Chickasaw Nation Industries


Job Locations US-OK-McAlester
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The Estimator identifies and analyzes cost factors for Picatinny Arsenal building projects using inputs such as production time, raw material needs, and equipment / labor expenses.  Utilizing RS Means Costworks, this position builds project estimates, detailed scopes of work and line item proposals to present to the federal government. 



Essential duties and responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.


Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.


Analyzes quote requests and prepares cost estimates, performance work statements and specifications for existing and proposed projects. Develops quotation plans.


Coordinates all pricing and engineering information necessary to complete a quote.


Coordinates estimate reviews with the appropriate project team members to ensure completeness, accuracy and compatibility.


Develops and maintains a master project schedule, as required.


Assists project management and other departments in coordinating pricing, resolving cost element issues, and working through related processes and procedures.   


Obtains final pricing approvals, as required.


Conducts site visits to develop statements of work with the Contracting Officer Representative (COR) and Subcontractors.


Ensures all estimates and proposals are accurate and delivered on time.


Ensures cost accuracy and profit margin are correct before obtaining approval to submit final cost proposals to the Government.


Leads project technical activity, or participates as a team member, depending on the job size and complexity.


Develops positive working relationships with clients, general contractors, vendors and suppliers.


Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.


Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output. 


Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers.  Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources.  Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.



Bachelor's degree in a related field of study and a minimum of five (5) years relevant cost estimating experience, or equivalent combination of education / experience.



Recognized certification such as Certified Cost Estimator/ Analyst (CCEA) or DAWIA Certification is helpful but not required



Extensive knowledge and understanding of data-driven cost estimating and analysis techniques and standard practices

Excellent computer skills with proficiency in RSMeans, Costworks, Takeoff software, and Microsoft Office programs (i.e., Excel, Word, Outlook) 

Ability to read and comprehend blueprints

Ability to read and understand pricing requirements outlined in contractual documents

Ability to write a detailed scope of work that is clear, concise and easily understood

Solid customer service skills with ability to develop professional relationships

Excellent organizational skills with ability to effectively manage multiple projects, priorities and deadlines

Detail-oriented with excellent analytical and critical thinking skills

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment

Ability to work both independently and in a team environment



Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.



Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.



Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


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