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E2 Consulting Engineers, Inc. Senior Estimator  in Chicago, Illinois

Senior Estimator

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 limited 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. Oversees the work, resources, and dollars using estimating tools drawing from advanced understanding of project management methodology, project control principles, and hands-on experience with cost estimating software. Leads multiple specialists or analysts, and interfaces with other Lab Project Controls Specialists in the development of templates, serving as a cost estimate tool expert, and advising division/project managers 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

  • Creates and 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 recommending, designing developing, and implementing changes and new systems, striving to make project estimation systems more efficient, effective, and responsive

  • Interfaces with the project’s technical staff, financial staff, project managers and the functional managers on all aspects of cost controls and scheduling, providing a development plan and annual performance goals relating to Lab’s objectives

  • Works with the project’s technical staff, project management, and functional managers to:

  • 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

  • Manage and maintain the project’s Change Control process

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

  • Develop presentations about the project schedules, resources, and project estimates

  • Generates, presents and assists senior managers with progress and presentations pertaining to the project estimates, resources, and project performance

  • Leads in the training and directs junior staff in maintaining the 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 required and Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline desired

  • 13 - 20+ years of Project Controls/ Project Management/Cost Estimation experience

  • 12 - 17+ years in Cost Estimation experience

  • Expert knowledge, skills and abilities with MS Office and Excel including Pivot tables.

  • Expert with Cost Estimation software

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

Applicable Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Demonstrated ability to work well and manage others

  • Demonstrated ability to give direction, assist, and manage others

  • Demonstrated ability to take and follow directions

  • Ability to provide training and mentor others

  • Leads and ensures Cost Estimate standards are being followed

  • Demonstrates Mastery understanding and implementation of GAO-09-3SP GAO Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide and DOE Order 413.3.21A Cost Estimating Guide

  • Experience on DOE projects under DOE O413.3

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Experience leading groups and teams on large projects and ability to work independently

  • Experience leading groups and teams on large projects in a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines, including working in a semi-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-4778

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.