24 days old

Airport Construction Cost Estimator

Houston, TX 77002
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Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

Job Description:

Precision is king when it comes to the work you do

You have an ability to see where, how and what needs to be tweaked to achieve the best result. Overlooked details jump out at you because of your finely tuned observational skills. Accuracy and precision define your work ethic. Co-workers know that your work will be correct and on point and they respect you for it. We will respect you for it, too. Let's talk.

Parsons is the premier choice for world-class aviation design, engineering, and construction services. More than 450 airports in 40 countries have counted on us to plan, construct, enhance, and sustain their landside and airside infrastructure-totaling more than $175 billion in construction value. We have worked on some of the largest International airports around the world!

Ready to put your Estimating expertise to work on an Airport Terminal project at IAH Airport in Houston? Parsons is now hiring an experienced Estimator with the following skills sets below:

Estimating Strategy & Management:

  • Demonstrates an understanding of degrees of uncertainty that applies to estimates as they are developed throughout the project life cycle. Uses this knowledge to identify assumptions and risks to develop contingency proposals for the project.
  • Ensures a suitable number of relevant experts are used to prepare estimates and that the resulting ranges of estimates are used to prepare an overall estimate, together with optimistic and pessimistic targets for each task.
  • Ensures that estimates are continually reviewed and revised as and when new information becomes available and more is known about the project.
  • Provide life-cycle costing for various estimating components.
  • Top-Down Conceptual Estimating
  • Ensures, whenever possible, that comparative techniques are used, e.g. estimates are based on previous experience and usage statistics.
  • Uses the parametric technique where bottom-up is not feasible and/or comparative data is not available.
  • Normalizes top-down estimates to reflect project factors such as escalation, currency, local market conditions.
  • Bottom-Up Measurement-Based Estimating
  • Able to Produce detailed estimates in a timely and efficient manner, based on Bills of Quantities/take-off and Activity Based costs.

Estimating Systems:

  • Co-ordinate the cost data analysis and feedback process from contractors' tenders and project closeout.
  • Ensure a robust auditing process is applied and maintained.
  • Select and Implement Estimating database systems
  • Develop and promote estimating good practice

Project Controls:

  • Integrate estimating data into Cost and Schedule management processes and tools
  • Display knowledge and applied understanding of Earned Value Management
  • Ability to clearly document report and communicate estimate information to all project stakeholders
  • Display a confident understanding of industry-standard scheduling and cost management tools


  • 4-year Bachelor's Degree or related work experience
  • 10-12 years of related work experience involving typical estimating activities and project controls experience.
  • At least 5 years of aviation/airport experience is desirable.
  • RS Means Construction Cost Estimating Software is REQUIRED
  • Must have experience in estimating in both design and construction.
  • Experience in estimating for runway, terminals structure and ground transportation desired
  • Previous experience using estimating database supported software.
  • Ability to perform difficult estimating activities typical to the engineering and construction industry is required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Familiarity with typical project controls software such as Primavera scheduling software.
  • Must have a clear understanding of, and ability to work with, construction contract commercial. documents, engineering drawings and specifications, and be qualified to be an estimate team leader.

The position requires a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief.


Posted: 2021-09-27 Expires: 2021-11-14

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Airport Construction Cost Estimator

Parsons Corporation
Houston, TX 77002

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