Cost Estimator/Technical Specialist V OBOTek
Company: The Maasai Group
Posted on: June 24, 2022
Job DescriptionSalary: Place of Performance: Arlington, VA.
(Telework Subject to Approval)SCOPE: The Maasai Group LLC is
seeking a Cost Estimator/Technical Specialist V for The Program
Development, Coordination, and Support Directorate is responsible
for the design, coordination, and management of OBO's construction
and renovation programs. All TMG employees will need to meet the
requirements set forth in Executive Order 14042 and the Safer
Federal Workforce Task Force Guidance requiring all covered
contractor personnel to be fully vaccinated against
- Must be a U.S Citizen
- Active Secret Clearance.
- Cost Estimator/Technical Specialist V - Bachelor's Degree from
an accredited institution; and a minimum of five years of
demonstrated knowledge and understanding of construction cost
- Demonstrated experience in MS Excel; Word; Outlook, and Cost
- Understanding of the methods and techniques of engineering cost
management and control as they apply and relate to construction
practices and procedures, combined with knowledge of various
professional engineering disciplines (such as civil, mechanical,
and structural), to enable the incumbent to identify, analyze, and
resolve unusual and complex engineering/architectural problems
related to construction methods, materials, and technologies,
contracting techniques, resources, scheduling, and other
engineering aspects of the construction industry.
- Understanding and knowledge of construction contracts and
contracting techniques and methods, including both pre-award and
post-award contract procedures, and the ability to analyze
available methods and techniques as well as construction contract
procurement alternatives, such as design/build, build-to-lease,
- Working knowledge of the delivery of overseas construction
projects by demonstrating understanding variables and challenges
associated with building construction in different regions of the
- Skill in acquisition strategy, budget monitoring, contract
evaluation, cost management, and contract management, and an
understanding of accounting techniques, including owner budget
development and program cost control, construction contractor price
formulation, and contract proposal price breakdowns.
- Working knowledge of proposal price alternatives, including
Guaranteed Maximum Price, Firm Fixed Price, and re-measurement
contracts based on Bills of Quantity.
- Knowledge of cost models, including parametric cost modeling
techniques and scalable computerized cost models and their
application to conceptual estimating for long-range project
- Knowledge of and ability to apply a variety of U.S. laws and
regulations governing the procurement of design and construction
services for overseas projects, including but not limited to the
Brooks Act, Balance of Payments Program, Defense Base Act, Foreign
Service Building Act, Omnibus Diplomatic Security Act, and Part 25
of the Federal Acquisition Regulations.
- Ability to plan, coordinate, and prioritize assignments and
workload (CWEs, IGEs, memos, price comparisons, etc.).
- Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and
in writing, in order to serve as a representative of the
Division/Office/Bureau; to write and defend studies and reports; to
advise the supervisor, project managers, and other
engineer/architects on construction contract issues; to transfer
knowledge on historical and current cost data and underlying trends
on both a global cost basis and on a post-specific basis to
colleagues and office management; and to answer questions regarding
a myriad of issues related to cost management, contracting
practices, award procedures, etc.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- As a Cost Estimator assigned to an organizational element of
the Office of Cost Management (OBO/PDCS/COST), the incumbent
performs a wide range of cost estimating and cost management
consulting duties associated with overseas construction and
maintenance projects for which OBO is responsible. In furtherance
of these responsibilities, the incumbent tasks that typically
include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:
- Reviews and supports with the preparation of estimates for
construction projects; provides a complete range of cost analysis
and cost management services that include, but are not limited to
program, cost and price analysis, cost planning, concept cost
estimating, budget development, detailed cost estimating through
the planning and execution phases of construction projects,
preparation of Independent Government Estimates (IGEs), proposal
price analysis, and data management to support institutional
historical database requirements;
- Advises and assists with construction market surveys including
gathering in-country construction cost data evaluating the impacts
of laws, taxes, and all other conditions pertaining to construction
cost estimates; and participates in discussions with foreign
officials regarding the Department's related cost issues including
such topics as real estate matters, utility requirements, tax
regulations, local government-controlled services, and economic
issues likely to affect the estimated cost of construction.
Analyzes project and program requirements and prepares conceptual
and detailed budget estimates that may be developed from partially
complete scopes of work, such as space programs, requirements
reports, existing conditions assessments, surveys, standard
criteria sketches, detailed drawings, project manuals, etc.;
updates cost estimates based on provided scope definition; and
analyzes project scopes of work and program requirements and
prepares or reviews comparative estimates for design and
- Analyzes project requirements and preparation of budget
estimates and other cost estimates at all phases of project
development and execution; ensures that all cost estimates are
published using standard formats institutionalized by the Office;
prepares Current Working Estimates (CWEs) in accordance with OBO
program requirements, policy, and guidance and Office operating
policies and procedures; and prepares work products and services in
accordance with Office operating policies and procedures.
- Prepares professional products and provides professional
services on all cost engineering and cost
analysis/management/control matters and consistently applies
disciplined cost management controls, thereby ensuring adherence to
project budget limitations.
- Conducts or facilitates the preparation of risk analyses for
OBO construction cost estimates, including the development of
project risk registers, identification of risk mitigation
strategies, and calculation of appropriate contingency estimates;
prepares fully developed, active risk registers in support of the
Division Chief, Office Director, assigned planning manager, and/or
Project Director, depending on the current phase of planning and
execution of each assigned project; and negotiates the final
consensus of the risk register, including all associated mitigation
strategies and cost estimates, with the architectural/engineering
(A/E) contracting firm;
- Coordinates cost estimates developed for program requirements
from other OBO organizations and program budget estimates with
project stakeholders and ensures that all such estimates developed
internally or by stakeholders external to the Office meet minimum
quality requirements and relevant published performance targets of
- Prepare reports, draft, correspondence, and attends project
- Coordinates, prepares, presents, and communicates work-related
information to the Division Chief and Office Director.
- Remains abreast of current knowledge of cost engineering,
analysis, and management and control theories, principles, and
methodologies, and discusses their applicability to Division
operations with the Division Chief.
- Maintains program and reference materials, project files, and
relevant background documents and provides input to policies,
procedures, and written instructions for the Division Chief, the
Office Director, and other senior management officials.
- Analyzes and advises on contractor proposal prices and
comparison with Independent Government Cost Estimates (IGCEs) and
Request for Proposal (RFP), Scope of Work (SOW), and prepares
proposal price analysis and technical reports to support
negotiation of equitable contract award amounts; and
- Advises on all cost related aspects of contracts between the
United States Government (USG) and independent
architectural/engineering cost estimator consultants for each
project. DECISION MAKING/JUDGEMENT: This position involves projects
and/or assignments requiring considerable decision-making authority
regarding procedures, processes, plans, and schedules. Ability to
work independently or in a team setting is necessary. PHYSICAL
DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Needs ability to use a keyboard to enter and retrieve data.
- Must be able to lift 5-20 pounds.
- Remaining in a stationary position, often standing, or sitting
for prolonged periods.
- Moving about to accomplish tasks or moving from one worksite to
- Local travel and CONUS/OCONUS may be required.
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