Job Overview


About the Agency

One position is with the Department of Energy, Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center. The EMCBC is located in Cincinnati, home of the 2015 MLB All Star game. The mission of the Office of Environmental Management (EM) is to complete the safe cleanup of the environmental legacy brought about from five decades of nuclear weapons development and government-sponsored nuclear energy research. Two positions are with the Savannah River site. DOE-Savannah River Operations Office is located in Aiken, S. C. The largest city close to the site is Augusta, GA - "Home of the Masters Golf Tournament."

At the full performance level, a successful candidate in this position will serve as a Cost Estimator, providing a wide range of cost and schedule estimation and cost analysis functions in support of the EM mission.


As a Cost Estimator at the full performance level, you will:

  • Develop independent government cost and schedule estimates for proposed environmental cleanup acquisitions
  • Develop programmatic life-cycle cost estimates or project cost estimates to support environmental cleanup programs
  • Evaluate the validity and accuracy of cost estimates prepared by contractors for proposed projects
  • Coordinates cost estimating work with engineering and technical disciplines, planning teams, independent project teams, procurement teams, source evaluation boards, and construction management specialists
  • Applies risk management processes to conduct risk planning, assessment, identification, and perform risk analysis to assess cost and schedule risk for any DOE or EM cleanup program or project
  • Performs Life-cycle cost analyses (LCCA) to assess the total cost of facility ownership or evaluate the overall costs of project alternatives necessary to select the design that ensures the project will provide the lowest overall cost of ownership consistent with its quality and function
  • Conducts variance analyses to understand why actual project costs deviated from estimated program or project costs
  • Forecasts price trends, economic factors, and efficiencies in production

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • 1 to 5 days per month

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses may be paid in accordance with Federal Travel Regulations, pending funding availability.