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AECOM Senior Cost Estimator in Arlington, Virginia

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a highly talented, self-driven and motivated Senior Cost Estimator for immediate employment in our Arlington, Virginia office.

This position is responsible for activities related to estimating all the elements of project cost, including labor, materials and permanent equipment, supplies, consumables and expenses, and construction equipment rental and operating costs, contingency, escalation, and program risk, etc.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides estimates for each project phase: conceptual, schematic design, design development and construction documents

  • Prepare detailed cost estimates via industry accepted methods such as RS Means for small and large projects. Estimates shall be provided in UNIFORMAT II and CSI format

  • Ability to concentrate in one or more of the estimating disciplines, including architecture, mechanical, electrical, fire protection, civil and structural

  • Prepares or assists in the preparation of order-of-magnitude, preliminary, definitive, change orders and check estimates using appropriate methods and techniques

  • Prepares material, equipment, and labor take-offs

  • Performs cost comparison analyses between in-house estimates and contractor estimates

  • Works with Project Managers and other disciplines to evaluate appropriateness of budgets

  • Utilizes the appropriate company and industry historical data for cost estimates

  • Prepares project and discipline estimate summaries Basis of Estimate

  • Establishes and maintains cost databases and product line specific parametric analysis tools

  • Leads the estimate reconciliation process with the project team

  • Prepares bid packages, conceptual estimates, and analysis of subcontractor bids etc. for projects

  • Maintains consistent and period communications with other estimators

  • Prepares and/or coordinates preparation of full project estimates

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise, and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment, and new energy. We’re one global team 47,000 strong driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Buildings + Places

AECOM’s Buildings + Places practice includes architecture, interiors, building engineering, workplace strategy, business transformation, asset advisory, economics and development planning, master planning, urban planning, and landscape architecture.

With a range of expertise from strategy and design through project realization, we create better outcomes to grow economies, protect natural systems, conserve natural resources, make societies more equitable and connect and engage people through innovative, sustainable design solutions.

Our teams have worked on signature projects such as the London 2012 Olympic Park and Legacy Framework, to the new plan for the LA2028 Olympics, to industrial facilities for GE and Rolls-Royce, to headquarters and workplaces for NASA, Unilever, Sony Music, DirecTV, Box, Inc. and many Fortune 500 companies

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’ degree in Engineering, Architecture, or Construction or related field + 6 years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Due to the nature of the work, candidate must be a US Citizen

  • Certification with AACE, I; RISC, or ASPE is required

  • Valid Driver's License

  • Knowledge of MCACES/MII

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to read and interpret drawings, specifications, Requests-for Proposals and contracts

  • Must have an understanding of construction means, methods, and sequences

  • Knowledge of Success Estimator is a plus

  • Knowledge of On-Screen-Takeoff or Construct Connect a plus

  • Ability to generate project construction schedules

  • Knowledge of MS Project and Primavera a plus

Additional Information:

  • Relocation is not available for this position

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position

What We Offer

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Cost Management and Consulting Services

Business Line B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 269797BR

Virtual: No

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.

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