Cost Estimator

Michael Baker International - Alexandria, VA

Michael Baker International is a leading provider of engineering, development, intelligence and technology solutions with global reach and mobility. The firm offers a comprehensive range of innovative services and solutions in support of federal, state, and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of private development and commercial clients. Michael Baker International’s focus is on the safety and security of people across the world through planning and engineering improvements to infrastructure and the environment, and through protection of our quality of life and freedom in support of national and international security. With more than $1 billion in annual revenue, Michael Baker International has more than 5,000 employees in over 80 offices located across the U.S. and internationally, and is ranked as the 26th largest design firm in the U.S. by Engineering News Record (ENR). Michael Baker International’s Mission is to make a difference by providing innovative solutions to sustain the future and further the safety, security and quality of life for people across the globe by providing the highest level of expertise, unmatched quality and effective project teams for a diverse range of projects and clients. Michael Baker International offers excellent benefit packages that includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Additional Paid Time Off, Flex-Time, 401-K Retirement Plan, Tuition Reimbursement and Employee Credit Union. To learn more, please visit us on the web at . Michael Baker International is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/Disability/Veteran/e-Verify Employer


Supported by more than 3,000 employees in nearly 100 locations across the United States, we provide a full continuum of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management. Our clients include U.S. federal, state and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients. Michael Baker is committed to delivering a standard of excellence that fosters a culture of innovation, collaboration and technological advancement to help solve our clients' complex challenges.


Michael Baker International’s Cost Management group provides cost engineering and cost management services to clients in the federal, state and private sector markets. Our certified and credentialed cost engineers and cost estimators routinely support the planning, design and construction of domestic and international construction and environmental projects for the Department of State, Department of Defense, civilian federal agencies, and state/local municipalities. Our team is highly proficient with current, customer-preferred software, including MII®, PACES®, P6®, Sage Estimating®, and SUCCESS®.


Michael Baker International is seeking energetic, experienced individuals with entrepreneurial vision, business development acumen, and operational experience to join its growing Cost Management business unit.

Cost Management provides cost management, cost estimating, value engineering, scheduling and consulting services for new construction and renovation projects ranging from $1 million to $5 billion in construction costs. Clients include federal agencies (Dept. of State, US Army Corps of Engineers, DOE/NNSA and DHS), architects, engineers and private corporations. Projects include specialized facilities, administrative buildings, hospitals, diplomatic facilities, museums, commercial buildings, schools and infrastructure located in over 120 countries. We are poised for significant growth and expanding our capabilities in cost engineering, project controls, risk management, and other related cost management services.

This position reports to our Director of Operations. The successful candidate will provide cost estimating services as part of a cost management team working for a federal agencies, state/municipal and private sector clients. The position is based in Alexandria, VA.

The ideal candidate will have experience providing cost estimating, cost analysis, and related services on CONUS and OCONUS projects, plus a background working in the federal sector, preferably with the US Department of State, USACE and US Department of Energy. Successful candidates should have advanced level skills and experience in several of the following categories:

Cost Estimating

Project Management/Team Leadership

Planning and Scheduling

Constructability Analysis

Creation and development of technical work products (cost estimates and related products)

Develop and edit technical reports

Communications and Reporting

Establish and maintain client relationships


Minimum 3 years’ experience in the A/E or construction industry

1 year experience with U.S. Government clients, preferably in a Cost Estimating role

Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Architecture, Engineering or related fields

Client management experience

Holds or can obtain a security clearance

Demonstrated knowledge of cost estimating principals and procedures, construction methods, and related industry experience

Demonstrated knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principals involved in understanding and use of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models

Demonstrated knowledge and ability to use cost estimating software such as: MII, PACES, SUCCESS, SAGE/Timberline, PlanSwift OTO and others


Existing contacts within U.S. Federal Government based A/E/C community

Overseas Experience on U.S. Federal Government projects and/or U.S. based corporations

Certification(s) or the ability to obtain one from AACE International, PMI, CMAA or similar organizations

Michael Baker International is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Michael Baker International provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. Michael Baker International maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified and all will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

EEO is the Law. Applicants to and employees of Michael Baker International are protected under Federal law from discrimination.