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Parsons Corporation Construction Estimator - Civil in Westminster, Colorado

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Job Description:

Ready to put your estimating expertise to work on marquee infrastructure projects that will change the fabric of our community? Would you enjoy being involved on a wide variety of estimation tasks on large scale, complex projects? Parsons is now hiring a Principal Estimator for our rapidly expanding portfolio of projects.

Parsons extensive experience in this field combined with your strong estimating experience and engineering knowledge will propel your career forward with opportunity to lead teams. We need our Estimators at this level to be fully qualified professionals with solid experience, and perform as a task leader in estimating activities. As a lead member of the Estimating team, you will ensure 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 demonstrate familiarity in apply ing Parsons company policies and assigned project/program practices and procedures. You will be responsible for providing technical guidance to Senior Estimators, Estimators, and Associate Estimators. You will ensure that the tasked estimating team delivers quality controlled, best in class estimates for projects and programs that he/she is assigned as task leader.


Provides guidance, direction, and specialized assistance to an estimate team tasked to resolve difficult and complex estimating problems on tasks assigned.

Assists project/program management with preparation of schedules for estimate preparation, defining resource requirements for estimate deliverables, review of Client task request for estimate deliverables, and documents and publication involving impacts to probable project/program cost.

Leads estimate task teams who are tasked to perform probable cost estimates for products and services that may be contracted and delivered by comp any, or that the Client may solicit in the open market.

Utilizes knowledge in resources skills sets and durations required to prepare and deliver task assigned.

Assigns a team of estimators to prepare material takeoffs for the most complex projects, drawings, plans and specifications. Reviews takeoffs provided by the estimate task team, the Engineering Department or other sources, and checks for mathematical and technical accuracy.

Oversees the preparation of top down work breakdown structures (WBS) defining tasked estimate scope, work elements, major project components and subsystems, and assign appropriate estimate staff to each element of the estimate by system and subsystem. Reviews contractual documents and contract modifications to determine scope of work and scope changes.

Quantifies the impacts to contract cost as a matter of contractual commercial terms and conditions based on stipulations given in the general conditions and commercial terms section of a contract.

Defines contract risk and establishes contract cost exposure and probability due to the identified risk. Determines potential risk mitigation measures that could minimize contract risk without the inclusion of contract contingency. Develops recommended contingency for those risk that may not be able to be mitigated by other means.

Reviews and determines the accuracy of estimate resources and productivity including; labor and equipment rates, crew development, production rates, efficiencies, material pricing and job condition cost to deliver reasonable estimates of probable contract cost. Establishes an atmosphere with vendors and suppliers conducive to obtaining competitive bids and quotations for materials, systems, subsystems, and services that may be required to deliver complete contract scope.

Manages and leads the accumulation, evaluation, and documentation of historical cost data, inclusive of construction location, site conditions and restrictions, cont ract terms, contract execution plan, procedures and methods in order to maintain current estimating database information and cost data.

Oversees, organizes and manages training and guidance to Senior Estimators and Estimators in the preparation and production of cost estimates using the required company, project/program software, estimating tools and equipment.

Manages the development of Client visual and oral presentations in the appropriate media, and conducts clear and specific client presentations as required by project/program management team.

Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.


Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Construction Management or related field (or equivalent experience)

10+ years of related work experience involving typical estimating activities

Previous experience using estimating database supported software

Ability to lead an estimate team that is required to perform difficult and complex estimating activities typical to the engineering and construction industry projects and programs is required

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Knowledge of company and project procedures and practices

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, construction contract commercial documents, drawings and specifications, and be qualified to be a project/program estimate team leader

This position pays a minimum annual salary of $98,800.00 and a maximum annual salary of $172,900.00.

Benefits for this position include: medical, dental, vision, paid time off, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) and 401K.

The position may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by federal, state, provincial or local mandates or customer requirements.

About Us

Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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