Estimator / Engineer - Heavy Civil

Engineering Burlingame, California


OBAYASHI CORPORATION is seeking qualified candidates with experience in Heavy Civil and Underground Construction and Estimating of the same including: tunnels, shafts, and underground structures; bridge, rail and other transportation infrastructure; and dams, water and wastewater projects.  Position is in our North American Regional Headquarters in Burlingame, California.  Position is envisioned to start in support of estimating group with future potential assignment to project site.


  • Prepare estimates and complete bid reviews with the Estimating team.
  • Review and development of quantity take-offs, evaluation and/or development of construction labor rates and evaluation of subcontract cost estimates and proposals.
  • Ability to develop and present pursuit proposals to upper management.
  • Participate in means and methods planning and design developments for project pursuits.
  • Responsible for risk analysis, review and ability to incorporate historical data and make recommendations.
  • Consult with Clients, Vendors and Subcontractors and work with the Project Transition and Operations Team on successful bids.
  • Assist Project Teams with pricing requirements for ongoing projects/change order pricing.
  • Develop and maintain business relationships to increase bid opportunities.
  • The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to those listed above and other duties may be assigned
  • Potential future assignment to various roles on projects.

Education & Work Experience:  

  • Minimum of BS degree in Civil Engineering or related degree required.
  • 2-10 years combined experience in Civil Engineering, estimating and construction                        


  • Strong Computer Skills to include Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, P6 and BlueBeam.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills required.
  • Experience with HCSS Heavy Bid Estimating Software and Viewpoint Construction Software a plus.
  • Knowledge of heavy civil construction principles, with ability to read plans and specifications.
  • Attention to Detail and ability to recognize discrepancies.


  • Able to work after hours, weekends and on call when needed.
  • Limited traveling for meetings and site visits.
  • Ability to walk and work on outdoor construction job sites.
  • Ability to lift and/or lift up to 40 lbs.
  • Onsite Project Team opportunities available on a as needed basis.


About Obayashi

Obayashi Corporation has delivered quality solutions to infrastructure challenges across the globe for more than 120 years. Founded in 1892, Obayashi is the largest Japanese Contractor, consistently ranked in the Top 20 ENR Global Contractors and is the fourth largest International Contractor conducting business in the United States. Obayashi has been operating and completing projects in the United States since 1979. Obayashi provides a full range of general contractor services in both public works and private sectors including: office buildings, residences, tunnels, highways, rail systems, bridges, artificial islands, airports and nuclear power plants. Other services include urban planning and architecture, real estate and property development, environmental, and waste services. The North American Operations consolidated revenue is over $1.2 billion in the United States and Canada.


Obayashi offers Competitive Market Salaries and Benefits Package including Medical PPO Plan, Dental DPO Plan, vision, EAP, Life Insurance & Disability and 401K Matching. Employee health insurance premiums are 100% paid by Obayashi and family premiums are paid at 80%.


Equal Opportunity Employer

Obayashi Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available persons in every job. Company policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. The Company is committed to compliance with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in Company operations and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company, including supervisors and coworkers.


To comply with applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, the Company will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or an employee unless undue hardship would result. If you need an accommodation to complete the application process please contact the Human Resources Department by either visiting Obayashi Corporation at 577 Airport Blvd, Ste 600, Burlingame, CA 94010 or call (650) 952-4910.