Senior Systems Designer & Estimator

Job Locations US-VA-Chantilly
Posted Date 6 days ago(2/13/2018 3:15 PM)
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Information Technology


Here at VT Group, our business units provide turnkey engineering and logistics, enterprise Information Technology, and C5ISR services worldwide, primarily in the DOD, commercial, and healthcare arenas.



VT Group is seeking Senior Systems Designer & Estimator in Chantilly,VA


  • Provide pre-sales support that includes solution development, systems analysis and cost estimation
  • Daily team collaboration to develop cost effective solutions that meets the customer needs.
  • Interfaces directly with customers, architects, engineers and other designers and estimators
  • Performs Site Surveys
  • Leads and/or Participates in project kick-off meetings and prepares project technical design documents that includes design narratives, drawings and cost estimates
  • Develops designs in AutoCAD and/or MS Visio drawings
  • Utilizes MS Excel, ACCUBID or other cost estimating software
  • Develops device and equipment layouts, schematic diagrams, riser and block diagrams, floor plans, elevations and/or details
  • May Provide project technical support by assisting project management with project implementation planning and execution.
  • Provide clarification on system related design and cost issues and changes
  • Retrieves and analyzes historical information from a variety of sources to support statement of work (SOW) development, work breakdown structure (WBS), technical approach proposals, and cost estimate development
  • Analyzes estimates to ensure basis of estimate is adequately documented and a comparative analysis has been done.
  • Ensures all project information is filed and archived based on corporate standards.
  • May assist with the project manager with project documentation (As-built drawings, Cut-Sheets and specifications)
  • Develops and maintains knowledge of current and new technologies the we offer.
  • Assists with training internal technical and non-technical staff on new Solutions and or products.
  • Management of small design and estimating teams
  • May provide assistance in budgeting, financial reporting, cost control and process development.
  • Schedules and Leads Proposal Cost Reviews
  • Leads Design Meeting: Internal and Customer Facing
  • Develops Technical write-ups and Statements of work for Quote and proposal efforts


  • Small Team Management / Leadership experience
  • Requires good technical writing and presentation skills to contribute to proposal efforts
  • Knowledge of related codes and standards to include, but not limited to: EIA/ITA, BICSI, NEC, IEEE, Unified Facilities Criteria, I3A and I3MP
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced quote and proposal environment with tight deadlines
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite (w/ strong Focus on Excel), Autocad, Visio, Blue-Beam Studio
  • Experience with Ekahau Wireless, REVIT and ACCUBID a plus
  • Ability to effectively present technical material to a non-technical audience

Education and/or Certifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Technology / Technical related field and 10 years relevant experience, or
  • Total of 15+ years direct related experience considered in lieu of Degree.
  • Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) Preferred but no required
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance


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