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Job Information


United States of America - Virginia, NORFOLK

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Director of Estimating (Civil Construction) for their Norfolk, VA Regional Office. This individual will be responsible for the management of cross-discipline applications or may concentrate in one or more of the Estimating disciplines including Electrical, Architectural/Civil/Structural, Mechanical, Systems Control, Estimating cornerstone application analysis, etc.


  • Provides functional and administrative oversight of all estimating activities, including: estimate planning, preliminary project schedule, coordination of estimating activities, equipment and material take-off, costing, vendor and subcontractor quotations, calculating

  • return on Invest Capital (ROIC) and Internal Rate of Return (IRR), preparation of a basis of estimate, and leading estimate reviews.

  • Implements estimating policy, procedures, and systems consistent with the company mission and competitive practices.

  • Ensures that guidelines, policies and procedures are established and implemented for various types of estimates.

  • Ensures that systems are maintained in a manner that aligns with the established guidelines, policies and procedures.

  • Analyzes and reviews proposals to ensure potential profitability.

  • Maintains an adequate level of personnel, with appropriate levels of skills and training, to staff on-going estimating activities.

  • Remains objective when faced with predetermined client numbers/expectations.

  • Participates in contract and change order negotiations.

  • Assists in the coordination and implementation of the estimating process associated with joint ventures, consortiums, teaming arrangements, etc.

  • Assists in Bid/No Bid decisions.

  • Assures quality archival of historical data (consistency, current, accurate, and complete).

Typical Competencies:

  • Acts with Integrity

  • Demonstrates consistency and utilizes clear judgment.

  • Aligns assignments to achieve customer and company objectives.

  • Understands the Company’s organizational units and how the Estimating function can positively impact their goals and efforts.

  • Participates with management in the development of strategic and tactical plans.

  • Analyzes and uses estimates to predict key project issues.

  • Assists in evaluation of business opportunities and potential profitability.

  • Demonstrates consistent, effective and efficient written and oral communications skills.

  • Expresses ideas, exercises sound judgment and effectively listens.

  • Conforms to the company’s core values and applies administrative bulletins, Project Execution Procedures, and other company standards.

  • Provides on-going staff development and training.

  • Develops position-specific guidelines for training and level of performance standards.

  • Develops, implements and participates in a department sponsored mentoring program.

  • Develops and maintains an orderly and efficient approach to assignments.

  • Applies attention to detail and quality approach to assignments.

  • Exhibits confidence and positive attitude about the project and the Company.

  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills (e.g., conflict resolution, team building).

  • Maximizes use of company resources.

  • Clearly understands the roles, responsibilities, authority, and accountabilities of each team member.

  • Effective delegation skills.

  • Supports and promotes a diverse work environment.

  • Develops a basic understanding of each of company’s organizational units.

  • Builds collaborative relationships with other organizations.

  • Exhibits confidence and positive attitude about the project and the Company.

  • Executes efficient meetings.

  • Develops and maintains an orderly and efficient approach to assignments.

  • Establishes a system for tracking corrective actions.

  • Maintains technical performance excellence.

  • Presentation Skills

  • Highly professional, competent and persuasive.

  • Demonstrates energy and commitment for continuous self-improvement.

  • Learns to perform a task through on the job training and asking questions.

  • Maintains a program of self-development

  • Knows and applies safety policies and procedures

  • Encourages change and innovation

  • Continually strives for the development of new tools and techniques for the purposes of enhancing estimating approaches and improving cost effectiveness.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Construction or demonstrated equivalent and related experience.

  • Entrants to this position possess extensive and diversified experience in the Engineering and Construction Industry with 10+ years of management responsibility.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Civil/Heavy Civil Construction experience

  • HCSS Software experience

  • DOT/Infrastructure and Marine experience

  • Wastewater experience

Additional Information:

  • Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test.

  • This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. 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 Construction Services

Business Group Construction Services Group (CS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 220765BR

Clearance Required 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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