Superior Construction Project Manager Makes ENR Southeast’s 2023 Top Young Professionals List
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (August 30, 2022) —Superior Construction, an American family-owned infrastructure contractor, is proud to announce Engineering News-Record (ENR) Southeast named Austin “AJ” Gross to its 2023 list of “Top Young Professionals.” Gross, a project manager at Superior since 2021, was recognized for his work in the heavy civil field.
ENR is the construction industry’s leading publication reporting on the top design firms, architects, engineers, construction companies and projects in the United States and worldwide. Each year, a panel of judges conducts extensive data analysis and recognizes young professionals making a name for themselves in the industry. This year, the panel reviewed more than 90 applications before selecting Gross and 19 other awardees to the list.
“We are proud of Austin for not only demonstrating excellence in his work but also for his commitment to giving back to the community,” said Ryan Hamrick, division manager of Superior Construction. “As an active volunteer for St. Jude, while simultaneously managing complex construction projects, Austin is a role model for many in our industry.”
A volunteer for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital since 2014, Gross helped organize an event for the organization, raising $50,000. He also works with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Jacob’s Touch Foundation and the Boy Scouts of America.
Gross has built a strong background in large bridge structures and has been involved in iconic projects such as the Skyway Bridge in Tampa, Fla., the Q Memorial Bridge in New Haven, Conn., and other high-profile projects. He is among the youngest in his field to manage projects in excess of $100 million.
Throughout his career, Gross has been part of teams that have received multiple construction and engineering awards, including the highest-level award for safety in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2020. Gross was also recognized by the University of Florida as a top young professional in 2019 and was a finalist that same year for the University’s Top 40 Under 40 list.
Each awardee will be profiled in more detail in the January 2023 edition of ENR Southeast, showcasing the remarkable career they have built in a short time, earning them the title of Top Young Professional.