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Vancouver, BC · Construction/Facilities
Real Estate Firm
Varied project portfolio
Commercial, Residential, Light Industrial, TI
Vancouver, BC

$75,000 - $110,000

Our client, an established Real Estate Firm is looking to hire an Estimator for their growing team.  

Reporting to the Chief Estimator, you will work closely with the development, design, and construction teams to ensure proactive constructability, costing and profitability of projects. You will proactively manage the estimate process, estimate, and trade tendering strategies and contacts and assist our in-house design and construction teams by providing cost information during all stages of the project.

Estimator duties:
  • Understand and collaborate to establish unit costs, labour rates, productivity factors and location impacts with the estimating team
  • Prepare quantity take-offs and estimates, including preparation of estimates for conceptual designs
  • Review and compare estimates of construction costs through all estimating phases to prior estimates for variances and changes. Adjust future estimates to reflect actual costs through design processes 
  • Conduct materials and pricing research
  • Assist in maintaining preferred vendor, supplier, trade and estimating databases
  • Identify at risk trades and work with design and construction teams to understand project performance and capability post projects
  • Compile information from development and design teams to create complete trade bid packages, as well as collaborate with and lead construction team tenders
  • Create scope of works for bid packages and socialize with teams 
  • Create tender document packages and manage tender issue and budget information for issue
  • Advise project directors and design managers  of changes in the trade bid schedule
  • Manage trade bid packages including production/compiling of addendums 
  • Analyze and produce trade recommendations
  • Be involved with the construction team during trade negotiations 
  • Create budgets, including order of magnitudes and Class D to A
  • Identify and manage cost savings necessary to ensure budgets are controlled
  • Work with design team, trades and suppliers to assist in budgeting 
  • Create preliminary schedules 
  • Present budgets and conduct review meetings with internal and external clients 
  • Track design changes with associated pricing feedback throughout lifecycle of budgeting 
  • Assemble general conditions and general requirements budgets, to be presented to project team stakeholders
  • Report on building statistics and revisions to statistics through the lifecycle of the design

Estimator requirements:
  • 2 to 5 years working in the construction industry in a similar role
  • Bachelor's Degree or Diploma in Construction, Project Management or related field 
  • Experience and knowledge of various types of construction, including tenant improvements, light industrial, commercial and residential 
  • Advanced Excel, MS Project and Quantity Take Off software skills to prepare budgets and schedule
  • Ability to learn and use where necessary BIM 360 suite of software relating to your estimating responsibilities and DESTINI software
  • An understanding of various building types, traditional subcontractor work scopes,. construction systems and methods, construction specifications, tendering practices and contract types
  • Strong analytical, mathematical and spatial thinking necessary to do material and labour estimates and interpret job cost reports
  • Proven ability to read and interpret building specifications and drawings

Estimator remuneration:

Competitive compensation, benefits, health & wellness programs, learning / development / growth opportunities

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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.


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