Lead Estimator/Engineer

Cincinnati, Ohio 45215

Founded in 1960, Trans Ash is a rapidly growing civil land construction & environmental company. We are expanding our Engineering Department and are seeking to add an experienced Estimator / Engineer to work on a variety of projects with our valued customers in the utility industry. This position will be based out of the home office in Cincinnati, OH, but will include +/- 15% of overnight travel to our sites.  We are looking for someone who can hit the ground running and immediately contribute to the estimating team by leading the estimating process for civil construction projects in the range of ten million to two hundred-million-dollars. This position will report to the Chief of Engineering. 

Pay Information: 

$85,000 - $120,000 Annually, subject to skill and experience level  


Trans Ash offers long-term construction project stability and excellent team culture and professional growth opportunities.

Our benefits package includes the following:

  • Quarterly Bonus 10X Program -- Company profit-driven.
  • Paid Time Off -- Accrual starts day 1.
  • Comprehensive Health Insurance
  • Short- & Long-Term Disability -- Company paid.
  • 401K Plan -- Company matching starts after 60 days & fully vested after 1 year.
  • Life Insurance -- Company paid.
  • Dental and Vision Insurances.
  • Fuel cost assistance
  • Boot allowance -- Company paid – up to $200 yearly allowance.
  • Prescription Safety Glasses -- Company paid – up to $250 every other year.

Job Description:

The Lead Estimator / Engineer (Estimator 1) is responsible for leading the creation of proposals and project support for large scale civil construction projects.  Work will include many aspects of project estimation, scheduling, and project management for civil construction projects.

Essential Functions:

  • Ability to perform all aspects of project estimation including performing quantity takeoffs, calculating cost, assembling proposals, technical writing, leading customer facing presentations and negotiating contracts.
  • Performs work both in the field and in an office environment
  • Manage quality of work to include accuracy, thoroughness, and clarity
  • Assist with the development of cost estimates and proposals
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering plans and construction documents
  • Willingness to learn and develop skills in estimating software, scheduling software, AutoCAD, Civil 3D, aerial surveying, and other engineering functions.
  • Assist with the development and implementation as-built drawings for project milestones
  • Accommodate client and job site needs by responding to all inquiries in a timely and professional manner

Job Requirements and Qualifications


  • The ideal candidate will
    • Possess a 4-year degree in engineering, construction management, or a related field.
    • Have 5-10 years of construction experience in an engineering, estimating, project management, project controls or similar capacity.

Knowledge / Skills Requirements:

  • Proficient with business software: Outlook, Excel, and Word.
  • Proficient communication skills
  • Experience with Estimating and Scheduling software is a plus
  • Experience with AutoCAD Civil 3D is a plus

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Overnight travel to our job sites will be required at times, anticipated to be +/- 15% of workdays.  
  • Must be physically able to perform the work outside.
  • Must be able to access all areas of the facility to determine needs.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a drug test, MVR, and background check.
  • Must be able to work in a construction environment.
  • Must be willing to work after regular business hours with work on weekends, and some holidays when necessary.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Be at least 18 years of age.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Trans Ash is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status. 

We provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. In keeping with this commitment, we strive to ensure that our application process is accessible to everyone. 

If you are an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who has a need for an accommodation request, you can contact us via email at or via phone at (513) 733-4770. When calling, ask to speak to Human Resources and state the reason for your call. If requested to leave a message, please include the Job Posting Title and location for the position in which you are applying. 

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision:

Trans Ash, Inc. will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint to charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Accessibility: If you need an accommodation as part of the employment process please contact Human Resources by calling (513) 733-4770 or emailing

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