Minimum Clearance Required to Start:
Sr. Estimator-Disaster Recovery
Nation Wide/United States
Are you looking for a rewarding and flexible job opportunity
that makes a tangible difference in the world? Why not join the
Parsons Disaster Recovery Team? We have been supporting the Federal
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on disaster response and
recovery assignments for over 10 years and offer a wide range of
career opportunities to those looking for that impactful job.
Under multiple contracts, Parsons is providing construction
support services, site assessments, engineer evaluations,
inspections of damaged housing, cost estimates, construction
contractor oversight, housing solution development and design
services on an on-call/casual basis in the wake of natural and
man-made disasters, including acts of terrorism on behalf of
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA) throughout the United States including the
Caribbean and Pacific territories.
Selected Estimators will travel to disaster-impacted locations
to support FEMA in the delivery of the Individual Assistance
Program. They will assist FEMA in developing housing solutions and
overseeing the delivery of housing solutions by FEMA contractors to
The Estimator may also:
Ensure that all estimates comply with company estimating
practices, techniques, processes and procedures.
Deliver quality controlled estimates for projects and programs
Define and delineate project or program scope utilizing a top
down work breakdown structure (WBS), prepares material takeoffs in
accordance with the WBS as defined by concept documents, and design
drawings, plans and specifications.
Develop detailed resource costs for work activities based on the
planned schedule of execution, applies project burdens and indirect
costs, applies dictated fees and taxes, defines costs associated
with contract general conditions, and applies expected margins to
produce a reasonable probable project and/or contract cost.
Develop basis of the estimate (BOE) narrative that clearly
defines estimate methodology, scope, pricing characteristics,
escalation, assumptions, and exclusions such that the customer has
complete understanding of the content and the components of the
delivered estimate of probable cost.
Review estimates delivered by other service providers to
determine compliance with project and/or program procedures,
estimate completeness, accuracy, and technical development and
compliance with best practices.
Review contractual documents and contract modifications to
determine scope of work and/or scope changes, and defines cost and
schedule impacts to the base contract, and to provide written
evaluation and recommendation of reasonable reconciliation and
remediation to project and/or program management staff.
Prepare and summarize task and sub-task estimates, including
resource rates and/or unit cost to perform parametric order of
magnitude cost estimates when detailed estimate development is not
necessary or time does not permit that level of detail.
Define scope and quantification for vendors and subcontractors
necessary to obtain correct and competitive pricing for materials,
equipment, and services required to complete an estimate of
reasonable probable cost. Documents telephone, email, web and
written bids and quotations complete with contractual terms and
conditions, shipping cost and terms, transfer of title and terms of
contract payment and completion.
Bachelor's degree in engineering or construction-related
Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in field of
Demonstrated knowledge of modern construction industry practices
and experience managing construction projects
Experience with modern construction practice, site assessments,
construction inspection, project scope development and cost
Working knowledge of engineering and construction processes,
International Building Code, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA),
and other governmental regulatory compliance
Knowledge and understanding of FEMA Individual Assistance
Program law, regulation and policy is preferred
Excellent verbal communication and writing skill
Must be computer literate and proficient with MS Office Suite
applications (Word, Excel)
Must be able to work both independently and in a team
environment and under stressful conditions
Valid driver's license required
Prior FEMA disaster response and recovery experience is strongly
Minimum Requirements/Certifications: Candidates selected must be
U.S. Citizens and able to successfully pass a Federal background
investigation, to include financial and criminal history.
Successful candidates must be able to mobilize on short notice and
commit to a 3-6 month assignment in remote locations working in
excess of 50 hours per week.
The initial work for FEMA can be 10-12 hours per day (typically
compensated at straight time rate), 6-7 days per week. Rotations
home of 3-5 days approximately every 30 days or so, are provided to
each deployed staff as approved by FEMA management. Most expenses,
i.e., travel, per diem (food and lodging), are covered by the
project and reimbursed directly to the deployed staff in a timely
Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to
diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected
Veteran/LGBTQ+. All qualified applicants will receive consideration
for employment without regard to an individuals race, color,
religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy,
employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic
information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by
all applicable laws.