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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

Category Estimating

Division Transportation