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The Walsh Group Senior Estimator in Concord, California


Walsh is currently seeking a Senior Estimator to join our California Water Group at our Regional Office in Concord, CA.

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

  • 10 years of experience; water/wastewater experience strongly preferred

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

  • Must have experience with process equipment cost estimation

  • 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.

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-CA-Concord

Requisition ID 2021-5838

Position Type Experienced - Full-Time

Category Estimating

Division Water