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Estimator

Job Location: Vancouver
Job Category: Office
Job Type: Full Time

SUMMARY OF POSITION

Reporting to the Senior Estimator, the successful candidate will be responsible for the estimation and cost management of projects moving through pre-construction across a variety of sectors, of numerous sizes and scopes.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for preparing estimates for assigned projects, assisting Senior Estimators in preparing estimates for larger, complex projects while identifying inherent risks and opportunities for each unique job.
  • Ability to develop project strategy to secure each project and establish a critical path schedule to meet the project’s required performance, profitability targets, and contract completion dates.
  • Solicit pricing from subcontractors while maintaining focus on customer service and satisfaction.
  • Conduct thorough review of the project documents and analyze subcontractor requirements while working with clients and consultants with respect to issues that may require clarification or elaboration.
  • Develop preliminary project construction schedules related to critical path through collaboration with project team members assigned and subcontractors.
  • Confirm that health, safety, and environmental standards are considered and incorporated into each cost plan/estimate.
  • Participate in the closing of the estimate and submission of the tender, in addition to assisting in the development of post-tender submissions including negotiations related to submitted tenders.
  • Assist Estimating team in other duties or tasks as assigned and deemed appropriate.
  • Develop, manage and maintain new and existing client, consultant and trade relationships.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

 

  • University or technical school graduate in Construction Management, Architectural and Building Technology, Engineering, or related field.
  • 2 – 5 years experience with estimating techniques, tendering processes and negotiating contracts.
  • Ability to read and understand construction drawings and plans, while critiquing information and providing technical explanations.
  • High attention to detail, with the ability to interpret and analyze construction documents.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the capacity to actively listen and communicate effectively with clients, trades and internal employees.
  • Must take direction well, with the capacity to work independently on assigned tasks.

 

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