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The Walsh Group Estimator in Crown Point, Indiana


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.

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


  • 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

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 you are hired, you will need to provide information regarding your COVID-19 vaccination status. The Walsh Group must comply with applicable COVID-19 Federal, State, Local and Owner vaccination requirements. If hired by The Walsh Group, you must be in compliance with your employment location’s COVID-19 vaccination requirements.

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

Category Estimating

Division Transportation