Senior Estimator – Rockville, MD, US


Senior Estimator – Rockville, MD, US

Senior Estimator

Department: Facilities Operations Management
Location: Rockville, MD, US

NIKA is hiring for a Senior Estimator to support our Business Development team on a consulting or 1099 basis. This position can be supported remotely or from our HQ office in Rockville, MD!

Named a “Top Workplace” by the Washington Post, NIKA is a well-established company that is focused on growth within an entrepreneurial environment. We work with governments to operate and manage their real property. Our operations management, engineering, and project management services provide our customers with the value and expertise to ensure operational readiness for complex and mission-critical facilities.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop competitive staffing and materials estimates based on PWS, SOO, and/or SOWs.
  • Interface with Capture, BD and Operations staff within and outside NIKA to understand requirements.
  • Preparation of the basis of cross-discipline estimate
  • Prepare bid analysis for scope, cost, and price.
    • Validates maintenance manuals,
    • SME inputs to Commercial standards and/or company metrics
  • Conduct work requiring independent evaluation, selection, adaptation and modification of standard estimating techniques, procedures, and criteria.
  • Prepare or assist in the preparation of preliminary, definitive, change orders and check estimates using appropriate methods and techniques.
  • Prepare equipment and material take-off.
  • Utilize the appropriate company and industry historical data for costing estimates.
  • Prepare or assist in the preparation of project and discipline estimate summaries.
  • Prepare or assist in the preparation of the Basis of Estimate.
  • Participate in estimate reviews.
  • Establish and maintain cost databases and product line specific parametric analysis tools.
  • Develop proficiency in the use of the Company estimating systems and processes.
  • Perform all other position related duties as assigned or requested.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field and at least 10 years of experience in the Government Services industry.
    • In lieu of degree requirement, must have at least 18 years of experience in the Government Services industry.
  • Experience with estimating staffing and materials requirements for Facility O&M, Construction, Aircraft Maintenance, Ground Vehicle Maintenance, and/or Construction on Base Operations Support (BOS) Contracts.
  • Must have strong Excel/Access skills, to include the ability to query, create pivot tables, analyze data and link sheets.
  • Knowledge and understanding 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.
  • Possess strong computer skills.
  • Due to the nature of the work, must be a U.S. citizen.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.