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Cost Estimator Subject Matter Expert

Huntsville, AL 35801
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*This position description does not represent a current opening but may be used to identify candidates with skills and experience for positions within Parsons Corporation. Candidates who express an interest may be considered for future positions at Parsons Corporation.

Parsons is seeking a Cost Estimator Subject Matter Expert (SME) to support the Army's Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO) including the Army Hypersonic Project Office (AHPO), Directed Energy Project Office (DEPO), Advanced Concepts and Experimentation (ACE) Project Office, Computing and Electronics Security Dominance (CESD) Project Office, Rapid Acquisition Prototyping Project Office (RAPPO), Counter-small Unmanned Aerial Systems Project Office (C-sUAS) and any other project offices stood up for the RCCTO missions.

Primary duties will include

  • Develops, manages, and/or executes all estimating activities for one or more of the large, most complex and demanding projects. This level of Estimator draws upon extensive experience and exposure to various types of projects and clients.
  • Estimating activities including, but not limited to, assigning estimate team leaders specific scope task in accordance with their best qualified skills and capabilities, utilizing performance measurement techniques to determine levels of deliverable performance, utilizing company estimating software and tools, writing estimate processes and procedures, estimate narratives, leading estimate project teams, and evaluating and conducting performance reviews for assigned staff.
  • He/she is viewed as a fully qualified professional with solid experience and strong management expertise.


  • Acts as the team leader for all estimating task and staff assigned to a contract(s). Ensures that all estimate team members are tasked correctly according to their skill specialty and strongest area of expertise, that all team members apply company estimating practices, techniques, processes and procedures, and apply company policies and assigned project/program practices and procedures. Responsible for leading Principal Estimators, Senior Estimators, Estimators, and Associate Estimators. The Chief Estimator is the estimating team member's assignment manager and may be staff member's functional manager. Ensures that the tasked estimating deliverables meet quality control and quality assurance procedures, best in class estimates for projects and programs assigned.
  • Provides management, guidance, and direction, to all estimate team staff assigned to the project/program.
  • Works directly with project/program management in the management of all project/program estimating staff, manages all estimate deliverables, interviews and approves all project/program estimating staff, establishes minimal estimating staff requirements, presents all estimate deliverables to project/program management and Client staff on behalf of the project/program.
  • Leads all project/program estimate scope requirements and is completely responsible for all project/program estimated probable costs for contracted services. Utilizes knowledge in resources skill sets and durations required to prepare and deliver tasked assignments, and responsible to deliver all estimating products in a timely manner.
  • Oversees, organizes, and manages training and guidance to Principal Estimators, Senior Estimators and Estimators in the preparation, and production of cost estimates using the required company and/or project/program software, estimating tools and equipment.
  • Acts as principal interface with the project/program Engineering Department or other resources. Oversees the preparation and delivery of all estimating products, and manages all estimating staff.
  • Reviews contractual documents and contract modifications to determine reasonableness of estimated probable cost and verifies that all risk and contingencies have been appropriately applied. Quantifies the impacts to contract cost as a matter of contractual commercial terms and conditions of a contract
  • Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field is required and typically 12+ years of related work experience, as well as some experience in a leadership capacity.
  • This position requires that the candidate have an active DOD TS/SCI clearance pre-start. Clearance must be active at time of hire.
  • Previous experience using estimating database supported software.
  • Ability to manage an estimating team that would be required to perform difficult and complex estimating task deliverables typical to the engineering industry projects and programs is required. In addition, excellent written and verbal communication skills, a thorough knowledge of company and project procedures and practices, and a familiarity with typical project controls software such as Primavera scheduling software, Estimate/Schedule Transfer tools, Contract Manager, and DMCS (Document and Materials Control System) is required.
  • Must have a clear understanding of, and ability to work with defense industry documents, drawings and specifications. Must have the ability to administer resource directives and evaluate estimating staff. Must have the ability to develop strong team participation.

Preferred/Desired Skills:

  • Advanced degree in management or related field

Ready for action? We're looking for the kind of people who see this opportunity and don't hesitate to act. Parsons is a leader in the world of Technical Services and Engineering. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who have proven experience tackling some of the greatest challenges. Take your next step and apply today.

Must be able to obtain, maintain and/or currently possess a security clearance.


Posted: 2020-08-27 Expires: 2020-10-08

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Cost Estimator Subject Matter Expert

Parsons Corporation
Huntsville, AL 35801

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