Cost Estimator in Richmond, VA at Johnson Service Group

Date Posted: 6/5/2022

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JobID: 390841

Johnson Service Group (JSG) is currently looking for a Cost Estimator with AspenTech experience. This is a contract opportunity with a world leading chemical company located in Richmond VA.

This is a one year + assignment at an hourly rate up to $68.00

Preferred candidates will have experience in the Petro/Chem or industrial fields. Candidate will be seconded to corporate client and work under their supervision. With general supervision and instruction, candidate will assemble cost estimates based on the client’s and industry best practices in project controls.


  • Understand preliminary documents and drawings to be able to provide high level, order of magnitude budgetary estimates. Able to reconcile between different levels of estimates.
  • Provide estimates for all types of processes using design documents such as P&IDs, scopes, tables, etc...
  • Prepare various windows documents for reporting and reviews with client.
  • Perform material take offs from design drawings if necessary.
  • Able to perform field visits and attend meetings to gain knowledge of construction items at industrial sites.
  • Understand the components of labor rates and labor related indirect field costs.
  • Calculates estimates by using processes, labor availability and productivity, material prices, based on historical data. Utilizing software or excel.
  • Ability to meet project expectations and deadlines for estimate development and completion.
  • Estimates typically include the following disciplines: civil, structural, piping, mechanical, process, electrical, instrumentation, and insulation.
  • Interact with Business Investment Group, Project Team Leaders, Technical Consultants & Engineering firms. Lump Sum & Specialty Contractors in estimate development.
  • Provide various presentations to management when required.


  • Minimum of 3 years of full-time construction cost estimating experience Required!
  • Minimum 5 years of overall estimating + field construction experience
  • Familiar with construction planning/scheduling and cost control
  • Proficient in critical math and grammar skills.
  • 4-year Bachelor of Science degree is highly desired
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel is required
  • Ability to read and interpret design drawings and project documentation
  • Experience with estimating software Aspentech Capital Cost Estimator (ACCE) required.

Johnson Service Group (JSG) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. JSG provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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