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E2 Consulting Engineers, Inc. Estimator  in Chicago, Illinois


About the OrganizationE2 Consulting Engineers, Inc. (E2)is a professional services firm established in 1988 specializing in a full spectrum of engineering services including, project engineering and design, federal base operations and infrastructure support services, gas pipeline construction and inspection services, environmental consulting and remediation, and information technology services. At E2, we value safety, innovation and collaboration, and we are dedicated to excellence.


Under general direction, responsible for planning and implementing highly complex cost estimate project control functions and systems for various size and types of projects conditional on requirements as defined by DOE and the Directorate. Estimates the work, resources, and dollars using estimating tools drawing from an understanding of project management methodology, project control principles, and hands-on experience with cost estimating software. Works with multiple specialists or analysts, and interfaces with other Lab Project Controls Specialists in the utilization of templates and working with Senior estimators on the trends and progress of their plans and estimates.


  • Working with senior line management, project managers, and project teams, develops, implements, and maintains the project controls system estimates and the project Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

  • Ensure that the project complies with DOE and Fermilab project controls system requirements

  • Utilizing FNAL Project Controls (PC) tools standards; develop, implement, and maintain the PC System cost estimates

  • Performs project cost estimate data analysis in conjunction with the Control Account Managers (CAM) and trend projections, develops metrics to analyze and processes updates to the Estimate to Complete (ETC) and EAC and implementing baseline revisions

  • Provides and participates in project start-up to completion preparing proposals and developing detailed project controls plans, statements of work, and other types of planning documents on highly complex projects with substantial scope and high level of risk

  • Implements proposed contracts with respect to cost estimation requirements imposed on subcontractors; interfacing with Lab managers in monitoring and directing their efforts; participates in meetings involving cost estimation, maintenance and revisions of subcontractors.

  • Conducts risk analyses and assessments; identifies high-risk issues that could impact project success and recommends solutions

  • Analyzes and evaluates existing systems and providing feedback for changes and new systems, striving to make project estimation systems more efficient, effective, and responsive

  • Works with the project’s technical staff, project management, and functional managers to: o Develop resource needs (Labor and M&S) and the project’s Basis of Estimate (BOE); for incorporation to the schedule and baseline

  • Process ETC updates to generate the project’s EAC

  • Maintain the project’s Change Control process

  • Develop project’s cost estimates, monthly status and performance reporting

  • Provides information about the project schedules, resources, and project estimates

  • Assists senior managers with progress and presentations pertaining to the project estimates, resources, and project performance

  • Provides correct application and implementation of cost estimation as defined by DOE Order 413.3; provides supervision to staff members within the project controls functions

  • Other duties as assigned

  • Abides by and is responsible for performing all duties in accordance with all environmental, health and safety regulations and practices pertinent to this position

  • Respect, understand and value individual differences that embody the principles of diversity

  • Abide by all environmental, safety, and health regulations

  • Work may require up to 10% project travel

Number of Openings1

Position Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 4 - 11+ years of Project Controls/ Project Management/Cost Estimation experience

  • 4 - 9+ years in Cost Estimation experience

  • Experience with MS Office and Excel including Pivot tables

  • Experience with Cost Estimation software

  • Project Controls/Project Management certification(s) are desirable

Applicable Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Ability to work well with others

  • Ability to take and follow directions

  • Follows Cost Estimate standards

  • Understands and implements GAO-09-3SP GAO Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide and DOE Order 413.3.21A Cost Estimating Guide

  • Good communication skills

  • Experience with groups and teams on large projects and ability to work with general supervision

  • Ability to work with general supervision and meet deadlines, including working in asemi - structured environment with the ability to develop and implement new processes and procedures

  • Ability to effectively communicate and work with both technical and non-technical staff

BenefitsE2 offers an excellent benefits package including health, dental, vision, and life insurance, 401(k) with employer match, paid time off. Qualified candidates only please submit your resume.

Candidate InformationPreferred method of application is through our online job system.

SolicitationPlease no solicitation of any kind from agencies, staffing, or recruiting firms.


Close Date3/11/2021


Req NumberIL-4777

Open Date2/23/2021

LocationChicago, IL

EOE StatementE2 Consulting Engineers is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you need accommodation or alternate method of resume submittal, please contact Cindy Wilson at (706) 288-7771.

This position is currently accepting applications.