The Walsh Group Estimator in Chicago, Illinois
Walsh is currently seeking an Estimator for the Building Division in Chicago, IL.
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 Commercial, Residential, Healthcare, 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
Exposed to a variety of project types including Healthcare, Federal, Higher Education, Data Centers, Office Buildings, Aviation, and Multi-Family Housing
Exposed to multiple project delivery methods and projects all over the country
Supportive, communicative managers who reward hard work
Opportunities for growth, training, and development
Flexibility in career path & progression
Review project plans, requirements and specifications.
Have demonstrated leadership abilities to coordinate a team of estimators to develop a large multidisciplinary estimate.
Determine labor and equipment costs.
Perform accurate quantity takeoffs and materials pricing.
Review and understand all bid documents and assess project risks.
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.
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
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 hired by The Walsh Group, you must be in compliance with your employment location’s COVID-19 related requirements, if any.
The Walsh Group, Ltd. Is committed to providing equal opportunity to qualified applicants with disabilities to compete for jobs. To request a reasonable accommodation in completing this application, please contact the Human Resources Department at 312-563-5905 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Equal Opportunity Employer, Disability/Veteran
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Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
Requisition ID 2021-7094
Position Type Experienced - Full-Time