Estimator Sr in Fort Worth, TX at DynCorp International LLC

Date Posted: 8/5/2018

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Job Description

Job Summary
The Estimator Senior estimates labor, equipment, subcontract, ODC and material costs of construction and engineering based projects on request for proposal (RFP) data submitted by prospective customers. May supervise a small group of less experienced Estimators.
Principal Accountabilities
(Typical duties include the following, although specific duties vary by assignment or contract.)
  • Participates in initial sequencing of construction activities, outlining components such as labor materials and equipment
  • Analyze specifications, including sketches, blueprints, bills of material, or sample layout to calculate production costs using labor and material pricing schedules and historical data
  • Collect cost data from functional representatives, subcontractors and vendors
  • Compute estimates of raw materials or subcontracted work and labor
  • Prepare and maintain historical cost data
  • Create cost model for cost estimating elements
  • Revise estimates when scope of project changes
  • Assist subject matter experts in BOE development
  • Work closely with the department leads to ensure the estimates are submitted on time and compliant
  • Mentors and provides on the job training to less experience estimators
  • Liaison between the estimating department and other functional area departments to ensure that compliant data is being provided to the estimators
  • Provide QA/QC support to the estimating process
  • Review manufacturing parts lists for accuracy and inputs data
  • Conduct research and gather information such as Technical Manuals and Parts Lists
  • May prepare final estimate for domestic and international government proposals
  • Interface with government auditors in support of pre-award and post award proposal price audits
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Knowledge & Skills
  • Thorough knowledge of construction materials, costs, and procedures in areas ranging from heavy construction to electrical work, plumbing systems, or masonry work.
  • Strong understanding of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interface with various engineering disciplines
  • Thorough understanding of the proposal process and compliant cost reimbursable estimate submission
  • Must have the ability to coordinate multiple concurrent tasks
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate with all levels of management in various departments
  • Must have working knowledge and experience in FAR 15

Experience & Education
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in a related discipline; may substitute two (2) years of experience in related field for each year of college
  • Minimum four (4) years construction or government estimation experience is required
  • Must have considerable construction experience, gained through work in the industry, internships, or cooperative education programs
  • Military or government experience is a plus
  • FAR 15 cost reimbursable experience is required
  • Additional experience/education may be required by contract or assignment

Physical Requirements/Working Environment
  • Must be capable of working with in the cyclical nature of a competitive proposal schedule that often requires extended hours
  • CONUS:
    • Generally works in normal office environment, but may be required to travel domestically and internationally on short notice, to austere environments, under harsh living conditions

    • Some positions will be assigned to overseas locations where living and working conditions at assignment location could be remote and uncomfortable, with long hours, exposure to weather, dust, and hazardous/harsh conditions


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