Cost Estimator

Miracle Systems LLC
Arlington, VA
Oct 13, 2017
Oct 16, 2017
Full Time
Position: Cost Estimator Duration: Fulltime Place of work: 1701 North Ft. Myer Drive (SA-6) Arlington, VA 22209 Clearance Required: Secret Description of service: The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO), Project Development and Coordination, Office of Cost Management (PDCS/COST) has an immediate need to hire Cost Estimator providing cost estimating services. Duties and Responsibilities for the Cost Estimator: As a General Engineer (Cost Manager) assigned to an organizational element of the Office of Cost Management (OBO/PDCS/COST), the incumbent performs a wide range of cost engineering and cost management duties associated with overseas construction and maintenance projects for which OBO is responsible. In furtherance of these responsibilities, the incumbent performs cost estimation management and control tasks and assignments that typically include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following: The contractor should have the following knowledge, skills, and abilities: Mastery of the methods and techniques of engineering cost management and control as they apply and relate to construction practices and procedures, combined with knowledge of various professional engineering disciplines (such as civil, mechanical, and structural), to enable the incumbent to identify, analyze, and resolve unusual and complex engineering/architectural problems related to construction methods, materials, and technologies, contracting techniques, resources, scheduling, and other engineering aspects of the construction industry. Highly developed understanding and knowledge of construction contracts and contracting techniques and methods, including both pre-award and post-award contract procedures, and the ability to analyze available methods and techniques as well as construction contract procurement alternatives, such as design/build, build-to-lease, etc. Working knowledge of the delivery of overseas construction projects by demonstrating understanding variables and challenges associated with building construction in different regions of the world Skill in acquisition strategy, budget monitoring, contract evaluation, cost management, and contract management, and an understanding of accounting techniques, including owner budget development and program cost control, construction contractor price formulation, and contract proposal price breakdowns. Working knowledge of proposal price alternatives, including Guaranteed Maximum Price, Firm Fixed Price, and re-measurement contracts based on Bills of Quantity. Knowledge of cost models, including parametric cost modeling techniques and scalable computerized cost models and their application to conceptual estimating for long-range project planning purposes. Knowledge of and ability to apply a variety of U. S. laws and regulations governing the procurement of design and construction services for overseas projects, including but not limited to the Brooks Act, Balance of Payments Program, Defense Base Act, Foreign Service Building Act, Omnibus Diplomatic Security Act, and Part 25 of the Federal Acquisition Regulations. Ability to plan, coordinate, and prioritize assignments and workload (CWEs, IGEs, memos, price comparisons, etc). Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, in order to serve as a representative of the Division/Office/Bureau; to write and defend studies and reports; to advise the supervisor, project managers, and other engineer/architects on construction contract issues; to transfer knowledge on historical and current cost data and underlying trends on both a global cost basis and on a post-specific basis to colleagues and office management; and to answer questions regarding a myriad of issues related to cost management, contracting practices, award procedures, etc. Must be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance and DoS badge