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Senior Estimator

Vancouver, British Columbia · Construction/Facilities
Senior Estimator    
Real Estate Development  
Multifamily Residential Concrete & Woodframe

Commercial & Hospitality  
Lower mainland, BC

$120,000 - $150,000+ base  

Our client is looking for a Senior Estimator to join their growing team. Seeking someone with excellent attention to detail, and who takes pride in their work. Reporting to the Chief Estimator, you will be responsible for leading estimates on either a multi-project basis, or on a single large and complex project, for residential, commercial, office, & hospitality buildings.

Senior Estimator Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Interact with and support chief estimator, pre-construction director, project directors, project managers, and coordinators.
  • Works closely with our external stakeholders e.g., Clients, consultants, and trade contractors, and internal stakeholders, e.g., development staff.
  • Able to explain and present estimates to senior management, and external clients.
  • Able to take the lead on creating and delivering estimate packages for complex projects.
  • Provides expert guidance to junior estimators and PM’s.
  • Performs complex quantity takeoffs to company and industry standards and can supervise the work of others.
  • Solicits sub trade and supplier pricing quotes and administers sub trade database.
  • Assists in the preparation of drawing reviews, including coordinating RFI’s from sub trades to consultants.
  • Takes ownership of the estimate with only minor supervision, preparing direct and indirect costs.
  • Is actively aware of current market rates for building materials and labour, and provides input to the team on all construction cost matters
  • Incorporates requirements from drawings and specifications into estimate and assesses potential risk items.
  • Reviews and develops construction schedules and ensures alignment with the estimate.
  • Reviews construction methodology and ensures alignment with the estimate.
  • Reviews and analyzes quotes, providing data to support trade selection.
  • Leads value engineering processes.
  • Strong computer background including experience with MS Office, On-Screen Takeoff, and Bluebeam.
  • An ability to think creatively and critically about problems, and to generate new and innovative ideas for improvement.

Senior Estimator Qualifications: 
  • 7+ years of estimating experience including residential & commercial market experience preferably.
  • General Contractor and or Trade Contractor experience is preferred.
  • College diploma or university degree in construction management, civil engineering, or quantity surveying.
  • Experience in both concrete, and wood frame construction is preferrable but not necessary.
  • Has a network of business relationships with trade contractors in the local Vancouver area.
  • Ability to conduct multi-tasking in an organized fashion.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A proactive attitude and a strong desire to take on new challenges and responsibilities.

Senior Estimator Renumeration:
  • $120,000 - $150,000+ base pay
  • Performance based bonus programs
  • Excellent family health benefits
  • RSP matching

Senior Estimator Similar Job Titles:

VP, Estimation  

Vice President, Estimation  
Chief Estimator
Director, Preconstruction
Preconstruction Services Manager

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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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