Career Opportunities with MWH

Careers At MWH

Current job opportunities are posted here as they become available.

Lead Estimator

Department: 161 - Estimating
Location: Phoenix, AZ

No branding image provided.

MWH Constructors is seeking a qualified Lead Construction Estimator to support preconstruction efforts on critical water, wastewater, and advanced water treatment plant projects for both municipal and industrial clients (including advanced technology sector clients) based out of the Phoenix, AZ metropolitan area.

The Lead Construction Estimator will prepare cost estimates at different levels of design for various delivery systems such as Construction Manager / General Contractor (CMGC), Design Build and Hard Bid. Projects will consist of wastewater treatment facilities, potable water treatment facilities, hydropower facilities, fisheries, pipelines and various water infrastructure ranging from $1-100 million dollars.

Essential Functions

  • Review solicitation documents such as specifications and drawings to identify risks and opportunities related to competitive pricing
  • Prepare cost estimates on proposals, projects and studies and ensure that the content of the estimate is complete, accurate and meets the requirements of the estimate qualifications.
  • Coordinate and review the variable estimating factors in each area with Engineering, Procurement and Operations.
  • Provide technical advice and assistance to the Estimating Team in the preparation of all levels of estimates ranging in scope and complexity.
  • Assist the estimating team with an independent assessment of an estimate’s accuracy (upon completion of the estimate and summarization of all detailed man-hours, material, construction, and home office costs).
  • Coordinate the performance of pricing structure development and application to takeoffs, derived quantities, quantity assumption, and cost allowances.
  • Obtain and verify construction quotations for facilitation of construction projects, addenda’s and contract changes.
  • Obtain and verify subcontractor questions for construction projects and ensures compliance with construction documents.
  • Compile and analyze bids. Must be able to understand and help develop Work Breakdown Structure Codes, Cost and Resource Loading.
  • Develop reports for all review processes.
  • Provide constructability reviews and guidance to the operations team to ensure the preliminary costs of the projects.
  • Actively research, solicit, and develop a network of relationships within the supply chain.
  • Review and incorporate historical data from purchase orders, subcontractors, and productivity analysis reports in order to continuously improve estimating accuracy.

Basic Qualifications

  • 10 years of relevant construction experience of which 5 plus years of estimating experience
  • Previous experience on heavy construction projects or industrial projects
  • Possess a 4-year Construction Management, Engineering degree, or equivalent field experience in construction project environments.
  • Working knowledge of construction equipment and techniques, drawings, and specifications, building materials and required standards applicable to discipline desirable.
  • Interfaces and communicates effectively with others.
  • Must be proficient in using MS Word, and Excel

Preferred Qualifications

  • 10+ years of relevant estimating experience including water/wastewater treatment facilities
  • Field experience
  • Knowledge or experience in CMAR, Design-Build, and Hard-Bid estimates
  • Cost control and scheduling exposure is a plus
  • HCSS Heavybid estimating software knowledge is a plus
  • Planswift software knowledge is a plus


  • Group health & welfare benefits including options for medical, dental and vision
  • 100% Company Paid Benefits: Employee Life Insurance & Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D), Spouse and Dependent Life & AD&D, Short Term Disability (STD), Long Term Disability (LTD), Employee Assistance Program and Health Advocate
  • Voluntary benefits at discounted group rates for accidents, critical illness, and hospital indemnity
  • Flexible Time Off Program (includes vacation and personal time)
  • Paid Sick and Safe Leave
  • Paid Parental Leave Program
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • 401(k) Plan (company matching contributions up to 4%).
  • Employee Referral Program

MWH Constructors is a global project delivery company in heavy civil construction with a focus on water and wastewater treatment infrastructure. With the ultimate goal of delivering maximum value to clients and their local communities, MWH Constructors provides single-source, integrated design and construction services through a full range of project delivery methods. Incorporating industry-leading preconstruction and construction services, the Company’s multi-disciplined team of engineering and construction professionals delivers a wide range of projects, including new facilities, infrastructure improvement and expansion, and capital construction services.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

Please note that all positions require pre-employment screening, including drug and background check, as a condition of employment

Applicant Tracking System Powered by ClearCompany HRM Applicant Tracking System