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Jacobs Cost Estimator in St. Louis, Missouri

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we’re transforming intangible ideas into creative solutions designing the future - today. As Cost Estimator, you will too.

The Cost Estimator will support our government client at their Site in St Louis, MO. The ideal candidate will provide experienced professional cost estimating support (e.g., certified cost estimator credential) for project implementation programs, manage and maintain major annual project budget.


  • Develops all programming, budget, and implementation documentation that supports major construction efforts culminating in projects.

  • Develops and/or validate all project cost estimates for program and use expertise to input updates in DoD-mandated BUILDER software.

  • Researches and validates documentation justifying funding sources for projects.

  • Prepares presentations to justify proposed project cost estimates to senior ownership and identify and analyze alternatives leading to recommended courses of action that satisfy facility project cost requirements.

  • Provides clear and concise reports detailing methodology used, options considered, and recommended ways forward.

  • Develops and maintains all cost data collected from relevant projects (past, current, future) in a cost library database, or equivalent electronic platform, which shall be capable of easy use by facilities engineers to develop Independent Government Cost Estimates (IGCE).


Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Holds an active TS/SCI clearance

  • 7+ Years Related Experience

  • General knowledge of the Department of Defense

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience within related field.

Ideally, you'll need:

  • Comprehensive computer knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Office programs.

  • Additional skills include the following: briefing skills, project management, organizational and communication skills.

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) .

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.