Michael Baker International

Arlington / Alexandria, VA


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

CMD currently provides cost management, cost estimating, value engineering, scheduling and consulting services for new construction and renovation projects ranging from $1 million to $2billion 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. 

Job Description:

This position reports to our Director of Operations. The successful candidate will hold a lead role in the management and execution of cost estimating task orders with MBI clients in the federal market.   

The candidate should have experience providing cost estimating, cost engineering, and related services, plus business background in the federal sector, preferably with the US Department of State, USACE and US Department of Energy.  Successful candidates should have senior level skills and experience in several of the following categories:

·        Cost Estimating

·        Project Management

·        Planning and Scheduling

·        Cost Management Consulting

Position Location   

·        Alexandria/Arlington VA 

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Project management – leadership and management of project teams

  • Management and development of technical work products (cost estimates and related products)

  • Establish and maintain client relationships

  • Develop and edit technical reports

  • Provide status reports and operational briefs to clients and CMD Management

  • Discuss project requirements and procedures with management, production, and marketing staff

  • Coordinate and direct projects, evaluate and oversee resources

  • Perform administrative functions such as reviewing and writing reports, approving expenditures, enforcing rules, and making procurement decisions


Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • Minimum 15+ years’ experience in the A/E/C and construction industry

  • Certification(s) from AACE International, PMI, CMAA or similar organizations

  • 10+ years’ experience with U.S. Government clients, preferably in a Sr. Cost Estimating role

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

  • Business development experience

  • Holds or has the ability to obtain a security clearance

  • Knowledge of cost estimating, construction methods, and related experience

  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principals involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models

  • Knowledge and ability to use cost estimating software such as: MII, PACES, SUCCESS, SAGE/Timberline

  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources

  • Demonstrated people management, performance management, and operations experience


Other Desired Qualifications  

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

  • Overseas Experience on USG Projects

  • Overseas Experience with U.S. based corporations


Contact Information

Interested candidates can apply through  (Requisition ID 171069) or send your resume to