AECOM Estimating Director in Norfolk, Virginia

United States of America - Virginia, Norfolk

Job Summary


The Estimating Manager job family is responsible for managing all activities related to estimating the elements of project cost (direct and indirect) including labor (manual and non-manual), materials and permanent equipment, supplies, consumables and expenses, construction equipment rental and operating costs, contingency, escalation, program risk, etc .


Individual incumbents may 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).


Acts with Integrity

  • Demonstrates consistency and utilizes clear judgment.

  • Business Acumen

  • 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.

  • Communicates Clearly

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

  • Expresses ideas, exercises sound judgment and effectively listens.

  • Company Standards Implementation

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

  • Employee Development

  • 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.

  • Gets Results

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

  • Applies attention to detail and quality approach to assignments.

  • Leadership

  • 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.

  • Organizational Management

  • 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.

  • Performance Consistency

  • Maintains technical performance excellence.

  • Presentation Skills

  • Highly professional, competent and persuasive.

  • Pursues Self Development

  • 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

  • Safety Consciousness

  • 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

Education :

Bachelor’s degree in engineering or construction or demonstrated equivalent and related experience.

Average Experience :

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

  • Familiar with industry requirements and particulars of multiple groups in relation to the Estimating function.

  • Capable of organizing and managing domestic and international Estimating projects.

  • Level Specific Responsibilities :

· * Business Acumen*

· * Evaluates business opportunities and potential profitability.*

  • Possesses knowledge and experience in utilizing commercial strategies. Participates in negotiations when requested and appropriate.

  • Will serve in a project review capacity as required to assist project teams to achieve project objectives.

· * _Leadership_*

  • Ensures that employee performance issues are documented and addressed.

  • Willing to assume mentoring and training role.

  • Works with Group/Project Services management to correctly identify staffing needs.

· * _Organizational Management_*

  • Structures and leads independent actions to reach a common goal program wide.

  • Conducts root cause analysis.

  • Generates comprehensive company level procedures.

  • Creates, analyzes and critiques global strategic plans.

· * _Technical Skills_*

  • Responsible for successful cross group, office, or project coordination and cooperation.

  • Responsible for setting strategic and tactical direction with regard to policy, procedures, systems, work force staffing, budgeting and maintaining technical performance excellence.

  • Resolve differences between functional policies and practices, and project priorities and philosophies, ensuring that project requirements are consistent with sound estimating techniques and goals.

  • Responsible for budget preparation and performance plan.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Information:

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

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

  • Relocation benefits are not available for this position.

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 Program and Project Management

Business Line Construction Services

Business Group Construction Services Group (CS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 198958BR

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.