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Jacobs Lead IT Project Estimator IRES - SSFB in Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Your Impact:

The government client requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for any/all positions that will require travel.

Full vaccination (against COVID-19) is defined as: an individual must be either two weeks past the last shot of a two-shot vaccination sequence, or two weeks past the only shot of a one-shot vaccination sequence.

Description of Duties:

The Lead IT Project Estimator supports the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) on the Integrated Research and Development for Enterprise Solutions (IRES) contract. The candidate will:

  • Manage the daily activities of an estimating department for an Information Technology organization.

  • Implement technical estimating standards and procedures and oversees the work of project estimators.

  • Solicit supplier bids and proposals for labor, material and equipment and evaluate proposals to ensure they meet project specifications and budget requirements.

  • Develop process enhancements and coach estimator performance to drive incremental revenue and profits through the bid to order process

  • Drive accuracy and response time improvements through process innovation and implementation

  • Continuously improve estimating processes through analysis of performance metrics and implementation of best practices

  • Have skills & expertise for managing an assigned staff for planning, organization, writing, editing, & production of a cohesive proposal with appropriate disclosures, explanatory responses, & supporting data to justify adequacy, realism, reasonableness, & audit validation

The successful candidate will:

  • Serve as a leader and technical expert in estimating

  • Monitor pricing trends and continuously updates the global estimating community

  • Estimate time, labor, subcontract labor, travel, shipping, IT materials, and product costs to determine the overall cost for IT projects.

  • Be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously using good time management skills.

  • Exhibit a cognitive ownership of their project deliverables and partner with matrixed resources to deliver results according to customer expectations.

  • Be proficient in MS Office with a focus on Word, Excel, Outlook, and Project.

  • Have strong math skills and above average computer skills.

  • Have critical thinking skills with ability to problem solve and make effective decisions.

  • Have above average written and verbal communication skills

This position will be filled at Schriever SFB, Colorado Springs, CO

This position is expected to pay $116,300 - $126,300 annually; depending on experience, education, and any certifications that are directly related to the position.

This position will be posted for a minimum of 3 days. If a candidate has not been selected at that time, it will continue to be posted until a suitable candidate is selected or the position is closed.

Resumes, in month and year format, must be submitted with application in order to be considered for the position. The selected candidate will be assigned as an employee for Jacobs or one of our teammate companies.

Jacobs health and welfare benefits are designed to invest in you, and in the things you care about. Your health. Your well-being. Your security. Your future. Typical benefits offered include flexible work schedules and opportunities to work remotely, educational reimbursement, retirement benefits (401K match), employee stock purchase plan, health benefits, tax saving options, disability benefits, life and accident insurance, voluntary benefits, paid time off and paid holidays, and parental leave.


Here’s What You’ll Need:

Basic Requirements:

Must have one of the following combinations of education and experience: HS Diploma (or GED) and 12 years of general experience; Associate's degree and 10 years of general experience; Bachelor's degree and 8 years of general experience; Master's degree and 6 years of general experience

  • If this position requires travel selected candidate must be willing to provide proof of fully vaccinated (against COVID-19) status? (the process of which must be completed prior to the anticipated start date)

  • Must have 7 years of directly related experience

  • Must have 1 year of experience working in a management or leadership role

  • Must have a thorough understanding of Earned Value Management

  • Must have, or obtain, an active DoD Secret Clearance

Desired Requirements:

  • Have a PMP certification

  • Have an ITIL certification

  • Have experience with Earned Value Management and Cost Account Manager (CAM)

  • Have experience managing high dollar-value projects ranging in complexity

  • Have experience managing geographically separated project teams

  • Have experience managing projects in traditional waterfall and/or agile methodologies

  • Have knowledge of Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) Domain

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf) .