations and reports

* Evaluate specifications, drawings, submittals, requests for information and other contract documents

* Interpret and apply contracting principles, applicable laws, policies and procedures

* Review and analyze schedules, claims, and estimates

* Review and analyze delay claims

* Negotiate complex cost impacts

* Prepare authorization letters, records of negotiation and change orders

* Incorporate drawing and specification revisions into the contract documents

* Participate in progress, schedule and other construction related meetings

* Assist construction staff in administrating the changes and payment processes

* Facilitate communication between owner, contractor, designer, program manager, owner s representative and other stakeholders in the design and construction process

* Assist the construction manager to grow the practice in New England.

* Other tasks as needed including forensic documents reviews and preparation of time entitlement recommendations


* 3-5 years of experience working in construction with industrial clients in engineering or project management roles, on transportation/industrial water/wastewater projects or similar type projects.

* Prior construction cost estimating experience is required

* BS in engineering (electrical engineering degree is desired), construction management or related technical field is preferred

* Experience with capital program public construction and alternative delivery methods is preferred

* Must have a desire to help grow the construction services practice in Massachusetts and assist in other regions of the company as needed

As an employee-owned firm, Kennedy/Jenks offers a unique company culture with a corporate commitment to a maintaining a positive work/life experience. Kennedy/Jenks Consultants provides excellent compensation and comprehensive benefits packages, including career advancement opportunities, outstanding training opportunities, stock ownership, profit sharing and excellent health, dental, and life insurance.

Kennedy/Jenks Consultants is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.