McNally Tunneling - Estimator


Cleveland, OH, US

Requisition ID: 171746 

Job Level: Entry Level 

Home District/Group: Weeks Marine - McNally 

Department: Estimating 

Market: Marine 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

McNally Tunneling Corporation is looking for an entry level Estimator to join our winning team! This position will assist in the calculation of material quantity requirements, gathering and preparing routine estimating data and compiling data for use in bid proposal estimates.

District Overview

McNally Tunneling Corporation, a subsidiary of Weeks Marine Inc., is a heavy/civil construction company that specializes in large diameter tunneling and underground construction. McNally has been successfully completing projects throughout the United States ranging in cost from $350,000 to $200+Mil since the company was formed in 1988.


This role is located at our US District Office in Westlake, Ohio. 


•    Develop complete detailed estimates for large, complex jobs in underground construction  
•    Review owner plans and specifications to develop a comprehensive understanding of the project; develop plan for the actual construction to serve as basis for the estimate
•    Review of project specifications and drawings to determine scope of work and required contents of estimate
•    Perform quality take-offs when applicable, if not available possess the ability to complete the picture in developing a full detailed estimate
•    Review all bid and contract documents and home office legal department opinions 
•    Collaborate with other internal Estimators, Project Managers, and Executive Team when required
•    Present and reconcile estimates with design team and clients
•    Conduct site investigation prior to forming a plan of operations to identify any problems or conditions of an unusual nature that may be present
•    Utilize engineering techniques and procedures to conduct investigation and adhere to standard company policy and procedures
•    Stay abreast of trends and developments, such as new equipment, methods and procedures that are developing in the industry
•    Prepare special engineering studies or reports required by certain bid items or conditions 
•    Consult with internal Kiewit stakeholders on various problems discovered during bid preparation, design, rates, schedules, etc. 
•    Attend project meetings and site visits when required



•    BS degree in mechanical, electrical, civil, or construction management or construction-related technology is preferred
•    1-2 years' of construction estimating experience a plus 
•    Will consider candidates with no degree, with a minimum of 5 years of Estimating experience in CMGC Construction.
•    Will consider candidates with experience working on Underground projects that are interested in becoming an Estimator
•    TBM, Trenchless, Drill and Blast or related Underground/tunneling experience a plus
•    Must be able to complete contract deadlines. This could require extended hours including nights/weekends to ensure the deadline is met
•    Extensive knowledge and demonstrated experience with complex projects is a plus
•    Exceptionally strong attention to detail, communication, interpersonal and leadership skills 
•    Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products (e.g. Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint); any experience with Hard Dollar estimating software a plus 
•    Must have a valid driver's license and be willing to travel up to 10%
•    Ability to go underground at a project site 

Other Requirements:

  • Regular, reliable attendance 
  • Work productively and meet deadlines timely
  • Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment.
  • Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.
  • Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.
  • May work at various different locations and conditions may vary.


We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

There’s no limit to what you’ll work on at McNally. With marine construction and tunneling projects across North America, you’ll be challenged and have more opportunities to grow from Day One.

Here you'll develop multidiscipline capabilities to grow your knowledge of marine infrastructure construction, waterway maintenance and creation, tunneling and other environmental coastal protection projects — all while helping people across the globe live better.

If you're looking for a career that can take you places, look no further.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

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