Estimator (Remote)

Full Time
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Job Description:


Ready to put your estimating expertise to work on marquee infrastructure projects that will change the fabric of our community? Would you enjoy being involved on a wide variety of estimation tasks on large scale, complex projects? Parsons is now hiring a Junior Estimator for our rapidly expanding portfolio of projects.

Job Summary:

Parsons extensive experience in this field combined with your strong estimating experience and engineering knowledge will propel your career forward with opportunity to function as a part of our proposal teams. We need our Estimators at this level to be fully qualified professionals with solid experience and perform as developers and owners of estimate artifacts for our proposal activities.

As a proposal artifact owner, you will ensure that all estimate artifacts are prepared correctly according to request for proposal (RFP) instructions, capture strategies, Parsons corporate business policies and practices and accepted industry estimating practices. You will be responsible for providing proposal specific estimate data output to RFP team members including Pro-Pricer compliant output to the proposal pricing team, anticipated contract financial performance data to Parsons Financial staff, execution concept of operations to contract operations staff, projected small business participation data to Parsons small business compliance team, execution technical data to technical volume leads and basis of estimate strategies and methods data to owner of basis of estimate rationale documents.

What you will do:

  • Analyzes RFP documents, competitive intelligence information and internal capabilities; and uses this information to determine RFP specific estimating solution, methods and strategies.

  • Analyzes RFP documents including attachments, exhibits, appendices and referenced standards to determine a competitive workload data matrix (typically in the form of data tables). Documents these processes and resulting data for future reference (potential contract change orders, potential protest actions, etc.).

  • Receives input from proposal subject matter experts (SMEs) regarding workload data and estimating methods.

  • Functions as proposal SME for discipline areas in which the candidate may be qualified.

  • Applies selected estimating methodologies to workload data to create estimate output data tables in required formats (i.e. Pro-Pricer input tables, RFP BOE templates, project schedule, aligned to CLIN, aligned to project WBS, etc.).

  • Performs GAP analysis between estimate output data and other estimate efforts (other estimating efforts will vary but will include items such as (1) independent cost estimate prepared by others, usually consulting firms, (2) top-down estimates prepared by existing operational staff, (3) price to win data prepared by internal competitive pricing team, etc.).

  • Through multiple iterative efforts, uses GAP analysis to continuously improve estimate data until satisfactory outcome is achieved.

  • Aligns estimate data with other RFP deliverables such as the project schedule, technical volume, risk register and oral presentations.

  • Documents the entire estimating process for input to the cost pricing narrative, proposal risk register, proposal small business plan, etc.

  • Documents estimate elements (labor, materials, ODCs, etc.) and generates internal compliance review documents in accordance with DACA auditing requirements.

  • Documents the entire estimating process for creation of the basis of estimate narrative and/or rationale (when the RFP requires these artifacts).

  • Participates in proposal meetings and review efforts such as daily stand ups, color review teams, financial reviews, etc.

  • Reviews each RFP amendment and updates all artifacts accordingly.

  • Prepares all artifacts in alignment with the established proposal schedule.

  • Participates in efforts to develop scope requirements and pricing templates for proposal vendors and subcontractors.

  • Manages and leads the accumulation, evaluation, and documentation of a wide range of historical estimating data that can be used for future estimating efforts.

  • Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.

What we need from you :

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Construction Management or related field (or equivalent experience).

  • 3+ years of related work experience involving estimating and/or project management activities.

  • Previous experience using estimating database supported software such as Timberline™, Costworks™, Pro-Pricer™, etc.

  • Must possess the ability to read and understand contract drawings and specifications.

  • Must possess advanced skills using MS Excel, MS Access, MS Word and MS Project.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to lead a team that is required to perform difficult and complex estimating activities typical to the engineering and construction industry projects and programs is a plus.

  • Knowledge of Parsons and project procedures and practices

  • Desired: Secret Clearance

If you’re looking for a supportive environment, you’ve found it.

Our commitment to supporting our employees is organization wide. Whether it’s assistance with a challenging assignment, a much-deserved compliment, or well-earned financial recognition. When you join our diverse and inclusive organization, you can rely on getting the support you need to work to your full potential. Contact us today to learn more.

Parsons (NYSE: PSN) is a leading technology firm driving the future of defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure. By combining unique technologies with deep domain expertise across cybersecurity, missile defense, space, connected infrastructure, and smart cities, we're providing tomorrow's solutions today. With a history of disruption beginning in 1944, we apply our distinct perspective to help our customers confront the issues of tomorrow in every domain—land, sea, air, space, and cyber. Our range of capabilities and our global network of resources lets us layer and integrate solutions to respond to any challenge with unmatched agility. In a time of rapid change, we see infinite sources of inspiration to fuel our creativity and enable the innovation necessary to accomplish our quest of delivering a better world. For more about Parsons, visit us at and follow our quest on Facebook , Instagram , Twitter , and LinkedIn .

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

This position is part of our Corporate team.

We’re driving the future of the national security and critical infrastructure markets. Our employees work in a close-knit team environment to find new, innovative ways to deliver smart solutions that are used and valued by customers around the world. By combining unique technologies with deep domain expertise across cybersecurity, missile defense, space, connected infrastructure, transportation, smart cities, and more, we're providing tomorrow's solutions today.

Salary Range: $79,100.00 - $138,400.00

We value our employees and want our employees to take care of their overall wellbeing, which is why we offer best-in-class benefits such as medical, dental, vision, paid time off, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), 401(k), life insurance, flexible work schedules, and holidays to fit your busy lifestyle!

The position may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by federal, state, provincial or local mandates or customer requirements.

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace. Diversity is ingrained in who we are, how we do business, and is one of our company’s core values. Parsons equally employs representation at all job levels for minority, female, disabled, protected veteran and LGBTQ+.

We truly invest and care about our employee’s wellbeing and provide endless growth opportunities as the sky is the limit, so aim for the stars! Imagine next and join the Parsons quest—APPLY TODAY!

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