Walsh Construction

Senior Estimator

Job Locations US-PA-Pittsburgh
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Position Type
Experienced - Full-Time


Walsh is currently seeking a Senior Estimator in Pittsburgh, PA.

The Senior Estimator is responsible for developing accurate and timely proposals and estimates for projects to ensure that Walsh is a responsive bidder. Works with a team of Estimators in the development of a multidisciplinary estimate and works independently on projects of lesser scope and complexity.

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




  • Reviews project plans, requirements and specifications to develop a comprehensive understanding of the project and develop scope of work, labor and equipment costs.
  • Prepares quantity takeoffs and pricing of scope either through self-perform production based estimate or unit price estimating.
  • Reviews and understands all bid documents and material requirements to assess constructability and product material requirements.
  • Initiates subcontractor solicitations and quality discussions with subcontractors to gain detailed knowledge of portion of work for which the Estimator is responsible.
  • Prepares bid packages; involves comparison and analysis of competitive subcontractor and supplier bids.
  • Analyzes subcontractor bonding capabilities, workload and prior performance relative to project.
  • Prepares estimates according to the requirements of multiple delivery systems. Reviews quotes and estimates with the project management team.
  • Assists with certain post-bid buyouts
  • Initiates and participates in meet and greet presentations with subcontractors and suppliers.
  • Comprehends contract requirements for diversity compliance.



  • Civil Engineering or Construction Management degree preferred
  • Must have PennDOT experince
  • 10 years of experience
  • Extensive knowledge of construction means and methods, costs and engineering principles
  • Able to work independently without much supervision and work well with a team
  • Engages and coordinates with Lead Estimator on the bid.
  • Understands Costs and Market Conditions.
  • Takes accountability for delivering on commitments.
  • Identifies and understands differences in subcontractor quotations.
  • Looks to continually improve and grow.
  • Accurately estimates time required to complete actions and activities.
  • Accurately interprets written information associated with projects.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Advanced computer skills with estimating software
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a fast paced, changing environment
  • Some travel is required for projects that are bidding in different regions



An Equal Opportunity Employer, Disability/Veteran


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