Principal Cost Estimator - Arlington, VA
Parsons Corporation - Arlington, VA

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Principal Cost Estimator - Arlington, VA

Parsons offers the U.S. Government qualified and clearable personnel to solve engineering, construction, facility, intelligence, environmental, and information technology needs. Our staff has supported mission critical, homeland security, installation/base optimization, range sustainability, space exploration, unexploded ordnance clean-up, missile defense, and disaster relief programs. We excel in delivering to mission critical expectations.

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Parsons is mobilizing for a national facilities program on a multi-year contract. Our scope of work consists of managing the design and construction of multiple facilities nationwide. We will be assessing existing facilities and making recommendations for inclusion in the budget. We will also be managing the real estate portfolio and providing control to the program. As part of our team, you will be helping the client manage and improve its national building portfolio in a cost effective manner.


We are seeking a Principal Cost Estimator with a solid track record in estimating engineering and construction projects from planning and programming through occupancy. The selected candidate will produce multiple design cost estimates for this Capital Improvement Program (CIP). You will work closely with our project controls specialists to monitor cost expenditures, and/or change orders, to assure the budgets are met or appropriate adjustments are made and communicated to our client during construction. This will required that you can help determine that costs are in line with the percentage of scope of work underway. This position is based in Arlington, VA. Please note that relocation assistance is not available at this time, so local candidates are strongly preferred.



10+ years of related cost estimating experience with multi-use buildings, facilities, or campus assessment projects

Track record of providing detailed phase estimates during design and change order estimates during construction

Experience with large scale Capital Improvement Programs, preferably for Federal government clientele

Proficient with estimating software and ability to recommend the best solution for both conceptual and detailed estimates is essential.

BS in Engineering, Construction Management or related degree

Parsons offers an ethical, challenging,

diverse, rewarding and fun work experience where enthusiastic, responsible people use their energy, talent and dedication to make a difference in the world.

We provide career growth and development, competitive compensation, and benefits. Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. M/W/D/V.

Founded in 1944, Parsons, an engineering, construction, technical, and management services firm with revenues of $2.7 billion in 2011, is 100% owned by the Employee Stock Ownership Trust. We conquer the toughest logistical challenges and deliver design/design-build, program/construction management, professional services, and innovative alternative delivery solutions to private industrial customers worldwide as well as to federal, regional, and local government agencies. Parsons is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on infrastructure, environmental, and defense/security. Currently, more than 11,000 Parsons’ employees are engaged in more than 4,500 projects in 50 states and 26 countries. These dedicated workers speak 89 languages collectively, and hold more than 10,300 college degrees and professional registrations. Parsons' employees continue to go anywhere in the world, meet every technical and management challenge, and persevere until the job is done.



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