Senior Estimator

Parsons Commercial Technology Group Inc. Richmond , VA 23234

Posted Yesterday

Position Overview:

Ready to put your estimating expertise to work on marquee infrastructure projects that will change the fabric of military installations and other federal facilities? Would you enjoy being involved on a wide variety of estimation tasks supporting construction programming and planning analysis for military bases and other agency installations? This position provides the opportunity to travel across the United States and internationally, get exposure to a broad variety of architecture and facility types, and contribute to concepts and designs that will improve institutional efficiency, reduce operations costs, and create more livable and workable environments for soldiers, families, and the federally employed civilian workforce. We are looking for professional experience that can provide auditable parametric cost estimates as part of our multi-discipline facility planning and programming team. In this role you will complete a wide variety of difficult estimating activities, including developing estimates in database estimating software, utilizing estimating tools and equipment, writing estimate narratives, and reviewing and updating estimate procedures.


  • Develops parametric breakdown of proposed construction project to establish a feasible and understandable cost estimate.

  • Develops detailed resource costs for work activities based on the planned schedule of execution, applies project burdens and indirect costs, applies dictated fees and taxes, defines costs associated with contract general conditions, and applies expected margins to produce a reasonable probable project and/or contract cost.

  • Develops basis of the estimate (BOE) narrative that clearly defines estimate methodology, scope, pricing characteristics, escalation, assumptions, and exclusions such that the customer has complete understanding of the content and the components of the delivered estimate of probable cost.

  • Supports economic analysis of meeting real property requirements including the development of monetary costs for construction and non-monetary costs and benefits for new construction, renovation/additions, and other feasible alternatives.

  • Defines scope and quantification for vendors and subcontractors necessary to obtain correct and competitive pricing for materials, equipment, and services required to complete an estimate of reasonable probable cost. Documents telephone, email, web and written bids and quotations complete with contractual terms and conditions, shipping cost and terms, transfer of title and terms of contract payment and completion.

  • Accumulates, evaluates, and documents historical cost data inclusive of construction location, site conditions and restrictions, contract terms and contract execution plan, procedures and methods in order to maintain current estimating database information and cost data

  • Reviews work produced by multi-discipline peer personnel for quality, clarity, accuracy, and application; verifying that all components and cost required by the contract documents are included.

  • Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.

We prefer the candidate have the following experience:

Planning Experience:

  • Knowledge in the principles and practices of Federal Planning, LEED Sustainability, Resiliency Planning;

  • Capable of demonstrating verbal communication skills sufficient for working directly with clients as a professional, an engineer, and a representative of Parsons;

  • Effective written communication sufficient to contributing to and authoring planning and programming documentation.

Military Experience:

  • Service in an Active or Reserve Component of the US Army, Navy, Marines, or Air Force;

  • Former or current dependent (Spouse or Child) of an Active Duty Service Member and lived on a military installation; or

  • Civilian employment experience with a military installation or organization.

Specialized Software and Applications:

  • Training and Experience with US military enterprise databases (GFEBS, RPLANS, iNFADS, PAX, etc);
  • Advanced technical capability with GIS, Adobe CS, or other relevant and emerging software;


  • 4-year degree in Engineering or Construction Management or related field (or equivalent experience)

  • 5-10 years of related work experience involving typical estimating activities.

  • Previous experience using estimating database supported software.

  • Ability to perform difficult estimating activities typical to the engineering and construction industry is required

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Familiarity with company and project procedures and practices.

  • Familiarity with typical project controls software such as Primavera scheduling software, Estimate/Schedule Transfer tools, Contract Manager, and DMCS (Document and Materials Control System) is required.

  • Must have a clear understanding of, and ability to work with, construction contract commercial documents, engineering drawings and specifications, and be qualified to be an estimate team leader.

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