The Walsh Group Estimator in Chicago, Illinois
Walsh is currently seeking an Estimator for our Transportation Division in our Chicago office.
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. Qualified individuals will have estimating experience with large Transportation projects. 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.
Walsh is a rapidly growing, highly diversified construction company, and we constantly seek builders and business people to join our industry-leading team. Archer Western 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.
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; involved comparison and analysis of competitive subcontractor and supplier bids. Requires understanding of market conditions
Determine labor and equipment costs
Perform accurate quantity takeoffs and materials pricing
Understand project logistics and project schedule
Prepare bid packages. Compare and analyze competitive subcontractor and supplier bids
Review quotes and estimates with the Project Management Team
Prepare estimates at different levels of completion (conceptual, Schematic, DD, CD, etc.)
Assist with certain post-bid buyouts
Comprehends contract requirements for diversity compliance.
5 years of experience or College Degree with 3 years of experience
Experience estimating projects over $30M
Understanding of all applicable estimating software (HCSS, Bluebeam, and Excel are all recommended)
Extensive knowledge of construction costs and engineering principles
Well organized, flexible, detail oriented and have the ability to multi-task.
Prioritize work load and consistently meet deadlines while constantly changing tasks and demands
Able to work independently without much supervision and able to work well with a team of estimators
Effective presentation skills
Excellent written and oral communicator
Equal Opportunity Employer, Disability/Veteran
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Job Locations US-IL-Chicago | US-IN-Crown Point | US-WI-Kenosha
Requisition ID 2020-4332
Position Type Experienced - Full-Time