Chief Estimator

Waltham, MA

Atlantic Group is representing a Chief Estimator opportunity with a prominent privately held Mechanical Contractor that works on primarily Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Higher Education, Utility, and Manufacturing projects. The ideal candidate will have 5 or more years of experience in a similar role.


Company Highlights


  • Mechanical Contractor with 50+ years of experience
  • Provide a full range of quality construction services including design/engineering, energy management, and specialty services
  • A “Whatever it Takes” attitude
  • Offer continuous training to its employees
  • Employee Stock Option (ESOP)




  • Oversee and manage the preconstruction teams consisting of discipline specific estimators on potentially concurrent projects as directed by the VP of Pre-Construction
  • Assigns responsibilities for estimating team on each project
  • Teach, mentor, and aid in the development of the junior team members
  • Reviews project plans and specifications and coordinates with the team to confirm complete scope
  • Identify risk issues and their order of magnitude
  • Solicit subcontractor and/or supplier information & pricing
  • Prepares instructions to bidders, bid form and other bid solicitation information as required
  • Performs and/or manages the quantity survey and pricing effort for internal budgets
  • Prepares conceptual budgets based on minimal information
  • Reviews general conditions, schedule, scopes of work, hoisting plans, site logistics and other exhibits as prepared by Operations
  • Maintains and communicates data on construction and material cost trends affecting project costs
  • Analyze alternate means and methods to determine the most economical alternative
  • Builds effective relationships with customers, design team, specialty contractors, suppliers, and user groups that reflect and support company core values and meets or exceeds the customer’s expectations




  • Skills/Educational – Construction Management Degree or Engineering Degree
  • Minimum 5+ years’ experience as a Chief Estimator or 10+ years as a Senior Mechanical Estimator
  • Intermediate computer skills and experience with any of the following programs: Revit, AutoCAD MEP, BIM 360 Glue, Autodesk, FastPIPE, FastDUCT, FastWRAP, etc.
  • Ability to adjust to rapidly changing priorities and work under pressure
  • Excellent verbal, written and human relations skills
  • Ability to work as a team in a fast paced environment



Note: Qualified candidates will be contacted within 2 business days of application. If an applicant does not meet the above criteria, we will keep your resume on file for future opportunities and may contact you for further discussion.

Date Posted 5/14/2019
Salary $115,000 - $160,000 + bonus + benefits + ESOP

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