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Lead Estimator
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The Walsh Group | Chicago, IL
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Job Description


Walsh is currently seeking a Lead Estimator for the office located in Chicago, IL.

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 executive level employees and will perform pricing and bidding of 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


* Review project plans, requirements and specifications
* Lead and coordinate teams of estimators to develop a large multidisciplinary estimate
* Determine labor and equipment costs
* Review accurate quantity takeoffs and materials pricing
* Review all bid documents and assess project risks
* Evaluate project logistics and project schedule
* Prepare bid packages
* Compare and analyze competitive subcontractor and supplier pricing
* Present quotes and estimates to senior leadership


* Civil Engineering or Construction Management degree preferred
* 8 years of construction management experience
* Extensive knowledge of construction means and methods, costs and engineering principles
* Ability to lead teams of varying sizes and skill sets
* Capability of leading hard bids, negotiated bids, and conceptual project
* Strong communication, interpersonal skills, and presentation skills
* Advanced computer skills with estimating software
* Ability to meet deadlines in a fast paced, changing environment

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Disability/Veteran

About The Walsh Group

Walsh has practiced general building construction since its foundation in 1898 by Matthew Myles Walsh; the firm has been a family held business since that time. Walsh Construction was incorporated in the State of Illinois in 1949; in order to facilitate national expansion efforts, The Walsh Group and additional subsidiary Archer Western Contractors were founded in 1983. Neither The Walsh Group nor either of its subsidiaries has ever failed to complete a contract.