Job Description SSP America maintains a significant capital expenditure program, spending in excess of...
Job Description SSP America maintains a significant capital expenditure program, spending in excess of $60M per year in the design, construction and remodeling of new and existing restaurants. In anticipation of ever-greater growth opportunities in the near future, it is important to enhance our ability to deliver market-leading facilities in a timely and cost-effective manner. The Cost Estimator position plays a vital role in this process by providing timely and accurate project and building construction cost estimates and other supporting cost and related financial data to senior management for use in making capital expenditure decisions. RESPONSIBILITIES · Provide conceptual project-based CapEx estimates for all projects and programs, starting with the initial RFP response, the Phase 1 budget submission to the Global Investment Committee (GIC) and continuing up until the budget is "locked” in the Phase 2 GIC review and approval process. · Provide or manage updated conceptual estimates throughout the design phase, right up to the time bidding documents are issued, including estimates at 60% and 95% completion milestones. · Provide or manage an estimate based on 100% construction documents. This will serve as comparison tool for contractor bidding. · Provide analysis of contractor-submitted price proposals for construction (bids). · Work closely with SSP Design Manager (DM), the SSP Construction Manager (CM ), other SSP Departments, and our Constructor to generate and evaluate VE proposals for all systems and assemblies. · Provide support to the SSP CM in the evaluation of Contractor Change Orders. · Will work closely with senior management in assisting with capital forecasting and reporting. · Develop and maintain a comprehensive database of all budgeted and actual CapEx costs for all restaurants and other capital projects for all airports and other venues within the SSP America portfolio. QUALIFICATIONS: · Ten (10) years in cost estimating, construction, purchasing or building engineering/design. · Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, architecture, accounting or related field. A Master’s degree in a related field is preferred. · Certified Cost Consultant (CCC), Quantity Surveyor (MRICs) or comparable certification is a plus. · Have experience in preparing construction costs estimates in the retail food industry. Strongly prefer candidate with experience preparing estimates for small-scale food service or retail in a physically secure environment. · Should possess knowledge of commonly specified food service equipment and the electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems that support food service operations. EOE/D/V/M/F Company Description SSP AT-A-GLANCE With over 50 years’ experience in the travel market, we have a presence in over 30 countries and have over 450 brands in our portfolio. We have the capability to deliver world-class food and beverage outlet programmes based on the highest levels of customer service, quality of food and environment. We are the food travel experts. So what does that mean? It means that we are experts in creating and running food outlets in locations where people are on the move. Whether it’s jetting off somewhere more exotic, getting on a train or stopping off at a motorway service area, we will make sure the food and drink on offer is the ideal selection to meet the needs of the many different types of traveler.