AECOM Senior Estimator - Hunt Construction Group in Indianapolis, Indiana

Requisition/Vacancy No. 147886BR

Position Title Senior Estimator - Hunt Construction Group

Job Category Construction Management

Business Line Construction Services

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - Indiana

City Indianapolis

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line

Construction Services

Our talented experts are dedicated to managing the complexity inherent in construction projects, catering to each client’s unique needs. We provide services such as program management, construction management and owner’s representation to our clients around the globe.

Job Summary

This position will be located in the Indianapolis, Indiana office.

Company Overview

The Hunt Construction Group team spans across the entire country, and comprises of over 800 employees including skilled trades professionals. Whether located in a Hunt regional office or on a jobsite, our relationship-oriented work environment shines through; every Hunt employee is valued, appreciated and treated with respect.

Hunt Construction Group has been in the construction industry for nearly 70 years with tangible, positive results that we do the job right. The Hunt team works to create strong client-relationships, and we emphasize quality and skill-utilization in every aspect of construction, no matter the type of project.

We strive to bring a relational aspect to the job as well, and we take pride in the loyalty and dedication given to each project and every client. Hunt employees have a strong commitment to their clients, because we recognize that solid, long-term relationships enhance the value of our services. Our primary focus is to help our customers in their building and construction needs. Hunt Construction Group excels because we are abundant with the right people producing the right results, every time.


Develop, create and prepare construction cost estimates for large complex projects in the early stages of development and continue to support the project team with updated cost information throughout the Preconstruction phase of the projects. The position will require involvement in several projects simultaneously. The position will require travel both nationally and internationally as project opportunities present themselves.

Essential Duties

  • Providing detailed conceptual estimates from pre-construction, concept design, schematic design and design development documents.

  • Work in a team environment to perform and/or coordinate quantity survey efforts to produce detailed cost estimates.

  • Prepare and distribute document packages to engage subcontractors, suppliers and vendors in order to solicit reliable budget information.

  • Review subcontractor, supplier and vendor pricing information for compliance with the scope and budget requirements.

  • Continually maintain key subcontractor, supplier and vendor relationships.

  • Utilize historical cost information and organize as required for application to the various project types.

  • Develop conceptual cost estimate prototypes for comparison of various projects within the specific project subcategories.

  • Work with marketing resources to develop standardized and professional cost estimate packages.

  • Work with scheduling resources to insure that the costs estimates are reflective of the project schedule requirements.

  • Continually work to develop innovative solutions for the various project requirements.

  • Utilize enterprise based solution software applications for delivery of services.

  • Participate in all training required for enterprise based software required to perform position specific tasks.

  • Participate either as an individual or as part of a team in presentations related to the pursuit, preconstruction, construction or delivery of projects and/or professional organization conferences.

  • Coordinate with the operations and project based personnel in the performance of all tasks.

  • Be able to conduct and manage project team and/or design team meetings as necessary for specific projects.

  • Continually and consistently call on Architects and Designers in an effort to identify potential project opportunities.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with multiple design, engineering and consulting firms.

  • Continual review of recently completed project data and incorporation of the data into the historical cost database.

  • Performs other tasks and functions as directed by the Vice President of Estimating, Project Executive – Preconstruction and Executive Vice President and Division Manager

We become greater by sharing in and embracing the richness of our differences. Each of us brings new perspectives, experiences, skills, abilities and knowledge to our everyday tasks. Although we may be different in race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or other protected status, we believe the presence of these differences to be representative of a strong and positive team.

At no time do we consider these differences in any employment opportunity or condition, and all candidates that are qualified for any opportunity which we have currently available are encouraged and welcomed to apply through our established application processes without concern regarding their differences. Our organization embraces and welcomes diversity, is a drug-free environment and actively participates in E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

Minimum Requirements

  • BS or BA required. Preferred areas of study include construction, management, engineering or architecture.

  • Appropriate experience would be recent and in a full-time, solely dedicated estimating or estimating manager position.

  • Prior professional experience working within the construction industry is required.

  • 10+ years required. 15+ years preferred.

  • Competent in knowledge and application in matters regarding construction cost estimating and design management.

  • Able to work autonomously and independently with drive and passion to deliver effective, efficient and on-time results with little to no supervision.

  • Possess advanced computer skills and experience to include but not limited to Internet Explorer, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS Powerpoint, Adobe, Bluebeam, OnCenter, MC2 and/or other similar software applications.

  • Able to confidently speak before large groups of people in an articulate and professional manner for purposes of presenting the company before professional trade associations, team members and clients.

  • Communicates with tact and professionalism through both oral and written mediums.

  • Exudes an optimistic, encouraging and approachable character.

  • Applies sound business acumen to insure cost-benefit rationale is applied to activity to pursue best practices.

  • Earns and maintains trust by demonstrating honesty, accountability and reliability

  • Able to travel up to 25% or greater, including overnights and hours outside of regular workdays as directed and needed

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in the construction industry specifically in the areas of estimating and/or design management is preferred.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here at to view the EEO Is The Law poster.