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Estimator - Government Contractor
The Building People Leesburg, VA

Estimator - Government Contractor

The Building People
Leesburg, VA
Expired: March 14, 2024 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Vision , Medical , Dental , Paid Time Off , Life Insurance , Retirement
  • Full-Time

The Building People, LLC, has a position open for a full-time Estimator - Government Contractor. This position prepares independent cost estimates for Facilities Operations and Maintenance and minor repairs and alterations. Develops basis of estimate (BOE's) for Operations and Maintenance for both new and existing projects by gathering information utilizing RS Means detailed cost information and analyzing important metrics. Prepares the basis of estimate (BOE's) in response to Government Solicitations for Operations and Maintenance and minor repairs opportunities. Provides knowledge of costs and benefits that support profitable business decisions. The ideal candidate will have excellent numerical and analytical skills.

Responsibilities and Duties will include but not limited to:

  • Understand Operations and Maintenance contracts.
  • Determine key variables for cost and other estimates.
  • Gather first-hand information from site visits to help facilitate pricing and estimating decisions.
  • Knowledge of commercial and federal office building systems such as mechanical, electrical, plumbing and IT
  • Conduct research to obtain data on labor costs and materials.
  • Use software for data analysis, forecasting, and budgeting.
  • Obtain and review offers and quotes from subcontractors or vendors.
  • Perform risk analysis.
  • Create and submit estimate reports or bids to appropriate persons (project managers, clients, bidding competitions etc.)
  • Build relationships with key vendors (subcontractors, suppliers, engineers etc.)
  • Provide consultation on planning (schedules, manpower needs etc.)
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Analyze solicitations (Draft RFP, RFP, RFQ, etc.) for price, cost and business risks, opportunities, and compliance concerns. Make recommendations for mitigation strategies including crafting questions to the Government.
  • Engage with the solution teams in the development of cost inputs including basis of estimates (BOE), bill of materials (BOM), and subcontractor requests for pricing. Review cost inputs for completeness, reasonableness, consistency, and accuracy and facilitate changes, as necessary. Conduct associated subcontractor pricing analysis and negotiation.
Skills & Requirements
Experience and Qualifications Required
  • Proven experience as an estimator or similar position - 5-7 Years of experience
  • Proficient knowledge with RS Means databases.
  • Clear knowledge and understanding of principles and practices of project cost estimating through all phases of the project lifecycle.
  • Thorough Understanding of Service Contract Act and Davis Bacon wage and pricing requirements on Federal Contracts
  • In depth knowledge of research and data analysis methods and estimation formulas
  • Exquisite math and IT ability with an analytical mindset
  • Outstanding communication and negotiation abilities
  • Bachelor's degree in related field

Experience and Qualifications Desired
  • BSc/BA in engineering, construction science or relevant discipline.
  • Certified Professional Estimator (CPE)

*Our positions may require a background screening and clearance directly from the Government.


Competitive benefits for eligible employees include:
  • Medical & Rx
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Life Insurance/AD&D
  • Long Term Disability and Short-Term Disability
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holiday Pay

All positions require a background check after acceptance of our offer. The selected candidate will be eligible to begin employment before the background check has been finalized. However, continued employment will be contingent upon the results of your reference/background check from The Building People, LLC. Your position may require special credentialing, clearance, and access as a condition of employment. In the event the government or client does not sponsor or approve your clearance, it may result in termination of your employment.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

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The Building People

215 Depot Court SE

Leesburg, VA
20175-3017 USA



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