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Senior Estimator

Edmonton, AB · Construction/Facilities
Senior Estimator
Edmonton, AB
General Contractor
Commercial Construction



Reporting to the Manager, Pre-Con & Estimating, the Senior Estimator is responsible for the quantification, cost estimation, and bid preparation for all construction projects. The Senior Estimator will work closely with the Project Management Team in the preparation of estimates, project initiation and planning.



Senior Estimator Key Responsibilities 
 
  • Prepare Preliminary Budget Assessment complete with project statistics, scope preparation and summary
  • Review schematic drawings analysis and provide key notes
  • Conduct site and neighborhood analysis
  • Attend site visits and meetings, as directed
  • Manage all Class D to Class A estimating activities during pre-construction
  • Work closely with the Manager and PM team to produce well prepared cost plans (estimates, scopes, VE, schedule, risk analysis, variance reports)
  • Coordinate and participate in constructability review sessions with the Manager PM and Site Super and take minutes
  • At tendering stage, be responsible for tender packages, trade reconciliation sheets, work closely with the Manager and the PM to identify specific scopes
  • Prepare bid packages for construction management projects
  • Coordinate and lead trade scope clarification meetings
  • Prepare pre-tender and post-tender estimates with variance report
  • Coordinate and lead handover meetings
  • Provide smooth transfer of project estimates to project team
  • Prepare procurement schedule, tendering, buy-outs, contract negotiations, set up costing system and control estimate for future historical data
  • Follow up with project through completion
  • Assist Manager with labor cost report and productivities
  • Make periodical site visits and walk arounds
  • Assist Manager to identify difficult and unique design details, formwork systems (how it was estimated, how it was built) and construction equipment

Hard Bids:
 
  • Obtain tender docs, internal review, prepare for go/no-go meetings, estimate binder
  • Participate in estimating planning meetings
  • Set up weekly estimate review meetings and complete HB checklist
  • Arrange meetings with key subcontractors, as needed
  • Prepare all recap sheets preparation and assignments
  • Provide key notes to the Manager or lead estimator
  • Complete review of issued for tender specifications and drawings
  • Attend and participate in pre-bid/site assessment meetings
  • Perform and manage all labor, material and equipment take-offs and associated pricing
  • Communicate with all required subtrades for each tender to ensure understanding and completeness of scope
  • Ensure all required information is completed and assembled prior to the tender deadline
  • Coordinate preparation of full estimates, identifying inherent risks and opportunities
  • Oversee the tendering and award of subcontracts
  • Assemble complete accounting packages prior to job start-up to manage the financial control of the project
  • For successful bids, assist with the transition of projects from estimating to project management Promote and monitor occupational health and safety culture within the organization


Senior Estimator Education & Experience
 
  • 5+ years of experience in construction estimating
  • Experience with hard tender closing, different procurement models and CM
  • Experience in industrial, commercial, institutional construction, strongly preferred
  • Gold Seal Certification in Estimating or working towards, an asset
  • Bachelor of Engineering, BCIT, SAIT Certificate in Engineering, Architectural Technologies, or equivalent, an asset
  • Professional Quantity Surveyor (PQS) accreditation, or working towards, an asset


Senior Estimator Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
 
  • Demonstrated ability to gather and organize information from several sources and compose Sound knowledge of construction and building techniques and ability to read and interpret contract drawings and specifications
  • Demonstrated competence in the areas of safety, people management, project execution, cost control, quality and administration
  • Effective attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy
  • Ability to balance task detail with project priorities
  • High level of integrity, confidentially, and accountability
  • Strong work ethic and positive team attitude
  • Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills
  • Proactive problem-solver and efficient communicator that can manage difficult situations with positive results
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite (advanced Excel and Microsoft Project) and Adobe Acrobat
  • Experience with Timberline Estimating, Bluebeam Revu, On-Screen Takeoff and Procore is an asset
     







Similar Job Titles 
Senior Estimator 
Chief Estimator
Construction Estimator
Estimator
Cost Engineer 
Quantity Surveyor 



Senior Estimator Salary

Commensurate with experience, full benefits package and lots of other perks!
 

Only applicants with the legal right to work in Canada can be considered for this opportunity.
We thank all those who express interest in this opportunity however only those short-listed we be contacted.

 


Thank you for your interest in this job posting.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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