Construction Cost Estimator

Frederick, MD, USA
Aug 13, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Facilities Maintenance and Engineering (FME) Directorate is responsible for laboratory space, administrative space, infrastructure, campus landscape, planning, design, maintenance and construction management at Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research.

  • Interprets the requirements for customer requests based on engineering drawings, specifications, sketches, and statements of work.
  • Identifies, inputs and analyzes data required and/or data sources for cost estimates.
  • Gathers relevant data and calculates cost of projects.
  • Documents cost analysis results and creates formal presentation to the customer.
  • Written documentation explains the estimate approach and elements, allowing decision-makers to make informed choices.
  • Significant deviations, key points, cost drivers and cost results are analyzed and explained as well as alternatives considered during the estimate development
  • Documents effective procedures regarding estimating process to ensure consistent, accurate estimates are prepared.
  • Defines a systematic, quantifiable modeling approach to analyze projects. Assists in the development of such models.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by a responsible authority.
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Interface and communicate with a wide range of functional areas in a highly technical environment.
  • Requires ability to analyze quantitative and historical information and make recommendations to project management personnel.
  • Working knowledge of electronic spreadsheet and database programs (Excel, Access); Experience with Means-based estimating and estimating software tools, such as cost to derive construction costs.
  • Knowledgeable in the Principles of Finance, Budgeting and/or Project Management.

  • Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in a related field (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education). Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • In addition to educational requirements, a minimum of eight (8) years relevant experience
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance

  • AACE or SCEA Certification

  • Candidate is subject to the following environmental conditions such as working outdoors, high humidity areas indoors, dampness and chilling, dry atmospheric conditions, etc. as part of the job

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)