Senior Estimator

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States | Full-time




Thalle Construction Company (Thalle), established in 1947, is a family-owned, privately-held, and rapidly growing heavy civil commercial construction company. We are a proud representative of the Tully Group organization . Thalle's corporate office is located in Hillsborough,NC.  Specializing in large heavy civil infrastructure projects such as dams, reservoirs, locks, DOT roadway construction and bridges, large diameter utilities, landfills, mass excavation and on-demand emergency services throughout the Southeast Region, New Jersey and Texas.  

We are seeking an experienced, committed and career minded Senior Estimator to be part of our growing estimating team in the Raleigh Area. An ideal candidate will be a team player who is highly motivated with a strong work ethic and a desire to be part of a skilled estimating team. This position is located in the Hillsborough, NC corporate office.

Thalle offers a full range of benefits, including Major Medical, Dental, Vision, Short and Long-Term Disability, Life Insurance, 401K with a company match, Compensation is based on qualifications, experience and motivation to excel. 

Thalle is an Equal Opportunity Employer, E-Verify and Drug Free Workplace.

Senior Estimator

The Senior Estimator is responsible for the overall planning and coding efforts to produce comprehensive project cost estimates. The successful applicant will provide data and cost analysis for estimate review and presentations, will be responsible for developing bid strategies, site investigations, managing contracts, takeoffs, detailed breakdown of cost components, indirect cost and analysis of margins

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reviews and evaluates requests for estimates.
  • Reviews estimates and revisions for completeness and accuracy.
  • Reviews construction documents and understands scope of work to bid.
  • Prepare cost analysis by recapitulating material, labor, equipment, subcontractor, and overhead costs occurred in heavy civil industry projects.
  • Executes take-offs of construction documents.
  • Inputs take-offs data into spreadsheets.
  • Utilize the company approved costing methodology, data, and systems to present estimate results in a detailed breakdown format suitable for use by the project manager and the project team.
  • Attend client pre-bid meetings and job showing, visit job sites, and keep a record of all verbal information disseminated by the client during the pre-bid meeting and job showing.
  • Prepare project cost estimate from the client’s RFQ documents and drawings and any other information learned during the pre-bid showing.
  • Must have ability to explain details behind each estimate, including the basis of the man-hours allocated for each task, personnel resources needed to execute each task, etc.
  • Maintain cost estimating tools including databases, spreadsheets, and other computer- based applications to keep updated information on past performance and industry standards.
  • Assists Project Manager on alternative project execution approaches based on the scope of work and the most cost-effective execution methods available.
  • Maintain lines of communications between company departments, project manager, and client with regards to cost estimating activities.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience as a Lead or Senior Estimator in Heavy Civil Construction 
  • Experience estimating projects in excess of $25M
  • Experience estimating mass excavation and utility projects, storm water, bridges, treatment plants, pumping stations Required
  • Experience with HCSS & Agtek Required.
  • A degree in engineering, construction management, or related field is desirable although not mandatory with solid experience.
  • Flexibility to effectively deal with changing priorities and timelines through analytical problem-solving.
  • Able to work independently and in a collaborative team-oriented environment.
  • Displays superior written and oral communication skills.
  • Employs effective listening skills.
  • Develops tactful, mature, and professional demeanor with well-developed interpersonal skills including the ability to work with diverse personnel.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards
  • This is an office position and the environment will have normal sounds such as office equipment and foot-traffic.
  • Occasional travel to job sites for pre-bid conferences required. Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work.
  • Must be able to talk, listen and speak clearly on telephone


This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a growing heavy civil construction company that values your experience, talents and efforts. Safety is TOP priority!

 Thalle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, genetic information, veteran status or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law.

Thalle is an E-Verify Employer and a Drug Free Workplace

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