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Procurement / Estimating Specialist - Construction at Walbridge

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Location: Detroit, Michigan

Job Description:

The Procurement / Estimating Specialist participates in the bid and award phases for all CSI divisions on large, complex work within Lump Sum, Design Build and Construction Management contractual formats from receipt of bid documents through subcontract awards, ensures that the materials, items and services required to bid, build and maintain projects are purchased from specified suppliers and are delivered according to agreed terms of the overarching construction contract. We require an exceptional working relationships with project stake holders, attention to detail, desire to learn and improve, and a competitive spirit.

We want you to join our team.

Through industry-leading innovation our company has forged a legacy of quality and safety since our founding in 1916.

What we offer:
  • Career planning, development & growth
  • Industry-leading training programs

Why Walbridge:
  • Large organization with award-winning projects, yet small enough for you to have an impact
  • Strong values which are the foundation of our growth for 101 years
  • International, regional and local recognition for stand-out projects, safety, sustainability, culture, wellness and diversity practices


  • Provides responsive, high quality service to Walbridge employees, representatives of subcontractors and suppliers by providing accurate, complete and up-to-date information, in a courteous, efficient and timely manner.
  • Update and maintain supplier data bases to ensure compliance with Walbridge Sourcing requirements, to include any and all necessary contract documentation requirements.
  • Review proposal specifications, drawings, attend pre-bid meetings, etc. to determine scope of work and required contents of estimate and perform takeoffs for pricing
  • Communicate and develop relationships with subcontractors and suppliers
  • Identify competitive edge strategies and follow through to project award.
  • Develop a project schedule from bid document information.
  • Ensure accuracy and completeness of estimate and proposals.
  • Assist in development of conceptual (or bid work) and final estimating input on complex projects.
  • Assist in development of general conditions and manpower projections.
  • Write proper scopes of work during bidding phase and upon award, engage in Subcontractor Proposal Review meetings, with ultimate responsibility of final evaluation and negotiation of Subcontracts for civil, architectural, mechanical and electrical trades.
  • Obtain and evaluate comparative quotations for materials and sub-contractor services.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of contract structure, business law, insurance and bonding issues.
  • Experience bidding Open, Closed and Merit shop work.
  • Solid communication skills.
  • Schedule, run and effectively document meetings.
  • Identify, review and communicate contractual requirements (Risk Factors, Schedule, Insurance, Bonding, Penalties, etc.) with supervisors and develop an action plan for the estimate and project construction.
  • Develop and manage project procurement matrices and procurement tools.
  • Obtain all required clearances necessary for subcontract / purchase order award.
  • Update and Maintain Zoned Procurement Buy Schedule


  • Bachelor's Degree in fields of construction management or engineering experience strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years previous experience in procurement, construction estimating or construction field operations in commercial project experience or light/heavy industrial project experience.
  • Excellent Inter-personal skills, organization skills, strong analytical ability
  • Ability to interface with the senior leadership team
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with strict timelines.
  • Excellent communication skills - oral and written
  • Proficient computer application skills (Excel, Word, AutoCAD, MPP, Suretrak, etc.)
  • Proven ability to deliver results in challenging environments
  • Motivated to grow and perform in a high performance organization

Walbridge is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, status as an individual with a disability, military, or protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. We prohibit discrimination in decision concerning career development, recruitment, hiring, compensation, benefits, training, termination, promotions, or any other condition of employment.