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Cost Estimator - Construction

Job ID: 2206711
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jun 10, 2022
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Specialty Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Poly
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work:
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Job Description

Description

SAIC is about Reaching Our Tomorrow. We are guided by passion, innovation, inclusion, integrity and empowerment.  We look for people who are willing to challenge themselves to find new solutions and lead the way creating state–of-the-art answers for today’s complex problems. Our culture gives you the freedom to expand your intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work and have fun along the way. 

SAIC provides full service facility management support to a major organization in the Intelligence community. We conduct end-to-end project management and facility engineering functions for locations throughout the world.  At the HQ-level we perform all manner of planning, programming and execution oversight for a portfolio in the hundreds of millions per year.  

SAIC is currently seeking a mid-level Cost Estimator to support our intelligence community client. This person shall serve as the primary Cost Estimator in development of construction cost estimates with varying levels of expected accuracy throughout project planning, programming, design, and pre-construction activities for government clients to determine feasibility, alternative analysis, and budget decisions. Interested candidates should have a thorough understanding of construction means and methods and should be able to successfully develop construction cost estimates for diverse locations and construction types.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

- Independent cost estimate preparation

- Cost estimate reviews/validations

- Value engineering cost support

- Facility programming cost support

- Cost analysis, economic analysis; life cycle costs and contingency/risk analysis.

The selected candidate will work independently in support of or as part of a team and may review the work of other estimators as a lead. Shall have experience preparing estimates in multiple formats and software such as RS Means and the GSA Cost Estimating Handbook. Detailed cost estimates for commercial construction may range from $100K to $100M and programmatic estimates up to $300M. Projects may include security upgrades of federal facilities, maintenance and repair of current facilities and systems, construction for space build-out to complex structural/mechanical systems repairs, or new construction projects. Must be able to read, evaluate, and understand project scopes of work, specifications, design drawings, conduct research, document assumptions, and brief clients on findings.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and three years experience with two (2) years of cost estimating experience in the IC or DoD or 2 years of cost estimating experience in Commercial Industry in the last 5 years.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • Proficiency in preparing scopes of work, cost estimates, proposals, and presentations.
  • Knowledge of or familiarity with estimating standard construction as well as security features related to physical security.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Able to work in a team environment as well as independently.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • An active TS/SCI with Polygraph

Desired Qualifications

  • Cost estimating or construction management related certification.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Project.
  • Cost Engineering certification and experience using MCACES (MII), PACES, Success, Primavera, Crystal Ball and other cost engineering applications are a plus.
  • CCP or CEP certification or ability to achieve within six months


Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.

Overview

SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are more than 26,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a respectful work culture based on diversity, equity, and inclusion that values all contributors. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.1 billion. For more information, visit saic.com.

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