March 11, 2024

Aviation Estimator

Washington, DC - Corporate Office

Aviation Estimator

Washington, D.C.

Our Washington, DC office has an immediate opening for an Aviation Estimator.  

McKissack & McKissack is a national architectural, engineering, and construction services firm that has earned a strong reputation for consistently delivering results on high profile government and commercial projects. Our organization is guided by a passion for excellence, and we are committed to innovation, collaboration, and delivering superior results that meet and exceeds the needs of our clients. We offer a well-balanced corporate culture that embraces diversity, nurtures professional growth, and rewards hard work. McKissack & McKissack seeks individuals to join our growing organization who have excellent academic and/or work experience, integrity, and client-focused attitudes.

Full Position Description

McKissack & McKissack, an outgrowth of the oldest African American-owned architecture engineering in the country, has a strong reputation for consistently delivering results on high-profile projects for government and private sector clients.

We are seeking leaders that exhibit the attributes of a great team player, Humble, Hungry and Smart:

• Humble: being of little ego; focusing more on their teammates than themselves.

Hungry: strong work ethic and drive.

• Smart: what they say or do has a positive outcome on those around them.

Your ROLE (High level):

The Aviation Estimator is responsible for accurately estimating labor, materials, and time for various aviation projects. The role involves close collaboration with project managers, engineers, and clients to ensure competitive and comprehensive bids are submitted.

Your ROLE (Logistics):

Reporting To: Chief Estimator

Where You Work: Washington, DC (Remote)

Your Role (Responsibilities):

  • Help program management prepare schedules for estimates by defining resource requirements for estimate deliverables, reviewing client task requests for estimate deliverables/ documents and publications which are likely to impact project/program cost.
  • Utilizes knowledge in resources skills sets and duration required to prepare and deliver task assigned.
  • Prepare material takeoffs for the most complex projects, drawings, plans, and specifications. Review takeoffs and checks for mathematical and technical accuracy.
  • Review contractual documents and contract modifications to determine scope of work and scope changes.
  • Quantify the impacts to contract cost as a matter of contractual commercial terms and conditions based on stipulations given in the general conditions and commercial terms section of a contract.
  • Reviews labor and equipment rates, crew development, production rates, efficiencies, material pricing, and job condition cost to deliver reasonable estimates of probable contract cost.
  • Travel, as required, with project managers to Client job sites (Northern Virginia) for scope evaluation to assist with preparation of cost estimates.
  • Manage and lead the accumulation, evaluation, and documentation of restrictions, contract terms, contract execution plan, procedures, and methods to maintain current estimating database information and cost data.


What We NEED You to Have:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, Construction Management, Accounting or Finance
  • 5+ years of experience in providing estimates for construction projects.
  • 2+ years working on estimating for Aviation projects from start to finish.
  • Previous work experience with typical project controls software such as R.S. Means, Primavera scheduling software, Estimate/Schedule Transfer tools.
  • On-the-job experience reviewing, editing, band executing construction contract commercial documents, drawings and specifications.

What We WANT You to Have:

Certification in cost estimations or project management (i.e. AACE's Certified Cost Professional)

What you get:

•    Medical Insurance

•    Dental Insurance

•    Vision Insurance

•    401k

•    Company-paid holidays

•    Vacation and Sick Leave

•    Employee Assistance Program

•    Life Insurance

•    Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance

McKissack & McKissack is an equal-opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.

McKissack & McKissack is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer


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