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Textron Senior Estimator in Fort Worth, Texas

Senior Estimator


We are pioneers. We were the first to break the sound barrier and to design the first functional jetpack. We were aboard NASA’s first lunar mission and brought advanced tiltrotor systems to market. Today, we are defining the future of on-demand mobility. At Bell, we are proud to work for an iconic company with superb talent, rapidly creating novel and coveted vertical lift experiences.

Position Summary:

  • Support pre-proposal activities and reviews to ensure proposal requirements are clearly defined

  • Utilizes historical data in the preparation of material cost estimates to supportpricingrequests

  • Request and review inputs from functional areas, Bell off-sites, and quotes from suppliers as needed

  • Perform quality review of cost estimates to ensure data is current,accurate, and complete

  • Ensure all proposal schedules are adhered to in accordance with RFQ/RFP/RFI requirements

  • Assist company personnel in support of audit/negotiations with customers as required

Specific to United States Government (USG) Role:

  • Pricerequest types include Requests for Quotations (RFQs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs)

  • Work closely with all functional areas including Labor Estimating, Program/Business Management,Contracts, Supply Chain,Finance analysts, and others

  • Support build-up of USG proposal packages and supporting data in compliance with FAR and other USG acquisition guidelines.

Specific to Commercial Role :

  • Price request types include commercial aircraft sales,commercial spares, commercial repair and overhaul, and foreign military sales

  • Work closely with all functional areas including Sales, Contracts,Training,Operations, Spares,Finance analysts, and others

  • Support build-up of proposal/ estimate package and files

  • Assist others with understanding any cost and price inquiries


* Position Requirements* :

  • Bachelor'sdegree in Accounting,Business,Math or other related field from an accredited university is required.MBA or Masters’ Degree in a related field is preferred

  • Two years of pricing, estimating, cost controls,business management, industrial engineering or related experience in the aerospace/US Department of Defense manufacturing industry is preferred

  • Basic knowledge of US Government contracting, experience in the development of price proposals under Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), or familiarity with commercial aerospace pricing practices is required

  • Advanced knowledge and experience using Microsoft Excel and working knowledge of Microsoft Word,PowerPoint, and Access is required

  • Possess the necessary skills and knowledge of accounting systems and processes in order to properly apply the overhead costs, burden costs, pricing factors, and other applicable rates in the development of the price for a proposal

  • Specific to USG Role: ProPricer and SAP experience is preferred

  • Specific to Commercial Role: Apttus,SAP, Enovia, and SalesForce experience ispreferred.Ability to read blueprints is required.

  • Desirable qualities for the candidate would include good organizational skills, ability to work concurrently on multiple projects, strong communication skills,detail-oriented and excellent analytical ability


  • Bell will consider candidates nationally, however, this position doesnotoffer relocation assistance.

Don’t miss the chance to join a diverse, inclusive environment that embodies one of our core values, Lift Each Other Up. As a member of our global workforce, you will collaborate with dedicated, enthusiastic teams where differences in experiences, backgrounds and ideas combined with a strong passion for our products take us above and beyond flight.

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise, have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Job Finance/Accounting

Primary Location US-Texas-Fort Worth

Recruiting Company Bell Textron Inc.

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Individual Contributor

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 292500