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Posted by: Louis Berger Services on Jun 03, 2023



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Sr. Pricing and Estimating Manager

Who We Are - Louis Berger Services (LBS)

We are Louis Berger Services (LBS) and we specialize in operational excellence for defense mission and public critical infrastructure and facilities, globally. We offer turnkey operation and management solutions to reduce risk and life-cycle costs. As people-focused, safety-minded collaborators we are committed to unlocking the potential held by a workforce that is as diverse as the communities we serve. Join us and be involved in projects in our growing organization that partners with national, state, and local government agencies, multilateral institutions and commercial industry clients.

At the core of everything we do are our values: safety, ethics, respect, value, inclusion, community and excellence. These values are instilled into all of our relationships, projects, programs, and activities enabling us to provide solutions that have a positive impact on society.

Louis Berger Services, member of WSP USA, is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The Senior Pricing and Estimating Manager will complete a wide variety of difficult and complex pricing and estimating activities for large and small projects. The Sr. Pricing and Estimating Manager at this level utilizes his/her broad experience, expertise, and exposure to various types of company projects and clients, and regularly exercises his/her familiarity of company and project practices and procedures.

NOTE: Greenville, SC and Washington, DC area candidates - this will be a Hybrid role if you are within 60 minutes of an Louis Berger office location.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Will lead and manage the pricing and estimating team for Defense and Logistics Leads the pricing strategy for key opportunities pursued by the company. Utilizes input from the capture manager, debriefs on previous bids, and any other external and internal factors to determine the correct pricing strategy for any given opportunity. Ensures that the most up to date FPR's and internal pricing policies are used on all opportunities. Responsible for developing pricing narratives when required by the client. Ensures that all pricing and estimating products are compliant with the RFP requirements and free from error. Provides guidance, direction, and specialized assistance for the resolution of difficult and complex estimating problems. Assists project management with preparation of schedules for estimate preparation, review, and publication. May lead a small team of estimators who are qualified to perform capital cost estimating. Prepares material takeoffs on the most complex projects, drawings, and plans. Reviews takeoffs provided by the Engineering Department and checks for mathematical and technical accuracy. Prepares detailed breakdown of components and elements of estimates for systems and subsystems. Reviews contractual documents and contract modifications to determine scope of work and scope changes. Prepares and summarizes task and subtask estimates, including rate and unit cost determination and performing mathematical calculations by applying standard factors. Assigns material costs and staffing costs to the takeoffs. Accumulates, evaluates, and documents historical cost data and construction procedures and methods in order to maintain current estimating standards and databases. Provides training and guidance to assigned personnel in the preparation, revision, and production of cost estimates. Reviews work of subordinate personnel for quality, clarity, and application. Participates in client presentations as required. Estimates labor and material costs of production and engineering in response to Request for Proposal data submitted by prospective customers. The cost estimator will develop, maintain, and update cost estimates for client projects/programs including the following duties: Assess risks and schedule; align Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) elements. Use cost tools/software. Apply data from a published database such as RS Means and document the estimates. Develop, maintain, and update cost estimates such as Independent Cost Estimates (ICEs), Independent Cost Analyses (ICAs), Sufficiency Reviews (SRs), Cost Excursions, Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM), Should Cost Estimates, and responses to what-if requests Identify and record data/information required by the cost estimating software involved, as required Analyze subcontractor cost estimates to ensure consistency with Government cost estimating procedures Prepare basis of estimate Develop Estimate Plans and the Basis of Estimate (BOE), risks and crosscheck major WBS elements or cost drivers and record all analysis results supporting the BOE Gather, assess and record cost, technical and programmatic data in support of cost estimates Facilitate estimate kick-off meeting with Project Team Develop and maintain standard material and labor units for their location Obtain relevant craft productivity, wage rates and construction in-directs by working with field services and other entities Compiles the estimates and associated pricing including those for incremental project work packages and project changes affecting the total installed cost of the project (TIC) Work with the Technical discipline leads and project groups Provides explanations of significant differences and appropriate benchmark data Conducts cost risk analysis as appropriate for type of estimate - Monte Carlo Structures estimates to reflect cost coding per Project Execution Plan Maintain a database of estimating information to allow statistical analysis Understand and abide by the standards set forth for ethical behavior and integrity as detailed in the Code of Business Conduct Perform all other duties as prescribed by management REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must have exceptional presentation skills; experience presenting to clients and management at all levels Flexibility and willingness to travel Proficiency with cost models Knowledge of commonly used budgetary methods, practices, procedures, regulations, policies, and processes to formulate, justify, and execute budgets and financial goals in support of the mission, structure, goals, work processes, and programs of the organization Skills in identifying and analyzing cost effectiveness relationships between all aspects of financial management which are subject to significant and continuing flux over time MS-Windows and MS-Office applications expertise Sensitivity for highly confidential matters is essential. Excellent written and oral communication skills, problem solving skills, and an ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously are ideal qualifications. Independent judgment is required to plan, prioritize and organize a diversified workload Keen attention to detail and self-motivation are a must. The candidate must be dependable, consistently at work, and on time, follows instructions well, listens well to instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance A demonstrated ability to monitor their own work to ensure accuracy and quality is essential Must be authorized to work in the US or will be authorized by the successful candidate's start date EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE: Minimum 10-12 years of pricing and estimating experience required in supporting government organizations to include DoD, DoS Experience supporting both CONUS and OCONUS projects BA/BS degree in engineering, construction management or related degree is preferred Minimum 7 years' experience in a management position leading a Pricing and Estimating department Additional Requirements Louis Berger Services, member of WSP USA, is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. Additional Details Required Education: Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Experience Minimum Years Experience: 10+ years Travel Required: N/A - No travel required Job Status: Regular Employee Type: Full Primary Location: REMOTE - SD All locations: US-DC-Washington, US-Remote, US-SC-Greenville

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About Louis Berger Services

At the core of everything we do is our guarantee to provide solutions that have a positive impact on society. Serving as a trusted partner to national, state and local government agencies; multilateral institutions and commercial industry clients worldwide, we help clients solve their most complex challenges. Our Services: We have specialized expertise in operating large, mission-essential facilities, including airfield services, logistics, heavy vehicle maintenance and fueling for the defense and security industries.

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