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) 


Additional Benefits offered by OHLA USA:

  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability & Life Insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan with employer matching
  • Tuition Reimbursement after 1 year of employment
  • Personal Time Off Program (PTO)
  • Engaging work environment
  • And much more!!

To learn more about OHLA USA, visit our website


OHLA ADA Message: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will require the ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environments. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; Employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud noise.

OHLA EEO Message: OHLA USA and its affiliates are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. VEVRAA Federal Contractor


OHLA USA and its subsidiaries (“OHLA”) shall not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to OHLA or an employee of OHLA, by mail, electronically, or otherwise will be considered OHLA property. OHLA will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. OHLA will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred to by the Agency free of any charges or fees. OHLA Human Resources is the only authorized representative of OHLA to execute any agreements with search firms or staffing agencies. As a condition for payment, a Vendor shall have OHLA USA Inc.’s Personnel Agreement and a Job Order signed by an authorized OHLA HR representative. Verbal or written communications from any employee of OHLA and its subsidiaries shall not be considered binding obligations. All resumes, whether unsolicited or solicited, shall be the property of OHLA.


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