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Walbridge Estimator / Senior Estimator - Concrete in Detroit, Michigan


Walbridge has an opening for a talented Estimator that will lead and develop detailed estimates through proposal submission for Self-Perform Concrete work. This position requires an exceptional working relationship with project stake holders, attention to detail, desire to learn and improve, and a competitive spirit. The Estimator will be handling multiple bids ranging from $20 K up to $20 M.

We want you to join our team.

Through industry-leading innovation our company has forged a legacy of quality and safety since our founding in 1916.

What we offer you:

  • Career planning, development & growth

  • Outstanding training programs

Why choose Walbridge:

  • Large organization with award-winning projects, yet small enough for you to have an impact

  • Strong values which are the foundation of our growth for over 100 years

  • International, regional and local recognition for stand-out projects, safety, sustainability, culture, wellness and diversity practices


  • Identify competitive edge strategies and follow through to project award.

  • Identify risks to a project; communicate and evaluate with the management team.

  • Quantify and price self-performed concrete, including formwork, rebar, concrete place and finish with relative productivity evaluation.

  • Quantify, budget and evaluate supporting trades such as excavation, piling, earth retention, dewatering, etc.

  • Obtain comparative quotations for materials and sub-contractor services.

  • Develop a project schedule from bid document information.

  • Effectively manage tasks and oversee team estimates.

  • Ensure accuracy and completeness of estimate and proposals.

  • Negotiate with Subcontractors/Suppliers and issue contracts and purchase orders.

  • Apply knowledge of contract structure, business law, insurance and bonding issues.

  • Review contractual requirements with supervisors and develops a plan for the project construction that is utilized as the basis of the cost estimating process.

  • Develop a thorough understanding and be familiar with the Corporate Safety Program and as it relates to concrete work.

  • Prepare complete concrete proposals including all required documentation for submission.


  • Bachelor degree or H.S. Diploma and equivalent professional training and experience required.

  • Three or more years successfully estimating Industrial concrete bids.

  • Strong knowledge of concrete related processes, methods and equipment requirements.

  • Strong knowledge and ability to develop scope requirements and issue subcontracts for civil work.

  • Understanding of skilled trade jurisdictions and classifications.

  • Understanding of Union, Open, and Merit shop work.

  • Demonstrate a knowledge of contract structure, business law, insurance and bonding issues.

  • Excellent leadership experience and communication skills.

  • Proficient computer application skills (Excel, Word, AutoCAD, Microsoft Project, etc.).

  • Occasional travel

EEO/AA Employer M/F/D/V

Walbridge is an equal opportunity employer with a culture that promotes diversity in the workforce. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, status as an individual with a disability, military, or protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning career development, recruitment, hiring, compensation, benefits, training, termination, promotions, or any other condition of employment.



Work LocationUS-MI-Detroit