AECOM Certified Cost Estimator/Cost Engineering Project Manager in Arlington, Virginia

Requisition/Vacancy No. 149107BR

Position Title Certified Cost Estimator/Cost Engineering Project Manager

Job Category Program and Project Management

Business Line Construction Services

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - Virginia

City Arlington

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line

Construction Services

Our talented experts are dedicated to managing the complexity inherent in construction projects, catering to each client’s unique needs. We provide services such as program management, construction management and owner’s representation to our clients around the globe.

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Certified Cost Estimating/Cost Engineering Project Manager for its Project Management/Construction Management (PMCM) business unit. This position is responsible for providing services related to cost engineering, namely cost estimating. This position will work closely with the AECOM and client team to provide quality cost estimates and cost consulting services. This position is contingent upon award of contract.

We provide cost and project management services, and specialist consultancy services, to public- and private-sector clients around the world.

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

  • Project management

  • Program management

  • Design management

  • Scheduling

  • Cost estimating

  • Project controls

  • EVM

  • Risk analysis

  • Value engineering

  • Condition assessment

  • Life-cycle cost analysis

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction, or related field

  • 10+ years managing staff in Cost Engineering in the Architecture, Engineering, or Construction fields

  • Strong familiarity with all architecture and engineering trades and divisions; and construction means, methods, activities, and sequencing

  • Ability to read and comprehend construction drawings, specifications and contract documents

  • Cost Estimating skills, knowledge, and capabilities; including: quantity takeoff, project scoping, and cost estimating

  • Ability to create and review cost estimates, including elements such as quantities, labor, materials, equipment, production rates, overhead costs, contingency, and escalation

  • Experience with the Architecture and Engineering design and budgeting process and development of project cost estimates and schedules

  • Computer skills and experience with cost estimating and project management software tools including: MCACES, MII, PACES, RS Means, MS Project, Primavera, or other software tools related to related to cost estimating

  • Ability to perform self-checks and quality control reviews on deliverables and work within a strict QC process

  • Active facility clearance (S, TS, DOE-Q), or the ability to obtain a facility clearance within 6 months

  • Active professional certification/license (AACEI, PMP, AIA, state license), or the ability to obtain certification within 6 months

  • Ability to travel and work at federal government client sites

  • Ability to work productively within an integrated team environment

  • Ability to work independently and meet individual and team milestones and deadlines

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Candidate will be required to meet client approval prior to hire

  • Candidate must be a US citizen

Preferred Qualifications

  • 15 years relevant work experience

  • 10 years experience with DOE, environmental cleanup and restoration; radioactive waste management; and nuclear materials management

  • 10 years experience and knowledge providing cost engineering services to the US federal government and federal government agencies' cost estimating and project management

  • 10 years work experience in in heavy civil works and building construction cost estimating

  • 10 years work experience with Cost Engineering skills knowledge and experience including: scheduling, risk analysis, constructability analysis, life-cycle cost analysis, project controls, project reviews, EVM, change control, claims, design review in support of budget review and development, value engineering, and program and project management

  • Experience with Crystal Ball or other cost estimating, risk analysis, project management, EVM, and scheduling tools

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 at to view the EEO Is The Law poster.


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