Senior Estimator - Chantilly, VA, Aiken, SC, or Remote in Chantilly, VA at RCS Corporation

Date Posted: 1/16/2020

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    Chantilly, VA
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Job Description

Job ID: #16876

RCS Corporation has an immediate need for a Senior Estimator located in either Aiken, SC, Chantilly, VA, or remote. This is a Direct Hire permanent position. 

Who We Are
RCS Corporation is a certified Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) specializing in the recruitment of professionals for best-of-class companies throughout the United States.  Since 1994, RCS recruits top talent for direct hire, temp-to-perm and contract staffing positions and provides customized payroll services. Our Recruiting Specialties consist of all Engineering Disciplines, Project Management, Project Controls, Information Technology, Energy Efficiency and Business Professionals.

Job Summary:

The person who fills this position will be a member of the Estimating Team within Management Services. This person will be required to develop staffing estimates and some materials estimates in support of the Business Development and Proposal process.

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Develop competitive staffing and materials estimates based on PWS, SOO, and/or SOWs issued primarily by US Federal Customers as part of RFP’s. Some customers may be Foreign Governments or commercial entities.

  2. Interface with Capture, BD and Operations staff within and outside the company in order to get a more thorough understanding of requirements.

  3. Preparation of the Basis of cross-discipline Estimate - Construction to Services (Facilities, Vehicles, IT, Aircraft, BOS, Range, Government Services, etc.) as well as commercial EPC decommissioning and demolition estimates for commercial and governmental nuclear and environmental facilitates.

  4. Prepare bid analysis for scope, cost, and price – validates maintenance manuals, SME inputs to Commercial standards and/or company metrics, RSMEANS APPA, Gardnier, HardDollar, B2W, Timberline, Chilton, Conklin & deDecker, Etc.

  5. Conduct work requiring independent evaluation, selection, adaptation and modification of standard estimating techniques, procedures, and criteria.

  6. Prepare or assist in the preparation of preliminary, definitive, change orders and check estimates using appropriate methods and techniques.

  7. Prepare equipment and material take-off.

  8. Utilize the appropriate company and industry historical data for costing estimates.

  9. Prepare or assist in the preparation of project and discipline estimate summaries.

  10. Prepare or assist in the preparation of the Basis of Estimate.

  11. Participate in estimate reviews.

  12. Establish and maintain cost databases and product line specific parametric analysis tools.

  13. Develop proficiency in the use of the Company estimating systems and processes.

Perform all other position related duties as assigned or requested.

Minimum Position Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Must have a Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Construction and at least 10 years of experience in the Engineering or Construction industry.
  • In lieu of degree requirement, must have at least 18 years of experience in the Engineering or Construction Industry.
  • Working knowledge of estimating terminology, measures, concepts and principles for compiling bid proposals and construction means, methods, and sequences.
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings, specifications, Requests-for-Proposals and contracts.
  • Strong Excel/Access skills, to include the ability to query, create pivot tables, analyze data and link sheets.
  • Possess strong computer skills.
  • May require travel up to 50%.
  • May require the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • Due to the nature of the work, must be a U.S. citizen.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active Secret clearance preferred.
  • Experience with estimating staffing and materials requirements for Environmental Cleanup, Waste Disposal, Facility O&M, Construction, Aircraft Maintenance, Ground Vehicle Maintenance, Power Plants, Waste water and/or other Industrial Construction.

RCS is an equal opportunity employer that prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type. RCS recruits, hires, and promotes for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship status, disability, military status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, genetic information or age. All terms and conditions of employment such as compensation, benefits, work assignment, availability of facilities and privileges of employment are administered on the same basis of equality.