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The Walsh Group Lead Estimator in Herndon, Virginia


Walsh is currently seeking a Lead Estimator for our Federal Business Group in Herndon, Virginia.

The Lead Estimator will support management, operations and estimating staff in the review of project plans, requirements, and specifications. The Lead Estimator will organize and supervise teams comprised of entry-level to senior level employees performing price analyses and bidding construction projects.

Walsh is a rapidly growing, highly diversified construction company, and we constantly seek builders and business people to join our industry-leading team. Walsh 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


  • Reviews project plans, requirements, and specifications to develop a comprehensive understanding of the project and determine scope of work, labor, and equipment costs

  • Identifies, organizes, and prepares estimates for multiple delivery systems to ensure a complete and competitive bid.

  • Prepares accurate and well-crafted bids/proposals that result in awarded contracts that are profitable and maintain quality standards

  • Leads and coordinates a team of estimators to develop a multidisciplinary estimate; leads self-performed, hard bid, negotiated and conceptual estimating teams

  • Reviews and understands all bid documents including project logistics and schedule to assess project risks and advise project management on bid alternatives and techniques. Identifies key parts of the bid.

  • Prepares bid packages involving comparison and analysis of competitive subcontractor and supplier bids and advanced understanding of historical project information including self-performed work.

  • Builds relationships with subcontractors, architects, engineers, and owners

  • Coordinates with project sponsorship on schedule, general conditions, and final bid preparation

  • Conducts turnover/debriefing meeting upon project aware/completion with estimating, engineering, and operations teams to evaluate positive aspects of the project as well as lessons learned


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or Construction Management or equivalent

  • 5 years of estimating experience

  • Proven performance as an Estimator or Senior Estimator

  • Understands competition

  • Understands the market

  • Proficient in all applicable estimating software

  • Identifies key issues and relationships

  • Accepts and adapts to change in a professional manner

  • Effectively communicates

  • Organizes and uses meeting time effectively

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

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Disability/Veteran

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Job Locations US-VA-Herndon

Requisition ID 2021-5828

Position Type Experienced - Full-Time

Category Estimating

Division Building