Posted 11 months ago

We’re seeking a heavy civil estimator to join the W. L. French team. This role will report to our chief estimator and assist with site work proposals, completing them according to plans and specifications.

Job Type: Full-time, Monday-Friday


  • Perform earthwork quantity takeoffs using Carlson Tucker software
  • Perform water, sewer, drain, and other underground utility quantity takeoffs
  • Prepare and send quote requests to vendors
  • Prepare bid packages, and notify vendors and subcontractors of participation in a bid
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • Keep complete and up-to-date sets project documents
  • Understand the full scopes of projects
  • Define subcontractor scopes
  • Create vendor and subcontractor leveling sheets
  • Prepare and present takeoffs and subcontractor/vendor pricing
  • Prepare complete site work estimates using B2W software
  • Digitize drawings
  • Analyze addendums
  • Interact with trade subcontractors and suppliers
  • Submit requests for information (RFIs)
  • Review quotes
  • Prepare detailed scopes
  • Assess cost effectiveness

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or Construction Management
  • 3-5 years [delete apostrophe] of experience in site work; exposure to underground utility estimating is a plus
  • Exposure to construction sites/underground utility job sites a plus
  • Some experience with computer-aided design (CAD) is required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ideally have experience with civil infrastructure projects

About Us:

  • Best-in-class industry leader, named a Top Place to Work by The Boston Globe
  • Contributor to large, high-profile, complex construction projects in Massachusetts
  • A family-owned company with a family-oriented culture and a dedicated commitment to safety
  • New state-of-the-art office, including an on-site gym

At W. L. French, we’re committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We strive to provide a culture in which everyone can build and grow their careers.


  • Competitive compensation
  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay

Estimator must be able to reliably commute to North
Billerica, Massachusetts or have plans to relocate before
starting the position.

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