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Senior Estimator

Job Order: SS-1534

Job Description:

  • As a Senior Construction Estimator, you will use your strong analytical and technical capabilities to prepare timely and accurate project quotations.
  • You will provide accurate bids for tenders, and budgets for potential and awarded project work to meet or exceed company expectations of profitability and delivery of projects.
  • Acquire understanding of the requirements of the project/program at hand
  • Select metrics to produce valid estimates, review and evaluate cost
  • Prepare work to be estimated by gathering proposals, blueprints, specifications, and related documents
  • Analyze data and produce forecasts of probable labour and material costs
  • Prepare and maintain a directory of suppliers and contractors
  • Read and interpret blueprints, drawings and specifications
  • Provide economic feasibility studies and preliminary estimates for proposed projects
  • Operate CADD systems
  • Perform risk analysis
  • Communicate with trade partners and team members regarding new and current projects
  • Prepare estimates and purchase orders in detail for all products
  • Ensure timely completion of estimates
  • Understand scope of work to bid
  • Obtain bids from vendors and subcontractors by specifying materials; identifying qualified subcontractors; negotiating price
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with vendors and subcontractors
  • Prepare work to be accomplished by gathering information and requirements; setting priorities
  • Prepare construction budget by studying home plans; updating specifications; identifying and projecting costs for each elevation
  • Maintain cost keys and price masters by updating information
  • Resolve cost discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information
  • Prepare special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends
  • Maintain continuity among corporate, division, and local work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs
  • Visit sites, warehouses and other venues to gather essential information
  • Mentor and support junior estimating staff


Job Requirements:

  • Diploma or degree in engineering, construction science/management or relevant field
  • CEC or GSC certification is an asset
  • Proven experience as construction estimator (10+ years)
  • Deep understanding of research methodology, data analysis and estimation metrics
  • Comfortable with numbers and technology
  • Knowledge of market labour and equipment rates
  • Expertise in Excel
  • Outstanding knowledge of related estimating software/programs such as Timberline
  • Great attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and negotiation abilities


DATE POSTED 2019-05-21

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