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Cost Estimator 

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Req Number KTS17-0050  
Category Accounting/Finance  
Division Koniag Technology Solutions, Inc.  
Location KTS Huntsville  

Koniag Technology Solutions is seeking a Cost Estimator to work with our client in the Washington, DC area. This position requires a TOP SECRET CLEARANCE.

This is a direct, full time position supporting KTS and our government client.

We offer competitive compensation and an extraordinary benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance, 401K with company matching, flexible spending accounts, 11 paid holidays, 3 weeks paid time off, and more.

The Cost Estimator will support FBI related construction, design/build, and architecture and engineering projects involving the FBI following areas. This position description provides a baseline of areas. However, this list does not restrict performance requested on other related assignments.

Essential Functions, Responsibilities & Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Analyzes drawings and other documentation to prepare time, cost, materials, and labor estimates
  • Assesses cost effectiveness of products, projects or services, tracking actual costs relative to contract award costs as the project develops.
  • Consults with clients, vendors, personnel in other departments or construction foremen to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues.
  • Confers with engineers, architects, owners, contractors and subcontractors on changes and adjustments to cost estimates.
  • Prepares estimates used by management for purposes such as planning, organizing, and scheduling work.
  • Prepares estimates for use in selecting vendors or subcontractors.
  • Identifying and quantifying cost factors, such as production time and raw material, equipment, and labor expenses.
  • Traveling to job sites to gather information on materials needed, labor requirements, and other factors.
  • Reading drawings and technical documents to prepare estimates.
  • Collaborating with engineers, architects, owners, and contractors on estimates.
  • Using sophisticated computer software to calculate estimates.
  • Evaluating a product’s cost effectiveness or profitability.
  • Recommending ways to make a product more cost effective or profitable.
  • Preparing estimates for the government agent and other Program Managers.
  • Assists in developing cost documents such as project management plans for the duration of the project. Responds to cost needs for the duration of the project.
  • Accurately predicts the cost, size, and duration of future construction and manufacturing projects.
  • Analyzing many inputs in order to determine how much time, money, and labor a project needs and how profitable it will be.
  • Using computer software, including databases, to simulate building construction.
  • Calculating the cost of the construction phase for which the contractor is responsible.
  • Identifying the direct costs, such as the cost of raw materials and the cost of labor, and set a timeline for how long the project will take.
Position Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in an area such as economics, mathematics, building science, statistics, construction management, production management, accounting, finance or engineering.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience as a planner/scheduler on construction projects.
  • Hold industry recognized certification such as a Certified Cost Professional (CCP), Earned Value Professional (EVP), Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP), Project Management Institute-Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP), etc.
  • Excellent IT and math skills.
  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • The ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Good project management skills.
  • Have a keen sense of business acumen and awareness.
  • An understanding of the importance of data confidentiality.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • The ability to organize work and meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of regulations, price trends and exchange rates in building construction and associated trades.
  • Experience using industry software products used for cost estimating activities.
  • Secret Clearance is required

Our Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The company is an equal opportunity employer. The company shall not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity (except where gender is a bona fide occupational qualification), national origin, age, disability, military/veteran status, marital status, genetic information or any other factor protected by law. We are committed to equal employment opportunity in all decisions related to employment, promotion, wages, benefits and all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment.

The company is dedicated to seeking all qualified applicants. If you require an accommodation to navigate or to apply to a position on our website, please contact Heaven Wood via e-mail at or by calling 703-488-9377 to request accommodations.

Travel Requirements Occasional
Security Clearance Secret  
About our Company

Offering innovative and cutting edge IT solutions, Koniag Technology Solutions is uniquely positioned in the federal marketplace. An ANC program combined with the full corporate support of Koniag Inc.’s Government Services Sector, KTS is backed by a full range of industry partners. Innovative technology, highly qualified professionals and proven processes are the hallmarks of KTS. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional service to our clients and maintaining a supportive environment for team members and partners. 


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