Chief Estimator - Heavy Civil & ICI

Locations Toronto
Discipline Construction
Job reference 3232953
Consultant name Aaron Benton
Consultant email
Consultant contact no +1 647 980 2377
Our client are a well known construction manager and general contractor, operating across the fields of institutional, commercial, industrial and heavy civil construction. They are currently looking for a Chief Estimator to join their Mississauga office for an immediate start.

The Role:

Chief Estimator provides and is accountable for the overall leadership of the estimating department. He/she successfully tracks down project leads, turns them into bidding opportunities, solicits pricing from trade partners and develops detailed budgets and competitive bids and proposals in order to meet the objective of continued and sustainable growth of the company.

Some of the Chief Estimator responsibilities include:
  • Recommending and implementing winning tendering strategies
  • Developing mutually profitable, long term business relationships with project partners
  • Qualifying bidding and prequalification opportunities
  • Analyzing project risk and implementing risk mitigation strategies
  • Developing budgets, competitive bids, and proposals
  • Lead tender closings
Skills & Experience Required:
  • 10+ years experience in Institutional, Commercial, Industrial and/or Water/Wastewater construction estimating.
  • Hold a professional engineering degree (P.Eng), or a Gold Seal Certificate (GSC) in Estimating, or a Quantity Surveyor designation.
  • Have experience in estimating LEED projects
  • Have excellent knowledge of local market conditions and industry players
  • Have direct estimating experience in the capacity of Senior Estimator of large Institutional, Commercial, Industrial and/or Water/Wastewater construction projects valued between $10million and $100 million
  • Demonstrate the ability to handle stressful situation and meet tight deadlines
  • Demonstrate superior leadership, motivational and mentoring skills
  • Have strong management, negotiation, and problem-solving skills
  • Have excellent communication skills in English (oral and written)
  • Be able to read, understand and interpret complex contract documents, drawings, specifications, scopes of work and project schedules
  • Be eligible for security clearances and possess a valid driver’s license
  • Have superior working knowledge of MS Office suite (Word, Excel, and Outlook), MS Project or Primavera scheduling software and industry leading estimating/quantity take off software.
What's on offer?

A secure working environment, competitive salary, benefits, RSP, bonus and travel reimbursement, is on offer to the successful candidate.

We appreciate every single application that reaches us but due to the high volume of applicants we are only able to contact shortlisted candidates.

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