AECOM Senior Estimator in Washington, District Of Columbia

Requisition/Vacancy No. 145876BR

Position Title Senior Estimator

Job Category Cost Management and Consulting Services

Business Line Building Engineering

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - Washington, D.C.

City Washington, D.C.

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 www.aecom.com.

About the Business Line

Building Engineering

We deliver creative solutions for building projects for industry, government, commercial and leisure sectors. Our building engineering specialists have expertise in structural and building services engineering, fire engineering, acoustics, facades and seismic design. We embed sustainability principles in every design.

Job Summary

The Building + Places Division of AECOM is actively seeking a Senior Estimator for immediate employment for work in a federal agency’s office in Washington, DC. 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.

AECOM's Buildings + Places business line is dedicated to excellence and integrated design solutions. With a range of expertise from strategy through project realization, the connections we make among people and places provide new insight to better outcomes for clients and communities. Better outcomes grow economies, protect natural systems, conserve natural resources, make societies more equitable and make people healthier and happier. Our expertise includes workplace strategy, economic and development planning, master planning, urban planning, architecture, interiors, building engineering, and landscape architecture. Our B+P team is leading the industry with visionary and forward-thinking projects such as the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA; Liberty Park at the World Trade Center, New York, NY; the Lower Manhattan Coastal Resilience (Big U), NY; and the LA 2024 Olympic bid.

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

  • 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

Please note that this hire will be required to meet client approval.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’ degree in engineering, architecture, construction or related discipline

  • 11+ years of relevant work experience

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

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

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

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

  • Security clearance of Top Secret or above is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to use a variety of estimating software a plus, but not required

  • Ability to generate project construction schedules. Knowledge of MS Project and Primavera

  • Sustainability, resiliency and/or climate adaptation experience a plus but not a requirement

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 http://www.aecom.com/content/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/EEO-is-the-Law-poster-supplement.pdf to view the EEO Is The Law poster.