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Sr. Estimator

Job Order: MG-1587

Job Descriptions:


  • Assists the Chief Estimator in the management and direction of activities and personnel involved with the estimating, schedule, value engineering and bidding of projects.
  • Provides guidance to the estimating team and act as Team Lead on estimating projects and more complex estimates.
  • Leads the estimating team in preparation of detailed estimates, including quantity survey, pricing, value engineering / cost alternates, and general conditions.
  • Prepares preliminary estimates and studies during pre-construction, and monitors design development cost trends in order to detect over-runs and potential problem areas.
  • Performs the more complex estimating work on difficult or large projects.
  • Organizes, directs and implements competitive bid procedures and ensures estimating staff are knowledgeable on processes.
  • Supports Business Development in proposal presentations by evaluating and presenting cost estimates.
  • Primary responsibility for the preparation of "Guaranteed Maximum Price" proposals.
  • Prepares conceptual estimates by interpreting historical data.
  • Assists owners and architects in evaluating different materials and methods to meet budget objectives.
  • Assists in the evaluation of preliminary schedules and prepares general conditions estimates.
  • Work closely with selected subcontractors in the development of detailed cost estimates and evaluates subcontractor proposals relative to the scope of work.
  • Assist in the review of subcontractors to determine their qualifications.
  • Assist in development and maintaining qualified subcontractor list.
  • Assist in maintaining positive relationships with qualified subcontractors.
  • Provide guidance for non-estimating personnel on their estimating related requirements.
  • Provide technical training and guidance to subordinates.
  • Keep documentation up to date.


Job Requirements:

  • Completion of a degree in Engineering or Construction Management, or equivalent combination of technical training or experience.
  • At least five years of High Rise Residential related estimating experience.
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills and the ability to juggle multiple priorities.
  • Proven ability to work under deadlines.
  • Strong math skills and knowledge of applicable building codes, construction materials, methods and scheduling.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of local industry and business practices
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Excellent customer service focus and team player.
  • Can legally work in Canada
DATE POSTED 2020-01-29

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