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Cost Estimator with Security Clearance

Company: Anonymous Employer
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: December 9, 2018

Job Description:

The Cost Estimator will support construction, design/build, and architecture and engineering projects involving the following areas. This position description provides a baseline of areas. However, this list does not restrict performance requested on other related assignments. The cost estimator will support the following areas, to include but not limited to: --- Analyzes drawings and other documentation to prepare time, cost, materials, and labor estimates --- Assesses cost effectiveness of products, projects or services, tracking actual costs relative to contract award costs as the project develops. --- Consults with clients, vendors, personnel in other departments or construction foremen to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues. --- Confers with engineers, architects, owners, contractors and subcontractors on changes and adjustments to cost estimates. --- Prepares estimates used by management for purposes such as planning, organizing, and scheduling work. --- Prepares estimates for use in selecting vendors or subcontractors. --- Identifying and quantifying cost factors, such as production time and raw material, equipment, and labor expenses. --- Traveling to job sites to gather information on materials needed, labor requirements, and other factors. --- Reading drawings and technical documents to prepare estimates. --- Collaborating with engineers, architects, owners, and contractors on estimates. --- Using sophisticated computer software to calculate estimates. --- Evaluating a product---s cost effectiveness or profitability. --- Recommending ways to make a product more cost effective or profitable. --- Preparing estimates for the government agent and other Program Managers. --- Assists in developing cost documents such as project management plans for the duration of the project. Responds to cost needs for the duration of the project. --- Accurately predicts the cost, size, and duration of future construction and manufacturing projects. --- Analyzing many inputs in order to determine how much time, money, and labor a project needs and how profitable it will be. --- Using computer software, including databases, to simulate building construction. --- Calculating the cost of the construction phase for which the contractor is responsible. --- Identifying the direct costs, such as the cost of raw materials and the cost of labor, and set a timeline for how long the project will take. Qualifications A Cost estimator shall have the following qualifications: --- Bachelor---s degree in an area such as economics, mathematics, building science, statistics, construction management, production management, accounting, finance or engineering. --- Minimum of 10 years of experience as a planner/scheduler on construction projects. --- Hold industry recognized certification such as a Certified Cost Professional (CCP), Earned Value Professional (EVP), Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP), Project Management Institute-Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP), etc. --- Excellent IT and math skills. --- Good problem-solving skills. --- The ability to pay close attention to detail. --- Excellent communication and presentation skills. --- Good project management skills. --- Have a keen sense of business acumen and awareness. --- An understanding of the importance of data confidentiality. --- Ability to work independently. --- The ability to organize work and meet deadlines. --- Knowledge of regulations, price trends and exchange rates in building construction and associated trades. --- Experience using industry software products used for cost estimating activities. --- A Current US Government issued Top Secret Security Clearance is required to apply for this position Benefits Company offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits including health, dental and vision, life insurance, AD&D, short and long-term disability insurance, 401(k) plan with company match, PTO, bereavement leave, and 10 paid Federal holidays. Top Secret

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