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Cost Estimator

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Burlington Coat Factory Direct Corporation

Florence, NJ

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Cost Estimator



New Jersey

Bring your passion for fashion to today's Burlington Stores Inc. If you are interested in a career in retail, consider joining one of the largest off price retailers of apparel and home furnishings in the nation. We always have a large selection of quality name brand merchandise at huge savings; coats, clothing and shoes for the whole family, fashionable accessories, home decor, and everything for baby. Burlington means one-stop shopping for labels you love at prices you love even more. With more than 600 stores, we're always looking for good talent that can drive results.

Position Summary:

The Construction Cost Estimator projects and controls construction costs by collecting and studying information; controlling construction cost functions related to: Prototype Development, New Stores, Remodels, CAPEX Projects, Non-Retail/Corp Facilities, and other special duties as assigned.

Major Duties and Responsibilities


Develop and maintain effective cross-functional working relationships with internal & external clients/partners.

Prepares bids and cost estimates that address every part of a building project and relays to internal partners.

Program & Processes:

Ability to independently provide budgets for retail and non-retail/corp facility projects. Includes refining and further developing design concepts started by others.

Consult with industry experts to discuss estimates and resolve issues.

Identify and quantify cost factors, such as production time and materials, equipment and labor expense.

Consults with internal partners, Real Estate, Store Planning, and Construction to produce accurate specific budgets.

Recap and analyze proposed vs actual budgets and create data base for future consideration.

Project Administration:

Makes sure that all cost estimates submitted by a contractor are as accurate as possible.

Maintains constant contact with project managers and engineers to estimate the duration of a project.

Estimates costs of inclement weather and unforeseen events.

Develop and maintain KPIs (Key Performance Indicators), and deliver year/year performance improvement.

Ensure clear and timely communication with internal and external clients/partners regarding document review, coordination issues, RFIs, ASRs, etc.

Projects Analysis & Improvement:

Consults with experts to get advice on difficult cost estimations.

Evaluates the cost effectiveness of a product’s use and makes changes.

Review contractor, PM questions and submittals to ensure compliance with design intent and design solutions.

Tracks all costs from the inception of the building project to its conclusion

Scope and Impact:

Primary internal cross-functions with: Real Estate, Legal, Facilities, Finance, Stores, Store Operations, Loss Prevention, , IT, Construction, Store Planning, Fixture/Graphics, Procurement, Merchandise Presentation, and PIC.

Primary external cross-functions with: Landlords, General Contractors, Building Departments, Design Review Boards, other AHJs, Innovation/Design Consultants, Architectural Consultants, and Engineering Consultants.

Responsible for delivering “brand right” budget estimates within the context of a “value driven” organization on-time and on-budget.

Education and Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering or Construction Management.

Licenses/Certification/Registration: Certified Cost Consultant or CCC credentials preferred

Experience: 5 to 8 years of relevant experience

Skills and Abilities:

Must have strong math and science skills.

Must be detail oriented.

Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills.

Knowledge of how to read and comprehend blueprints.

Knowledge of local codes that would affect project estimation.

Knowledge of the complex workings of plumbing, electrical, ventilation, heating and air conditioning systems.

Good interpersonal skills.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Must be able to work effectively as a member of a team.

Must have strong computer skills, especially knowledge of spread sheets.

Knowledge of how to use file transfer programs to send large drawing files to contractors.

Knowledge of how to use complex project management software and construction scheduling software.

Our ideal candidates will be self-motivated, team players, who have the desire to succeed. We care about our employees, have a supportive environment that values trust and respect , offer a competitive wage and benefits package that includes a generous paid time off plan, plus an associate discount, and a company matched 401(k) to name a few.

Burlington Stores, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.

Come join our team. You’re going to like it here!


Florence, NJ


2006 Route 130 North

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Burlington Coat Factory Direct Corporation
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Company Profile
The roots of Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corporation go back to 1924 when we started as a wholesaler of ladies coats and junior suits. In 1972, we opened our first outlet store in Burlington, New Jersey. Coats were the primary offering at the original Burlington Coat Factory, but over time the concept has evolved into a one-stop shopping experience. Extensive selections of men's and women's suits, sportswear, shoes, and accessories were developed and then highly successful baby and youth departments were created. Later, a linens department was added.

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