BAE Systems Senior Modernization Cost Estimator in Kingsport, Tennessee

BAE Systems, one of the world's largest defense contractors and a stable Fortune 500 Company, is hiring a Senior Modernization Cost Estimator. The Senior Modernization Cost Estimator works with subcontractors, functional leads, operations, procurement and other teammates to develop accurate project estimates for multi-million dollar industrial construction projects. This position is part of a team that knows a little extra effort is needed, but enjoys a balance between work and home life. The Senior Modernization Cost Estimator will support the Modernization Department in the execution of new construction and retrofit projects at the Holston Army Ammunition Plant (HSAAP) and help establish more reliable construction cost estimates. This position will report directly to the Program Manager - Planning and Strategy.

Specific duties and responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Utilizes technology, experience, and intuition to successfully estimate projects that will be submitted to the government and implemented in the Program Objective Memorandum (POM)

  • Responsible for assigned project estimates in totality (e.g., materials takeoff, labor, subcontractors, etc.)

  • Assistsin the presentation of the estimate/proposal

  • Takes the lead in the development of a conceptual estimate/design-builds

  • DevelopsScopes of Work (SOW) for subcontractor solicitationsas well as writing Request for Information (RFI) to industry

  • Advisesand assiststhe Modernization Team on systems improvements/upgrades that will ensure competitive bids are based on meaningful, accurate data

  • Workswith key stakeholders to understand project needs in order to estimate the endeavor (e.g. production, operations, SHE, etc.).

  • Cultivatesrelationships with competent subcontractors and vendors to ensure preferred pricing

  • Conductssite visits to document by photographs, video, or other means the justification of the project

  • Makesfull, detailed quantity and labor takeoffs; preparesaccurate estimates including all elements of material, labor and subcontracts

  • Performsrisk assessment of the project and accounts for identified risks

  • Preparesschedule that outlines the period of performance of the project

  • Establishesways to innovate how estimating is done

  • Clearly and decisively makeseducated decisions in a timely manner

  • Encouragesand listensto ideas/concerns of others, while providing input and understanding

  • Proficiently and knowledgably usesestimating software

  • OverseesCommunications Management and Customer Relations Management

  • Developspoliciesand procedures

Minimum Education And Experience

Bachelor's Degree and 5 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills And Education

Bachelor's degree and 5 years estimating commercial and/or industrial construction projects or equivalent combination of education and experience

Knowledgeable of the common construction industry theories and methodologies

Proficient with Microsoft Office to include MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and MS Project

Proficient with estimating software

Strong technical writing skills

Experience with Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) methodology and justifying the basis of estimate for each task

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BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services. With headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, this Platform and Services Group of BAE Systems employs nearly 11,000 professionals at more than 30 locations worldwide. Platform and Services is a global leader in the design, development, production, and service support of armored combat vehicles, major and minor caliber naval guns and missile launchers, canisters, artillery systems, and intelligent munitions. People are the greatest asset in any Company. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

Senior Modernization Cost Estimator

Kingsport, Tennessee


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