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The Walsh Group Senior Estimator in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Walsh is currently seeking a Senior Estimator in Pittsburgh, PA.

The Senior Estimator is responsible for developing accurate and timely proposals and estimates for projects to ensure that Walsh is a responsive bidder. Works with a team of Estimators in the development of a multidisciplinary estimate and works independently on projects of lesser scope and complexity.

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 develop scope of work, labor and equipment costs.

  • Prepares quantity takeoffs and pricing of scope either through self-perform production based estimate or unit price estimating.

  • 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; involves comparison and analysis of competitive subcontractor and supplier bids.

  • Analyzes subcontractor bonding capabilities, workload and prior performance relative to project.

  • Prepares estimates according to the requirements of multiple delivery systems. Reviews quotes and estimates with the project management team.

  • Assists with certain post-bid buyouts

  • Initiates and participates in meet and greet presentations with subcontractors and suppliers.

  • Comprehends contract requirements for diversity compliance.


  • Civil Engineering or Construction Management degree preferred

  • Must have PennDOT experince

  • 10 years of experience

  • Extensive knowledge of construction means and methods, costs and engineering principles

  • Able to work independently without much supervision and work well with a team

  • Engages and coordinates with Lead Estimator on the bid.

  • Understands Costs and Market Conditions.

  • Takes accountability for delivering on commitments.

  • Identifies and understands differences in subcontractor quotations.

  • Looks to continually improve and grow.

  • Accurately estimates time required to complete actions and activities.

  • Accurately interprets written information associated with projects.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Advanced computer skills with estimating software

  • Ability to meet deadlines in a fast paced, changing environment

  • Some travel is required for projects that are bidding in different regions

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Disability/Veteran

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Job Locations US-PA-Pittsburgh

Requisition ID 2020-4325

Position Type Experienced - Full-Time

Category Estimating

Division Transportation