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The Walsh Group Chief Estimator in Atlanta, Georgia


Archer Western a member of The Walsh Group is currently seeking an Assistant Chief Estimator someone looking for the next step to be promoted. This is for our Georgia Water Group, our regional office is located in Atlanta, GA. This hire will need to have a strong background estimating in the Water Division.

The Chief Estimator oversees multiple estimating teams that support a business group or are specialty-based. They are responsible for developing accurate and timely proposals for projects to ensure that Walsh is a responsive bidder.

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


  • Oversees the work of teams that develop pricing and finalize estimates at conceptual through construction stages.

  • Identifies, establishes and manages strategic relationships with clients, subcontractors and unions to gather resources and build effective project estimating teams that help win and deliver work. Maintains a comprehensive understanding of the organizational and compliance-related components that comprise a bid. Tracks marketplace competitors.

  • Provides advanced leadership to drive development of staff. Involvement in strategic recruitment and staffing, succession planning, and training. Serves as mentor and coach to lower-level Estimators and provides counsel to experienced Estimators.

  • Accountable for reviewing and closing each bid, including assessment of risk and recommendation of improvements in cost engineering standards, procedures, methods and processes.

  • Develops and maintains strong relationships with subcontractors as well as material and equipment suppliers ensuring all quality and safety standards are met. Delegates responsibility and coordinates project activities.

  • Participates in final executive-level meetings to ensure that final estimate reflects the decisions of management including turnover and closeout reviews. Key involvement with senior management in business development efforts such as conferences, outreach to Contracting Officers and large GC/Subcontractor networking events.

  • Develops strategic plans with project sponsors.

  • Comprehends contract requirements for diversity compliance.


  • 15 years of experience or College Degree with 12 years of experience

  • Able to perform all duties of the Lead Estimator. Knows the competition. Able to engage with sponsorship for each project. Understands Costs and Market Conditions. Understands risks and rewards for each project. Communicates and listens effectively. Works with the team

  • Proficient in the use of applicable Estimating software

  • Looks to continually improve and grow

  • Moves quickly to make decisions and commit to a clear course of action

  • Identifies key issues and relationships relevant to achieving long range goals or vision

  • Actively works to recruit, hire and retain high performers

  • Identifies and understands differences in subcontractor/vendor quotations

  • Is engaged with Sponsorship as a Service Group

  • Effectively communicates and listens

  • Enables others to act, allocating appropriate decision making authority and/or responsibility to others

  • Demonstrates high levels of enthusiasm and energy

  • Emphasizes the importance of people’s contributions

  • Gets results from people and groups at multiple geographic locations

  • Organizes and uses meeting time effectively

  • Engages others and encourages high performance

  • Is able to handle confrontation in a professional and constructive manner

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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Job Locations US-GA-Atlanta

Requisition ID 2022-7221

Position Type Experienced - Full-Time

Category Estimating

Division Water