Senior Estimator - ICI

Locations Ontario
Discipline Construction
Job reference 3256502
Consultant name Aaron Benton
Consultant email
Consultant contact no +1 647 980 2377
Our client is a well known construction management and general contracting company who specialise in ICI construction with office locations across Canada. They have a diverse range of capabilities in Construction Management and Integrated Project Delivery and are proud to be the first and largest B Corp certified commercial general contractor in North America.

The are currently looking for an experienced Senior Estimator, with experience on transportation buildings, aged care facilities, and institutional buildings to join their team for an immediate start.

The Role:
The Estimator is responsible for the accurate, timely preparation of full-cost estimates for projects, including materials and labour. This individual's accuracy is critical to the profitability of the business.
The Tasks:
  • Prepare and / or co-ordinate the preparation of full-cost estimates on Conceptual, Design-Build / Construction Management / IPD / Lump Sum or general tender work.
  • Prepare materials, labour and equipment cost estimations necessary to successfully carry out a construction project according to proposals, plans, estimates and specifications.
  • Establish unit costs, labour rates, productivity factors and location impacts
  • Obtain competitive material & equipment prices for all tenders / pursuits, specific to each opportunity
  • Evaluate and recommend allowances for indirect costs, design unknowns, escalation and contingency.
  • Establish and develop competitive edges on tenders / pursuits in order to improve chances of success.
  • Attend Pre-tender site visits / meetings in order to fully understand the scope of the tender / project
  • Review design options and recommend best solution based on cost, engineering quality or availability of materials.
  • Provide technical assistance in negotiating contracts, change orders, etc., as required
  • Participate and / or lead commercial / contract negotiations for Sub-trade “Buy-out’s” on secured projects; in conjunction with the operations team
  • Attend and Participate in Interviews with Client Teams for projects / opportunities that we are pursuing
The Requirements (Minimum Qualifications):
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in construction/engineering or an appropriate field.
  • Three or more years of experience in estimating.
  • Able to read and interpret building specifications, blueprints and as-builds.
  • Mathematical and analytical skills necessary for development of material and labour estimates.
  • Mathematical and analytical skills necessary for interpretation of job-cost reports.
  • Able to use cost-estimating software to prepare cost quotes and bids.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and Adobe.
  • Good understanding of current market conditions and competitors within our marketplace
The Preferred Qualifications:
  • Effective verbal communication and listening skills.
  • Good time-management skills.
  • Good client service and public interaction skills.
  • Able to work in a team environment with a minimum of supervision
  • Collaborative in dealing with customers and fellow employees.
What's on offer? 

Market leading salary package, including benefits, structured bonuses and shares in the company!

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

To apply please follow the links below or e-mail your up to date CV to:

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