Cost Control – Back to Basics

Pirayeh Long is a project manager with URS Construction Services, based in Seattle. She has 15 years experience in project construction management. Pirayeh has acquired a broad background in construction/project management of transportation (transit), manufacturing, industrial, and educational facilities. She has had full responsibility for completion of projects on schedule and within budget. Her professional responsibilities have included: managing the development of technical design documents and specifications; acquisition of permits; awarding and administering contracts; resolving field issues; monitoring contractors daily activities; negotiating and issuing change orders; administering cost and schedules; and negotiating claims; and closing-out projects.

Prior to joining URS two years ago, Pirayeh worked with The Boeing Co., Coffman Engineers and Heery International. She earned he BS in Civil Engineering from Portland State University and a Project Management Certificate from the Battelle Institute. She holds professional memberships in the Project Management Institute and the Council of Educational Facility Planners, International.

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