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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 04/24/24

Applications Due07/31/24

Vacancy ID157115


AgencyDASNY - Dormitory Authority of the State of New York

TitleSenior Cost Control (3 positions) - Statewide

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitOSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $99201 to $124485 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Unclassified Service

Travel Percentage 20%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? Yes

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address Statewide; may be filled in any DASNY office.

Additional location differential of $5,054 for NYC only.

City Albany


Zip Code12208

Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree plus five years relevant experience. Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture or construction related field strongly preferred, plus five years’ experience in contracting, claim analysis, schedule analysis, estimating, bidding, contract formation, bonding, delay and dispute resolution. Experience in financial management systems, project management systems, and scheduling applications (Primavera Contract Manager and P6 preferred). Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Essential Skills

• Demonstrated analytical and conceptual skills.
• Excellent negotiation skills and demonstrated results.
• Comprehensive knowledge of construction costs and cost estimating.
• Excellent oral and written communications skills.
• Knowledge of construction scheduling
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment.
• Proficiency in PC applications such as Outlook, Excel, Word and Access.
• Supervisory and mentoring skills.

Duties Description Primary Purpose

Senior Cost Control Analyst reviews and recommends approval of construction change orders, analyzes claims, and participates in the negotiation of claim settlements on complex capital construction projects with a high degree of variables including budget, schedule, number of contracts, management approach, delivery method, level of service, phasing, customer orientation, staffing, labor, location and site access, design and/or construction complexity, environmental issues and other non-traditional project variables. Senior Cost Control Analyst also reviews and provides comments on design-phase project documents.

Essential Functions

• Review and analyze claims in coordination with internal and external project staff by reviewing project schedules, project documents and contractor records to determine if the claim has merit and the value of the claim; participate as directed in the negotiation of fair and reasonable claim resolution.
• Review and recommend approval of change orders, ensuring work is within the scope of the original contract, costs are reasonable, rates and calculations are in accordance with the contract and sufficient supporting documentation is provided.
• Review and sign contract-specific Labor Rate Worksheets documenting acceptable labor costs for change order work.
• Audit small change orders post-processing, and resolve any issues discovered during the audit.
• Conduct design-phase document reviews, including cost estimate, bid milestone schedule and schedule of values. Provide feedback to design staff and consultants.
• Coordinate with project estimating on cost estimate reviews.
• Coordinate with design and construction staff to modify the schedule of values as necessary.
• Review General Requirements to ensure they are not in conflict with, and properly supplement, the General Conditions.
• Provide complete pre-bid phase construction support, including the review and approval of pre-bid summaries.
• Participate in bid review and contractor selection; provide post-bid, pre-award phase services to construction staff.
• Review construction progress schedule updates and narratives against baseline schedules for potential delays; coordinate with project scheduling on schedule reviews.
• Participate in Project Health Assessment analyses, meetings and development of recommendations to improve project reporting, recover construction schedules and minimize financial impacts of delays.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

• May provide construction phase advisory service to Project Managers.
• May train and evaluate staff.
• Assist Management in the development of policies.
• Develop, document and implement procedures.
• Assess, develop and implement internal controls, and oversee the review and testing of same.
• Undertake special assignments as directed.
• Must maintain regular attendance in accordance with DASNY attendance and leave policies.
• Must adhere to the NYS Information Security Policy Standards established and issued by the Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination. (Standards can be found on the Intranet).

Supervision of employees may be required.

Physical/Mental/Visual Demands

Frequent travel is required, using public transportation, DASNY vehicle, rental vehicle or personal vehicle. This travel may include overnight stays at public accommodations and related establishments. Exposure to weather and temperature extremes, loud noises, heights (climbing ladders, scaffolding, etc.) and other work-safety hazards (chemicals, fumes, etc.) of a construction site. Requires complex and time-pressured decision-making. Must be able to work overtime or extended work hours as needed.

Work Environment

Standard office environment, including the use of one or more of the following:
PC, telephone, fax machine, printer, copier, scanner, electronic stapler/hole punch, date stamp, shredder.

Additional Comments DASNY provides financing and construction services to public and private universities, not-for-profit healthcare facilities, and other institutions which serve the public good.

We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, which includes:

• Choice of several health insurance plans
• Dental & vision insurance
• Membership in the NYS Retirement System
• Deferred Compensation Investment Plan
• 13 vacation days per year
• 13 sick days per year
• 5 days of personal leave per year
• 12 paid holidays per year (plus one float day)
• Tuition reimbursement
• Training & development opportunities

We offer additional benefits, which includes:

• Telecommuting Work Plan - Employees are required to apply and obtain approval through management to telecommute according to DASNY’s Telecommuting Program Guidelines. The days designated as telecommute days must be consistent with operational needs as determined by DASNY division, department and/or unit management. Employees may only telecommute on up to four (4) workdays per pay period and shall be limited to no more than two (2) contiguous telecommute workdays. Eligibility applies after 3 months of employment.

• Limited Work From Home (LWFH) – additional telecommute days according to DASNY’s Telecommuting Program Guidelines. Eligibility applies after 6 months of employment.

• DASNY is a government employer for purposes of the Public Services Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF Program). The PSLF Program forgives the remaining balance of certain student loans after making 120 qualifying monthly payments. For more information regarding PSLF Program and whether you qualify please visit the website.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Tamika Dunnaway (req1413)



Email Address


Street 515 Broadway

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12207


Notes on ApplyingPlease copy and paste the following link to apply:

DASNY is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to excellence and diversity.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

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