Primary Purpose :
Candidates selected must be U.S. citizens and able to successfully pass a Federal background investigation, to include financial and criminal history.
Successful candidates must be able to commit to a 12 month assignment in remote locations working in excess of 50 hours per week.
Responsible for the direction and preparation of lump sum, unit rate and cost plus estimates ranging from simple cost analysis to definitive estimates in support of proposals, project controls and project change orders.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities :
Estimators will perform field inspections of damaged facilities to gain an understanding of the probable scope of work, including means and methods of construction.
Estimators will conduct both parametric and detailed cost analysis on a variety of public and municipal infrastructure including, but not limited to;
schools, libraries, police and fire stations, water treatment facilities, public transit systems, medical and educational facilities, bridges, road construction, and capital projects.
Estimators will prepare estimates using a variety of documented data sources. Estimators will develop detailed project worksheets, identify scope of eligible work for projects, including cause and dimensions of damage, and the work necessary to repair the damage, and produce efficient, traceable, verifiable and defendable cost estimates meeting the quality review requirements of FEMA.
Minimum Qualifications : Required :
8 to 20 years of relevant experience, including some estimating experience
Field and / or project experience All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any / all of the following : criminal / civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.
Preferred Job Qualifications :
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in related field
Minimum of 5 years of full-time professional experience in field of study
Professional Engineer, Registered Architect, Licensed Professional Contractor, or Estimating certifications / registrations strongly preferred
Prior FEMA Public Assistance experience and knowledge of regulations and policies preferred
Experience creating parametric and detailed quantity Cost Estimates for damaged infrastructure including materials, man-hours, and equipment
Experience Utilizing FEMA's Cost Estimating Format in development of estimates for Project Worksheets is preferred
Experience coordinating scope / estimating efforts in a team environmental
Experience developing Conceptual Stage, Design Stage, Design Development Stage and Construction Document Stage Estimates
Previous experience using RS Means Cost Data or similar national cost data sources
Must have excellent verbal and technical writing skills
Proficient with MS Office Suite applications (Word, Excel)
Must be able to work in team environment
Valid driver’s license required
Must be able to speak and write in English