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Cost Estimator / Inspector Lead – California

ICF seeks experienced Cost Estimators / Inspector Lead to support our efforts in California. All positions are full-time.   

Primary role of the Cost Estimators developed scope of work and cost estimates based on documentation collected by the project team with input, when necessary, from the technical team.  This position will also review cost estimates developed by FEMA. 

Key Responsibilities:

Estimator is responsible for completing scope of work and damage assessment of homeowners. They will maintain a complete understanding of all applicable Program policies, requirements, and evaluating protocols.

       Evaluate project worksheets (PWs) for eligible damages 

       Collaborate with licensed engineers on technical issues

       Gather standard cost data

       Develop cost information and estimates for repair and/or replacement of disaster-related damage  

Required Qualifications:

       degree in Civil Engineering preferred or 10+ years of relevant experience

       5+ years of large-scale project experience, contributing at an operational, estimator or adjuster level.

       5+ years of Construction estimating experience in the field of residential rehabilitation and new construction and/or insurance adjusting experience.

       5+years of experience in web-based construction job analysis and cost estimator software, and/or CAD skills.

       3+ years of experience with CDBG housing and/or FEMA hazard mitigation and similar programs/projects

       Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong analytical and problem-solving skills, ability to work independently, and effective interpersonal skills.

       Intermediate level Microsoft Office skills; knowledge of creating tables and graphs in Microsoft Excel; ability to quickly learn new software applications.

Preferred Qualifications:

       Experience in one or more of the following functional areas: construction, project development, hazard mitigation measures, engineering, or architecture 

       Demonstrated knowledge of federal regulations, policies and guidance within the FEMA Public Assistance Program 

       We have mid and Senior level roles available. For the Senior level Certified Engineering Certification or other professional certification is required plus 10 years of experience as a Cost Estimator 

       Experience with disaster recovery cost estimating and data reporting


Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Sacramento, CA (CA82)

Who is ICF?

A consulting services company of over 5,000 experts across 67 countries, but not your typical consultants

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