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Job #: R-00006558
Location: WASHINGTON, DC
Category: Civil Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 50% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Civil

Job Description:

The Construction Cost Estimator will provide support to the FAA's APM-200, Policy, Planning and Systems Division as part of the Leidos NISC III program. Support shall consist of providing estimates to a variety of federal and commercial properties using cost estimating tools/techniques and experience to support various initiatives of the Aviation Property Management. This position requires domestic travel.

  • A Bachelors or Master's degree in Civil Engineering or Architecture or Construction Management with 8+ years of relevant experience
  • Have a general estimating background and experience in all technical disciplines- Mechanical, Civil, Structural, etc.
  • Experience in all aspects of cost estimating including rough order of magnitude estimates (ROM's), independent cost estimates (ICEs), cost analysis, and change/claim management support.
  • Experience either developing Independent Government Cost Estimates(IGCE) or working with them for Federal Agencies or their contract support personnel
  • Significant Experience with quantity take-offs, evaluating specifications, evaluating past performance and sourcing subcontractor bids
  • Previous experience developing bid packages, conceptual estimates and analysis of subcontractor bids, etc.
  • Reviewing cost estimates from other parties to ensure they are reasonable, accurate, and in compliance with applicable standards
  • Ability to support scoping meetings and negotiations as needed in support of cost estimates and pricing differentials
  • Experience facilitating pre-construction process from award through stable hand-off to assigned project team
  • Ability to create presentations of estimates for management reviews
  • Competency with MS Office Software - Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Competency with estimating software - US Cost Success Estimator, RS Means Data, 4 Clicks or other relevant tools
  • Familiarity with GSA's cost estimation Handbook and methodologies
  • Ability to research, study and offer analysis in support of the Real Estate Program initiatives
  • Ability to gather data, organize it and offer summarized analysis including travelling the United States to conduct site surveys and collect information
  • Ability to develop project and implementation plans, establish schedules and manage projects independently
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. and pass FAA security screening for positions of public trust.
  • A Bachelors or Master's degree in Architecture, Civil Engineering or Construction Management/Administration
  • Experience with quantity take offs using Information Modeling
  • Expertise in CAD and BIM tools
  • Knowledge of and experience managing FAA Knowledge Sharing Network (KSN) or MS SharePoint
  • Experience in conducting effective technical presentations to management and tactful coordination with a variety of project stakeholders


Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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