Walsh Construction

Senior Estimator

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
Requisition ID
2021-7098
Position Type
Experienced - Full-Time
Category
Estimating
Division
Building

Overview

Walsh is currently seeking a Senior Estimator for the Building Division in Chicago, IL.

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.

As a fourth-generation, family-owned business, Walsh recruits individuals who are seeking a small company feel with a large company backing.  Walsh is a successful fast-growing company at the forefront of technology and is committed to being the employer of choice to our employees and the builder of choice to our customers.

There are many compelling reasons why exceptional people should consider a career with our company:

  • Challenging, complex work
  • Creative and innovative problem-solving environment
  • Exposed to a variety of project types including Healthcare, Federal, Higher Education, Data Centers, Office Buildings, Aviation, and Multi-Family Housing
  • Exposed to multiple project delivery methods and projects all over the country
  • Supportive, communicative managers who reward hard work
  • Opportunities for growth, training, and development
  • Flexibility in career path & progression

Responsibilities

  • 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.

Qualifications

  • Civil Engineering or Construction Management degree preferred
  • 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.

The Walsh Group offers competitive wages and benefits, including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Generous Vacation Time & Paid US Holidays
  • Company 401(k) Matching Contributions
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Maternity Leave Policy
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Term Life and AD&D Insurance

If hired by The Walsh Group, you must be in compliance with your employment location’s COVID-19 related requirements, if any.

 

The Walsh Group, Ltd. Is committed to providing equal opportunity to qualified applicants with disabilities to compete for jobs. To request a reasonable accommodation in completing this application, please contact the Human Resources Department at 312-563-5905 or hr@walshgroup.com.

  

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Disability/Veteran

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