Cost Estimator - United States - Remote

Grant Leading Technology (GLT) is looking for an experienced Cost Estimator to provide expert cost analysis services for our clients. In this role, the candidate will be required to take customer requirements, conduct research and analysis to create comprehensive total cost for procuring and installing those requirements. Duties will be completed remotely (work from home), and hours will be Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30 pm EST. In addition, will be responsible for the following:

Ideally we are targeting someone with Commercial / Government experience estimating office renovations and/or relocations or remodeling or Tenant Improvement or Fit outs. 

  • Perform a wide variety of cost analysis and estimation for commercial and government clients in the aviation industry in support of acquisition programs
  • Provide analytical solutions, including development of program life cycle cost estimates (LCCEs), alternative analyses, economic analysis, and other business case documentation
  • Perform data collection and analysis, life cycle cost estimating, model development, cost risk analysis, affordability assessments, cost-benefit analysis, and other technical analyses as needed
  • Contribute effectively to working groups through oral and written communication and cooperative working relationships, work closely with stakeholders
  • Prepare work to be estimated by gathering proposals, specifications, and related documents
  • Identify acquisition and execution costs for design, construction, and furniture requirements using known and unknown basis of estimates
  • Develop basis of estimates and standard framework documents for cost estimating policy for previously unknown or undocumented costs
  • Develop Rough Order Magnitude (ROM) and Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE)
  • Resolve discrepancies between estimates and actual proposals
  • Maintain cost database by entering and backing up data
  • Develop cost estimating plans that serve as requirements planning documentation for government lease acquisition.
  • Read and analyze documentation and blueprints in order to give accurate material, cost, time and labor estimates
  • Prepare special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in business, finance, economics, math, engineering, or operations research
  • Prefer to have someone that is able to perform Monte Carlo Simulations
  • Must have knowledge and expertise using RS Means
  • Experience in cost analysis and proficiency in use of cost estimating and risk tools such as ACEIT, SEER-SEM, @RISK and Crystal Ball
  • Experience in performing Initial Investment Decision and Final Investment Decision estimates
  • Proven experience managing construction projects, manufacturing product or other services to determine the cost estimate for bidding or service in these or other areas.
  • Analyzing Information, Estimating, Planning, Reporting Research Results, Strategic Planning, Requirements Analysis
  • Attention to Detail
  • High level of critical thinking and problem solving
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work well under pressure and multi-task
  • High level of proficiency with MS Excel and other MS Office products
  • Strong analytical background and good interpersonal skills. Years of required experience vary based on specific position requirements
  • Must meet eligibility requirements for a US Public Trust security clearance

Preferred Skills

  • Master’s degree is desired
  • Preference given to candidate with knowledge of government acquisition processes and experience in the development of models and databases
  • Knowledge of SAGE
  • Experience developing furniture cost estimates a plus
  • Preferred experience in developing Government Cost Estimates

Salary Range: $100,000 - $130,000

About Grant Leading Technology:  

Grant Leading Technology (GLT) is a verified Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) government contracting firm. GLT provides expert knowledge and skills to deliver agile enterprise solutions and innovative technologies to our clients at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and other federal and state agencies. We possess exceptional capabilities including, but not limited to, project management, cyber security, construction management, design, and management technology. GLT has been recognized for three consecutive years by Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America.   

Our employees are at the heart of GLT’s success. We value and fully embrace the diversity of individuals and ideas within our workforce. GLT provides a competitive compensation package with benefits that are immediately available. Our base healthcare plan is 100% employer paid and our 401k plan is immediately vested. We also offer paid time off, 11 federal holidays, short/long-term disability, 401k matching, and opportunities for professional development. 

This is a remote position. 

*Grant Leading Technology is an “equal opportunity employer”. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided to those who are unable to utilize our online application system due to a disability. Please email with the subject line “Accommodation”


Job Profile


North America


United States


Competitive compensation package Healthcare plan Paid Time Off


ACEIT Analytical Analyzing Information Attention to detail Construction Management Cost analysis Cost-Benefit Analysis Cost Estimation Cost Risk Analysis Critical thinking Crystal Ball Data analysis Economic analysis Estimating Financial analysis Manufacturing Monte Carlo Simulations MS Excel Planning Project Management Reporting Research Results Requirements analysis Risk Risk Analysis RS Means SEER-SEM Strategic planning

  • Analyze blueprints
  • Analyze documentation and blueprints
  • Conduct research and analysis
  • Cost Analysis
  • Data Collection
  • Develop cost estimating plans
  • Maintain cost database
  • Model Development
  • Prepare estimates
  • Prepare reports
  • Prepare special reports
  • Resolve discrepancies
  • Risk analysis

Bachelor's degree in Business Economics Engineering Finance Math Operations research


Must meet eligibility requirements for a US Public Trust security clearance


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