Senior Estimator

Job Locations US-IL-Lisle
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Who is OHLA USA?


We are a company who believes in building a better, safer, more sustainable world for generations to come. We are committed to making a difference within our communities, who depend on the safety and reliability of the structures we build and is possible with our main asset, our people!


OHLA USA brings together the construction industry's most diverse talent who thrive in a collaborative work environment and appreciate challenges and opportunities.


We currently have an opportunity for a Senior Estimator in Lisle, IL. The Senior Estimator is responsible for the coordination of bid documents, labor productions, subcontractors, vendor pricing, subcontractor and vendor buyouts, project start-up meetings, owner estimates, subcontractors and vendor requisitions and cost to completes. 


  • Thoroughly investigates the specifications, scope of work and drawings for his/her portion of a bid and develops a complete understanding of the requirements.
  • Accurately and timely performs takeoffs and calculations and analyzes data.
  • Conducts field visits to gather relevant data on project site conditions verify production rates and learn new construction techniques.  Adjusts bid methods and incorporates this information accordingly during the bidding process.
  • Negotiates the best deal for cost, quality, and delivery using the company buyout procedure.
  • Demonstrates comprehensive understanding of the contract documents and the potential risks for a project.  Makes well-supported recommendations on how to mitigate and price risks.
  • Interfaces extensively with the Contracts department to address any risks or issues with the contract.
  • Helps develop pricing strategies.
  • Coordinate with Business Development, Engineering and Operations teams to get bid priced and submitted on time.
  • Drafts proposals per RFP specifications with detailed pricing and clarifications.



  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management or Related Field.
  • Thorough knowledge and 7+ years' of estimating, engineering, cost tracking systems and site surveying.
  • Has a solid time management system and demonstrates excellent organizational skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word, etc.), plan and spec reading.
  • Experience in Primavera, HCSS, On Screen Takeoff (OST) and AGTEK would be advantageous.
  • Excellent at multitasking. This position requires working on multiple projects at the same time.
  • Outstanding communication and people skills. Solicits subcontractors and vendors as needed.
  • Local agency experience (IDOT/TOLLWAY) 



Minimum Salary

USD $75,000.00/Yr.

Maximum Salary

USD $150,000.00/Yr.


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