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Lead Cost Estimator

Alexandria, VA


Cost Manager / Analyst 
Engineering background with expertise in project management 
Summary: More than 12 years of comprehensive experience in directing diverse technical teams of Cost Estimators and Engineers in international projects of complex size and scope across global construction services in energy, water, and telecommunications infrastructure for federal markets. Project budgets ranged from $1B to $50M in countries such as Kuwait, Libya, Iraq, Russia, and China. Technnically competent and apply financial analysis skills in finding ways to estimate projects and save costs making projects more profitable. Hold Secrect Clearance; U.S. citizen. (This line doesn't make sense)

Work Experience

Lead Cost Estimator at Teledyne Brown as Subcontractor to SAIC

Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc,


Collaborative Threat Reduction, an agency within Department of Defense (CTR)-DoD, and Teledyne Brown, Inc.
Lead Cost Estimator at Teledyne Brown as Subcontractor to SAIC from 2006 to 2010 and retained when Booz Allen Hamilton took over contract from SAIC - Assigned to CTR-DoD
  • 2006 - Present
Charged with estimating construction projects with budgeted costs ranging from $1M to $450M. Direct a staff of 7 Cost Estimators. Hire and manage EPC Junior and Senior Cost Analysts and/or Estimators; train each in developing IGCEs, negotiating proposals, and reducing costs for overseas projects.

Evaluate materials, equipment, labor, and indirect rates to accurately estimate project costs. Assisted CTR's Contracting Department in sourcing Contractors by developing IGCE against requirements and negotiating costs to ensure best value for the government agency. Concluded all projects on time and with high-level of accuracy.
  • Completed more than $1B in 300+ estimating projects in more than 25 countries.
  • Saved more than $50M in costs per year on a $500M a year program budget for 7 years.
  • Created databases by country and contractor specific cost data that are now used for audits by the DCAA and DCMA.
  • Cut costs 20% from a $40M project for Nuclear Security Training Center construction for Russia and China, as well as for building and infrastructure construction of Nuclear Weapons Storage and Security, and Automated Inventory Control System for CTR Global Nuclear Security. Conducted all negotiations to achieve cost reductions, and received awards for this savings.
  • Estimated and negotiated costs for Biosafety Level (BSL) -3, BSL-2 Lab Construction, Sustainment and Training for the Regional Biological Institutes of Georgia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Armenia for the CTR Biological Threat Reduction Program.
  • Successfully estimated and directed the 1st sole-source contract to a Russian contractor for missile and silo elimination facilities and infrastructure. CTR continues sole-source contracting for submarine dismantlement and fuel elimination facilities based on this contracting strategy.
  • Created parametric modeling, estimates, and methodology for border security equipment, surveillance buildings, ship upgrades, and radars for Uzbekistan, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan for the CTR Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Proliferation Prevention Program.

Aditya S. Alurkar
  • 202-725-2630

Project Engineer - Engineering Department


2001 2006

Directed startup of projects and daily operations for in-house project center for construction projects under $2M and military construction projects worth $1.5B within Southern Iraq and Kuwait for the U.S. military. Managed 15 Engineers in multiple disciplines accountable for surveys, design engineering, scope of work, and specifications for contractors and construction department. Projects ranged from $25M to $500M+ over 3 years. Attended construction site meetings and conducted inspections of construction works to ensure compliance with drawings and specifications. Developed detailed project status reports for Project Manager and Director of Engineering. Served as liaison between client and contractors to resolve field issues and change order requests. Provided technical support with an evaluation and selection of architectural/engineering firms for major construction and maintenance projects. Applied broad knowledge of code compliance, safety and environmental regulations. Interfaced with all levels of architects, engineers, vendors, government agencies, and staff.
  • Achieved lowest rate of change order requests.
  • Recognized for managing project on time and within costs.
Projects included:
  • HVAC systems for laboratory, warehouses, 5K man camps, including sizing of ducts and air conditioning.
  • Internment facility with military housing and gym.
  • Forward Aircraft Refueling Point.
  • Airport-renovation of asphalt and runway, aircraft control tower, and roads.
  • Prime Power (8MW) system for airport.
  • Containerized housing and construction for all sites in Kuwait and Southern Iraq at 7 U.S. bases.

Estimator and General Engineer


2003 2003

Ensured budget control and broad facility requirements were met for all construction and maintenance programs.
  • Se up rough order of magnitude estimates and completed in excess of $B3 for Kuwait, Jordan, Dubai, and Iraq. Awarded most valuable employee during this time for year 2003.

Onshore Equipment Estimator


2001 2002

For the Onshore and Offshore Oil Conversion Program, used ICARUS software to develop equipment estimates for towers, catalytic converters, pumps, turbines, power plants, and large holding tanks.

Career Note: Details of early career success are available on request during an interview and include:
IBM / Flextronics, Inc. - Process Engineer in Austin, TX in 2000.

Certification, Training, and Technical Skills include:

  • Crew Resource Management

Windows-based AutoCAD 200
  • Icarus


Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering

University of Texas,


Additional Information

Core Competencies include:

Hard Project Estimating
  • Cost Reduction
  • Cash Flow Forecasting
    • Construction Milestone Verification
    • Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA)
      • Alternative of Analysis (AoA)
      • Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 15.4 Part 30
        • Construction Modification & Repair Methods
        Expert in Heavy Civil, Electrical, Plumbing and HVAC Construction
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