US Army Corps of Engineers is seeking a Civil Cost Engineer

  • 16 Aug 2018 6:00 PM
    Message # 6578545
    ASCE Blog Editor (Administrator)

    Civil (Cost) Engineer

    U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pittsburgh District, Engineering and Construction Division, Technical Design Section, Navigation Design Branch

    Location: Pittsburgh, PA.

    Series and Grade: GS-0810-11/12

    Salary Range: $62,779 to $97,852 per year

    Open Period: 08/14/2018 to 09/04/2018

    Job Announcement Number:  SWGJ189965440804D (public)

    Please see the advertisement posted on for required qualifications and instructions on applying. Create an account on and search the Job Announcement Number.

    The website link to the job posting is:

    Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and an agency determination that a PCS move is in the Government Interest.

    Relocation/Recruitment/Retention/Student Loan Repayment incentive(s) MAY BE authorized to highly qualified candidate.

    About the Position: Serves as a civil engineering specialist with responsibility for developing cost estimates for large and complex civil works systems and components used in civil projects, powerhouses, recreation facilities, navigation projects, and local flood protection projects.

    Your duties will include the following:

    • Develops detailed cost estimates from construction contractors viewpoint requiring a careful analysis and comprehensive evaluation of numerous factors under differing and complicating circumstances.
    • Participate as a member of multi-discipline teams and is responsible for all cost estimates throughout the length a project.
    • Prepares initial estimates for use in developing conceptual proposals, planning alternatives, preliminary designs, additive bid items, modifications, claims, negotiations, awards, terminations, etc.
    • Prepares or coordinates preparation of construction contract networks or schedules.
    • Makes field trips for site investigations and project studies, recommends cost effective changes to features of work.
    • Perform technical cost analysis and evaluations of contractor’s proposals.

    About the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers:

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    Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is an innovative, transformative organization providing engineering solutions to customers worldwide.

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