Cost Estimator – Vietnam

Responsible for collecting and analyzing data in order to estimate the time, materials, and labor necessary for the activities related to finalizing the remedial approach and selection of the preferred treatment of technology(ies) for dioxin remediation.


Prepare cost estimates on proposals, projects and studies and ensure that the content of the estimate is complete and accurate.

Reviews and interprets drawings and specifications, defines and estimates project costs (labor, materials, subs, mileage, etc.) with assistance.

Assists in completion and submission of formal estimates as requested and in the format required.

Plan, coordinate, review, verify and analyze all aspects of estimates and estimate presentation before final review. Coordinate and review the variable estimating factors in each area with Engineering, Procurement and Construction.

Provide technical advice and assistance support in the preparation of all levels of estimates ranging in scope and complexity.

Assist the Estimating Manager with an independent assessment of an estimate’s accuracy (upon completion of the estimate and summarization of all detailed man-hours, material, construction and home office costs).

Help prepare CMAR, CMS, Design-Build or Hard-Dollar estimates.

Coordinate the performance of pricing structure development and application to takeoffs, derived quantities, quantity assumption, and cost allowances.

Develop reports for all review processes.

Provide constructability reviews and guidance to the operations team to ensure the preliminary costs of the projects.

Performs other key responsibilities of a similar nature and level as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Engineering, Construction Management, Operations Management, Business Management or related field.

Minimum ten (10) years of experience in related field.

Experience with data based estimating systems.

Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications including Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Proficient written and spoken English skills are required.


Experience in engineering, procurement, and construction for large capital projects preferred.

Cost control and scheduling exposure is a plus.

Experience with USAID-funded projects.


In order to integrate the foreign assistance effort into the community, enhance the skills of the cooperating country’s population, and contribute to the local economy, this position is designated for a Cooperating Country National (CCN), meaning an individual who is a cooperating country citizen, or a non-cooperating country citizen lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the cooperating country.