Walsh Construction

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Lead Estimator

Lead Estimator

Requisition ID 
Job Locations 
US-CA-Los Angeles
Position Type  
Experienced - Full-Time

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Walsh Construction is currently seeking a Lead Estimator for the METRO LAX/Crenshaw Light Rail Transit (LRT) Design-Build project in the Inglewood/Los Angeles, CA area. This position will report to the California Transportation Heavy Civil Business Group.

The Lead Estimator will support management, operations and estimating staff in the review of project plans, requirements and specifications. This is a project/jobsite-specific role where the Estimator will work with our Crenshaw project management team.

Walsh is a rapidly growing, highly diversified construction company, and we constantly seek builders and business people to join our industry-leading team. Walsh employees are "built to succeed" - competitive entrepreneurs with strong character who are energized by working on a team to meet challenges and are willing to take risks after careful planning. There are many compelling reasons why exceptional people should consider a career with our company:

  • Challenging, complex projects
  • Creative and innovative problem solving environment
  • Supportive, communicative managers who reward your success
  • Opportunities for growth, training, and development
  • Flexibility to build what you want, where you want



  • Review project plans, requirements and specifications
  • Lead and coordinate teams of estimators to develop a large multidisciplinary estimate
  • Determine labor and equipment costs
  • Review accurate quantity takeoffs and materials pricing
  • Review all bid documents and assess project risks
  • Evaluate project logistics and project schedule
  • Prepare bid packages
  • Compare and analyze competitive subcontractor and supplier pricing
  • Present quotes and estimates to senior leadership


  • Civil Engineering or Construction Management degree preferred
  • 8 years of construction management experience 
  • Extensive knowledge of construction means and methods, costs and engineering principles
  • Ability to lead teams of varying sizes and skill sets
  • Capability of leading hard bids, negotiated bids, and conceptual project
  • Strong communication, interpersonal skills, and presentation skills
  • Advanced computer skills with estimating software
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a fast paced, changing environment




An Equal Opportunity Employer, Disability/Veteran


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