Senior Cost Estimator

Herndon, Virginia
02 Sep 2016
04 Nov 2016
BI 0000N7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Buildings & Infrastructure (B&I) Line of Business is a global network of approximately 11,500 employees, which serves both the private and public sector. Our employees work to shape the communities we live in by creating world-class projects that transform the future development patterns of those communities. We provide our clients award-winning planning, engineering, architectural and interior design, construction and program management, and design-build project delivery. The Jacobs business model allows us to successfully service our clients, leverage our integrated services, and provide our employees with growth opportunities while delivering global solutions to our client's local programs.

We consistently receive high rankings from Engineering News-Record (ENR) in many classifications, including the categories of Top Design Firms, Top Contractors, Top Green Buildings Design Firms, and Top Transportation Companies.

Position Summary

Great opportunity for a mid to senior level estimator with strong emphasis on Rail/Transit civil and structural design and construction estimating to support a mega design/build rail/transportation project in the Washington D.C area. This candidate will be part of our project management support services (PMSS) team and will have full responsibility for assigned cost estimates in support of our Program for all design, construction and other contract requirements.

Duties will include:
1. Supporting the development of the scope of changes and contract requirements and defining the scope for estimating.
2. Coordinating with all disciplines (engineering, construction, contracts, etc.) and actively leading the efforts required for cost estimating of changes and other contract requirements.
3. Developing estimates for professional services, labor, material and equipment costs for changes and other contracts related to the new rail, station, wayside facilities and road highway projects using templates according to project procedures.
4. Following all federal guidelines and procedures including contract requirements and internal procedures in documenting the bases of estimates, vendor pricing and etc.
5. Involvement in all aspects of cost estimating from the change inception to its execution (rough order of magnitude estimates (ROM's), independent cost estimates (ICEs) and Cost Analyses (CAs)).
6. Supporting negotiations and scoping meetings with contractors if needed including leading cost estimating discussions in resolving differences.
7. Presenting/defending estimates for management reviews.

  • 8 -10 years of experience required, BA or BS required.
  • Ideal candidate will have extensive estimating /cost experience in Public Transportation and will have a BA or BS degree in related field.
  • At a minimum the requirements include 5 years of Heavy Highway and/or Rail/Transportation cost estimating experience.
  • A general estimating background and experience in all divisions critical.
  • Position requires an excellent track record in customer service and proven collaborative management skills.
  • Proficient using Aspen KBase 6.5 (ICARUS) is preferred
  • Basic knowledge of MS Access is preferred

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