Chief Construction Estimator

Parsons Co.

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$58.61 /h
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Westminster, CO

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Job Overview:

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Job Description:

Parsons’ construction capabilities complement our engineering and design experience by delivering innovative, safe, and sustainable civil infrastructure around the world. We employ construction professionals with expertise in building major highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, rail, and water and wastewater treatment plants. In today’s rapidly evolving alternative project delivery and design-build markets, Parsons offers extraordinary career opportunities based on our existing projects and backlog; financial strength; bonding capacity; and inclusive design, construction engineering, and construction services — all under one roof. Parsons constructs world-class infrastructure.

Parsons is seeking a Chief Construction Estimator for large, high-profile heavy civil infrastructure construction projects. The ideal candidate will have experience leading teams of estimators on large (200MM – 1 Billion) civil infrastructure programs that include heavy earthwork and take off requirements. This Chief Construction Estimator will manage a Parsons estimating team in the development of aggressive project bids that withstand the scrutiny of internal and joint venture reviews. Experience liaising with clients, knowledge of sub-contractors, negotiating with vendors, pricing and demonstrable experience in determining the best means and methods of delivery are expected at this level. This person will be a senior member of our pursuit team. The successful candidate will be well familiar in labor and trade work practices and union requirements. This person will be centered in our Westminster CO. office.


  • 20 years’ experience in estimating for a multi-disciplinary self-perform heavy civil contractor

  • Experience managing estimating teams

  • Heavy civil estimating experience on $200M + Design Build and Bid-Build projects

  • Knowledge of HCSS Heavy Bid Estimating preferred

  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering or related field.


Ability to manage an estimating team that would be required to perform difficult and complex estimating task deliverables typical to the engineering and construction industry projects and programs is required. In addition, excellent written and verbal communication skills, a thorough knowledge of company and project procedures and practices, and a familiarity with typical project controls software such as Primavera scheduling software, Estimate/Schedule Transfer tools, and HCSS. Must have a clear understanding of, and ability to work with, construction contract commercial documents, drawings and specifications. Must have the ability to administer resource directives and evaluate estimating staff. Must have the ability to develop strong team participation.

This position pays a minimum annual salary of $121,900.00 and a maximum annual salary of $219,400.00.

Benefits for this position include: medical, dental, vision, paid time off, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) and 401K.

The position may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by federal, state, provincial or local mandates or customer requirements.