Aviation Estimating Manager

Requisition ID
Construction and Extraction


Do you want to make a difference when it comes to building iconic structures? Are you looking to put your strong, preconstruction and estimating skills to use while building hospitals, airports, high-rises, sports venues, mixed-use and higher education structures? Austin Commercial is currently seeking an Aviation Estimating Manager in our Dallas, TX office. We excel at what we do and are looking for talented construction professionals that want to excel with us.


The purpose of this job is to direct Austin Commercial's aviation estimating group in the preparation of detailed cost estimates and other related services for both competitive bid and negotiated type work.


  • Quantity/Cost Take-Offs on new projects
  • Leading conceptual and detailed estimating on large, aviation construction projects
  • Verification of shop drawing accuracy
  • Distribution of shop drawings
  • Setting up computer models for compiling cost data received for subcontractors and estimating staff
  • Drafting of field sketches and other related functions
  • Working with architects and owners in value engineering when preliminary estimates exceed the owner’s budget. Finds architectural alternatives and prices them out for cost savings.
  • Maintaining and updating the master bid list.
  • Security of shop drawings and building material samples
  • Quantity and cost take-offs on change orders
  • Cost accounting for materials owner billings


  • Bachelor of Science degree in construction management or related degree
  • Ten plus years’ experience in aviation construction
  • High level conceptual estimating ability
  • Expertise with estimating database software’s such as MC2, Timberline, etc.
  • Experience in working in different geographical markets around the country
  • Must be able to travel weekly if necessary
  • Experience with large, commercial construction projects of at least $250M
  • Knowledge of both open shop and union labor rates around the country
  • Change order estimating expertise
  • The ability to manage a design to a budget
  • The ability to multitask and meet simultaneous deliverables
  • The ability to manage and direct people in the same and different locations around the country.
  • The ability to communicate with architects, owners, and engineers at a high level.
  • Very well developed people and communication skills
  • Expertise in procurement of construction work
  • Expert knowledge of field operations

We offer excellent benefits including medical insurance, dental insurance and a matching 401K plan and are proud to be a 100% Employee Owned Company. To learn more about Employee-Ownership, please go to http://www.austin-ind.com/commercial/about/employee-ownership.


Austin Commercial is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


About Austin Commercial:


This is an opportunity to join one of North America's most respected and fastest growing Commercial/Aviation construction firms. With regional operations and iconic projects across the United States, Austin Commercial has clearly established itself as a builder and employer of choice. From complex airports, healthcare facilities, educational institutions, research labs and sports facilities, and other emerging markets, brings ingenuity and a proven track record through construction manager at risk, bid-build, design-build, fast track, etc.


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