Senior Estimator – Rockville, MD, US

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Senior Estimator – Rockville, MD, US

Senior Estimator


Department: Administration/Business Development
Location: Rockville, MD, US


Senior Estimator

Named a “Top Workplace” by the Washington Post in 2017, NIKA is a well-established company that is focused on growth within an entrepreneurial environment. We are revolutionizing how businesses and governments design, build and manage real property by combining facilities operations management, engineering, and architecture all under one roof. When you become part of the NIKA team, you join an organization that encourages collaboration, vision and personal development.

If you’re excited about a position that provides you the opportunity grow your career in a fast-paced environment and work alongside some of the most innovative and eclectic professionals in the industry, apply today!

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 – Construction to Services
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Must have an active Secret security clearance.
  • Due to the nature of the work, must be a U.S. citizen.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active Department of Defense Top Secret security clearance
  • Experience pricing for US Government contracts

About NIKA

NIKA is revolutionizing how businesses and governments design, build and manage real property. By combining facilities operations management, engineering, and architecture, services all under one roof, we are able to provide unparalleled value to our clients. With nearly two decades of experience serving organizations across the world, NIKA provides exceptional client service that is designed to enhance operational excellence and readiness while meeting mission objectives.

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.

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