Walsh Construction

Utility Estimator

Job Locations US-VA-Herndon
Requisition ID
Position Type
Experienced - Full-Time


Archer Western a member of The Walsh Group is currently seeking an Estimator for or our Mid-Atlantic Water Group, regional office is located in Herndon, VA. This position is looking for specifically Heavy Civil Utilities and Water / Wastewater Treatment Plant experience

The Estimator will support and work with management, operations and estimating staff in the review of project plans, requirements and specifications. The Estimator shall have extensive knowledge of construction means and methods, costs and engineering principles. Must be confident working with estimating teams on projects of varying sizes, and be capable of estimating hard bid, negotiated and conceptual projects. Individual must be self-motivated, possess strong communication/interpersonal skills and be confident in his/her ability to develop and manage their assigned portion of the estimate.

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
  • Supportive, communicative managers who reward hard work
  • Opportunities for growth, training, and development
  • Flexibility in career path & progression
  • Opportunities to work and live all over the United States


  • Specification and project drawing review and analysis.
  • Quantity takeoff and pricing of labor, materials, and equipment for comprehensive bid or budget proposals.
  • Evaluate and compare self-perform pricing versus subcontractor quotations.
  • Evaluate material quotations for compliance to specifications.
  • Develop cost savings strategies towards execution of the work.
  • Presentation and substantiation of estimates internally and/or externally with clients, design engineers, or venture partners.
  • Assist Chief/Lead estimators with preparation of all documentation of full bid solicitation and pricing proposal.
  • Develop and maintain subcontractor and vendor relationships.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil, Mechanical, or related and 5+ years previous experience in mechanical work
  • Able to work independently without much supervision and be able to work well with a team of estimators.
  • Understanding of all applicable estimating softwares.
  • Indentifies and uderstands differences in subcontractor quotations. 
  • Accurately estimate time required to complete actions and activities.
  • Accurately interprets written information associated with projects.
  • Required to travel 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.


Equal Opportunity Employer, Disability/Veteran


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