Senior Estimator – Holyoke, MA


  • Under the direction of the Chief Estimator, responsible for the day to day preparation of assigned estimates. Will be responsible for coordinating the internal project team and trade partners to produce estimates at various milestones in the design process. Work with available plans, specifications and related data to arrive at conceptual and final cost estimates for projects.
  • Present estimates to clients and reconcile estimates with the client’s consulting estimator. Read and interpret all contract documents. Examine field conditions for proposed job location and photograph. Set up estimates using computerized estimating software.
  • Take off material quantities in preparation of job estimates. Determine materials costs, analyze equipment utilization, and apply labor productivities and wage rates, using estimating software. Contact subcontractors for bib, and receive and evaluate bid prices. Distribute plans to subcontractors and vendors and resolve bid questions they may have. Interpret estimated items for field personnel. Assist Chief Estimator on day of bid in compiling final pricing and preparing breakdown of final estimate.
  • Professional communication skills, including the ability to present estimates to clients/owners in a polished manner. Broad knowledge of construction and estimating practices. Judgement required to plan work, analyze, assemble data and determine proper action to be taken within limits of standard practice. Capable of using computers and the ability to learn new software.


Broad knowledge of estimating practices and procedures. Equivalent to a college education. 8-10 years of construction experience.


Proficient in Microsoft Office, Bluebeam/Adobe. Experience with estimating software and Onscreen Takeoff preferred.

Please send resumes to the DOC Human Resources Department, 800 Kelly Way, Holyoke, MA 01040, or via e-mail to:

Employees are expected to adhere to the equal employment opportunity policies and practices of Daniel O’Connell’s Sons in order to insure that all employees are treated equally and that no distinctions are made in rates of pay, opportunities for advancement, including upgrading, promotion and transfer because of an employee’s age, color, race, religious belief, sex, sexual orientation, handicap or national origin.

Daniel O’Connell’s Sons will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you will need accommodation for any part of the application process, please notify our Human Resources Office in Advance.