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Cost Estimator 

Category Construction  

We are seeking a Cost Estimator in Norfolk, VA


The Cost Estimator will perform bottoms up costing of large construction jobs ranging from $20M to $200M.

Additional Responsibilities Include, but are not Limited To:

  • Provide independent, timely, and professional cost engineering support and services; provide consultation for the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of facilities; supporting the Navy, Marine Corps, and other Supported Commands including:
    • Minor works projects.
    • Specific projects and special projects.
    • Military construction (MILCON).
    • Demolition.
    • Maintenance.
    • Space utilization and facilities development.
  • Utilize knowledge of engineering and architecture as it relates to cost.
  • Participate in the planning, budgeting, designing, and construction of substantial new construction, renovation, and improvement projects for a variety of complex military construction projects.
  • Participate in conferences with project stakeholders and collaborate with other engineering and architectural disciplines to ensure system coordination and integration with specific project requirements.
  • Assist with proposal development, if necessary.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.
Position Requirements


  • Three (3) to five (5) years’ field design or construction experience.
  • Five (5) years’ cost engineering experience.
  • Conduct studies and analysis of requirements for cost, labor, and/or materials; evaluation and advice on cost estimates and contract change orders.



  • Bachelor's or Master's degree accredited by Accreditation Board for Engineers and Technology (ABET) or National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) in one of the following: electrical, mechanical, civil engineering or architecture.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Certification as a Certified Cost Professional (CCP) as issued by the American Association of Cost Engineers or a Certification as a Certified Cost Engineer (CCE) issued by the DOD is desirable.


Other Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Must be able to effectively communicate with customer and fulfill all duties and responsibilities as listed in the contract.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite including, but not limited to: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Professional knowledge and skill in applying the theories, concepts, principles, computer system applications, and methodology of any one of the following engineering/architectural sciences: Architecture, Civil, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering, relevant to the full range of construction activities.
  • Knowledge of DoD and Navy cost engineering criteria and policy.
  • Knowledge of local, state, federal, and foreign country laws, codes, and other statutory requirements affecting cost engineering design throughout the NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic AOR.
  • Knowledge of related architectural and engineering fields and their associated impacts as related to cost engineering design.
  • Knowledge and experience with Autodesk software, Microsoft Office products, cost engineering software and other applicable DoD computer systems and software used by the Command.
  • Professional knowledge of cost engineering concepts, theories, principles, practices, and techniques necessary to plan, design, construct and maintain a wide range of shore-based engineering projects.
  • Knowledge of budgeting, planning and project management techniques, including the ability to coordinate the work of others and lead teams.
  • Knowledge of and skill to work in full compliance with Safety Policy and Guidance, to include use of personal protective equipment.
  • Ability to produce results of analysis in writing; consolidate findings of others; and evaluate recommendations and facts.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to make oral presentations of proposed designs and results of studies.


Security Clearance: Ability to obtain a NACI/T1 clearance.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:

  • Pursuant to Executive Order 14042, you must be able to meet the workplace safety protocol standards which require all federal contractors and subcontractors to be fully vaccinated by December 8, 2021.
    • If you cannot meet these protocols, you must submit for a legal accommodation due to a disability (which would include medical conditions) or because of a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Approval of legal accommodations is not guaranteed.


US Citizenship: This position supports a U.S. Government Contract whose terms require Sawdey Solution Services to staff it only with U.S. Citizens.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Req Number CON-21-00009  
Location Norfolk, VA  
About the Organization Here at Sawdey Solution Services, Inc., an ISO 9001-14001 certified and CMMI-SVC v2 Level 3 appraised corporate headquarters, we have built a nationwide and global footprint by providing innovative, cross-disciplined professional services, engineering, and cyber solutions to Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Agencies, and commercial customers. Operating successfully since 2001, we are a Woman Owned/Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (WOSB/SDVOSB). Our mission is to provide employees with the best experience in a people focused, continuous process improvement environment. We are extremely proud of the culture we have created and encourage all prospective applicants to take a look at what other applicants and employees are saying about us:

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What We Offer:

Whether you are a transitioning service member or are an experienced government contracting professional, Sawdey Solution Services, Inc. offers a strong benefits package that extends beyond compensation. In addition to our healthcare plans, we also have benefits that encourage work/life balance, support your retirement goals, and aid in achieving not only your career goals, but your educational and training goals as well.

Don't just take our word (and others' words) for it… We invite you to come experience the Sawdey difference for yourself!

EOE Statement We are a Disabled-Veterans-41 CFR 60 1.4, Equal Opportunity Employer. Devoted to creating a diverse and friendly workplace, we do not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, physical or mental disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, or veteran status. Our goals and beliefs are that diverse backgrounds and experiences empower and enable us to offer our customers an unmatched level of service. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply!  
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