AECOM Chief Estimator in Arlington, Virginia

Business Line Construction Services

Position Title Chief Estimator

United States of America - Virginia


Job Summary

Location: Arlington, VA or DC metro area

Primary focus on estimating for Federal projects for RFP responses. Will also assist in commerical estimating pursuits as workload dictates.Candidate shall take primary responsibility on leading a team to accomplish the required estimating task. The position will require involvement in several projects simultaneously. The position may require travel both nationally and internationally as project opportunities present themselves.

  • Work in a team environment to perform and/or coordinate quantity survey efforts to produce detailed cost estimates.

  • Prepare and distribute document packages to engage subcontractors, suppliers and vendors in order to solicit reliable pricing information.

  • Review subcontractor, supplier and vendor pricing information for compliance with the scope and proposal requirements.

  • Develop and continually maintain subcontractor, supplier and vendor relationships for trade bidding

  • Prepare detailed cost estimates by analyzing plans and specifications and performing quantity take-offs for select trades.

  • Utilize historical cost information and organize as required for application to the various project types.

  • Develop cost estimate prototypes for comparison of various projects within the specific project subcategories.

  • Work with marketing resources to develop standardized and professional cost estimate packages.

  • Work with scheduling resources to insure that the costs estimates are reflective of the project schedule requirements.

  • Coordinate with the operations and project based personnel in the performance of all tasks.

  • Be able to conduct and manage project team and/or design team meetings as necessary for specific projects.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with multiple design, engineering and consulting firms.

  • Continual review of recently completed project data and incorporation of the data into the historical cost database.

  • Develop and prepare initial estimates with minimal subcontractor assistance using limited preliminary documents/information.

  • Develop subcontract interest in projects and manage the subcontractor RFP process.

  • Qualify and level subcontractors' proposals according to project specifics.

  • Itemize trade specific scopes and prepare bid packages.

  • Interact with clients, architects, engineers and Local Jurisdictions to understand and incorporate project objectives, schedules, permits, costs, etc.

  • Review, quantify and price cost savings/value engineering opportunities

  • Must be able to work well under constant pressure of deadlines and prioritize tasks to meet schedules.

  • Continually work to develop innovative solutions for the various project requirements.

  • Utilize enterprise based solution software applications for delivery of services.

  • Participate in all training required for enterprise based software required to perform position specific tasks.

  • Ability to utilize estimating software for takeoffs, pricing, and bid invitations such as Ccostx and Building Connected.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Bluebeam software.

Participate either as an individual or as part of a team in presentations related to the pursuits.

Minimum Requirements

  • BS or BA required in construction, management, engineering or architecture or related technical field.

  • Prior or recent experience in a full-time, solely dedicated estimating or estimating manager position.

  • Prior professional experience working within the construction industry is required.

10-15 years of

prior experience and proficiency in pre-construction conceptual and hard bid estimating for structural aspects of the project to include quantity take- offs, project procurement including bid preparation, and familiarization with standard construction details and drawings.

10 years of progressive management experience, to include managing of estimating staff.

Presentation skills and client-facing performance


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in Federal, military projects across multiple construction trades within estimation.

  • Competent in knowledge and application in matters regarding construction cost estimating and design management.

  • Able to work autonomously and independently with drive and passion to deliver effective, efficient and on-time results with little to no supervision.

  • Able to confidently speak before large groups of people in an articulate and professional manner for purposes of presenting the company before professional trade associations, team members and clients.

  • Communicates with tact and professionalism through both oral and written mediums.

Earns and maintains trust by demonstrating honesty, accountability and reliability

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here to view the EEO Is The Law poster.

Job Category Construction Management

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 182095BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.