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Parsons Corporation Senior Construction Estimator in San Diego, California

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Job Description:

Construction Estimator – Water Resources – San Diego, California

Opportunity :

Parsons is now hiring an experienced Construction Estimator for our Pure Water project in San Diego . Under supervision, you will prepare tasks and sub-task estimates for specific segments of contract, project or elements of the pure water program. The Associate Estimator at this level is given assignments to gain experience in applying standard estimating techniques, processes, work flows procedures and formats, to gain exposure to company estimating means and methods, and to learn estimating best practices. This is a full-time California prevailing wage role.


  • Prepares material takeoffs for assigned segments of the contract, a project, or an element of the pure water program to assist in the definition of scope to be delivered.

  • Assists in the development and preparation of detailed work breakdown structures (WBS) for contracts, projects and elements of programs to support the development of estimate development and delivery.

  • Prepares and summarizes tasked estimates, including labor and material rates, equipment rates, productivity rates, efficiencies, and other resources and impacts that determine unit cost to be utilized for specific scope of work.

  • Utilizes training in the prescribed estimating software and estimating tools necessary to perform quantity takeoffs, estimate calculations, bid item detail development, resource reports, and work activity definition.

  • Obtains quotations by developing the necessary information to define the specification and scope of work for subcontractors, vendors, and suppliers to retrieve materials, equipment, and services pricing to be utilized in the development of estimates.

  • Accumulates, classifies, and documents historical cost data from previously performed contract services delivered by the company for use in the development of future company estimates. Classifies and organizes historical data into a format that complies with company standard databases will be learned and utilized.

  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by higher-level Estimating staff.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Construction Management (or related field) is preferred, and typically up to 3 years of related work experience involving typical estimating activities. Equivalent experience is considered.

  • Any experience with municipal water projects is highly desirable.

  • The aptitude to perform fundamental estimating activities typical to the engineering and construction industry is required. In addition, a fundamental understanding of engineering drawings and specifications, as well as good communication skills, and the ability to learn Company utilized software and estimating systems are required.

  • Familiarity with typical project controls software such as Primavera scheduling software, Estimate/Schedule Transfer tools, Contract Manager, and DMCS (Document and Materials Control System) is preferred.

The position may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by federal, state, provincial or local mandates or customer requirements.

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Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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