Lead Estimator - Los Angeles

Los Angeles
LocationUS Calendar22/05/2017   Experienced Los Angeles


Walsh is currently seeking a Lead Estimator for the Southern California Transportation & Transit Business Group located. This position will be located in our Regional Office in the Los Angeles/Inglewood area, supporting the Business Group in a variety of pursuits, leads and preconstruction efforts for the Region.


The Estimator will support 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 Heavy Civil Transit/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. 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
  • 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.
  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned
  • Present quotes and esimates to senior leadership.



  • Degree in Construction Management or Civil Engineering preferred
  • Experience with construction software is preferred (including HCSS and on-screen take-off)
  • 5-8 years of construction industry/estimating experience - preferably within heavy civil/transportation/transit sectors
  • Experience estimating projects over $30M
  • Advanced computer skills with estimating software
  • Advanced computers skills with MS Office, Primavera P6, HCSS a plus
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to manage others
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time
  • Strong follow up
  • Ability to establish relationships
  • Self-motivated
  • Critical thinking and decision making skills


An Equal Opportunity Employer, Disability/Veteran

Please apply through our company website: https://careers-walshgroup.icims.com/jobs/1932/lead-estimator/job