Lead Estimator

Framingham, Massachusetts


  • Review project plans, requirements, and specifications.
  • Prepare and/or review accurate quantity takeoffs, breakdowns and materials pricing.
  • Determine labor and equipment costs.
  • Discuss and propose the most proper means and method.
  • 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.)
  • Perform certain post-bid buyouts.
  • Perform pre-construction duties and meetings with Clients, Owners, Engineers, Subs and Suppliers, and JV Partners.
  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned.

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Mechanical Engineering or Architecture
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience as an Estimator, Sr. Project Manager or similar.
  • A minimum of 4 years of experience as estimator for major civil projects.
  • A minimum of 15 years of construction experience would be a plus.
  • Public works sector experience required (Private is a plus).
  • Familiarity of all aspects of infrastructure projects
  • Recent experience with a large civil/highway contractor
  • Strong experience with large civil estimating required
  • Recent experience with JV bid settings is a plus.
  • Advanced computer skills with estimating software (knowledge of HCSS Heavybid is a plus)
  • Effective presentation skills
  • Advanced computers skills with MS Office, Primavera P6
  • Knowledge AutoCAD and/or MicroStation is a plus
  • Extensive knowledge of construction costs and engineering principles
  • Well organized, flexible, detail oriented and multi-tasked.
  • Prioritize work load and consistently meet deadlines while constantly changing tasks and demands
• Ability to work with other engineers and estimators and be part of a team

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