Senior Estimator (Construction)

SiteFull TimePerth, ON

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We are seeking a Senior Construction Estimator to:

  • Work with project management and business development to determine budgeting, general conditions and strategic position for project opportunities being considered
  • Oversee and manage all aspects of the estimating and Pre-Construction process, from estimate preparation, subcontractor solicitation, through to subcontract buyout / contracting.
  • Identify and select highly qualified subcontractors and solicit competitive pricing for tenders
  • Read, interpret and understand contract drawings and specifications, and maintains conformance with same during work processes
  • Conduct thorough analysis of tender drawings and prepare detailed/accurate quantity takeoffs
  • Review the project plans and specifications and comment on the design, scheduling, possible cost savings measures and potential construction problems.
  • Participate in pre-construction process, including attending meetings, preparing and presenting budget, value engineering

Skills & Experience

  • Knowledge of construction management, lump sum and design build contracts
  • Ability to pull apart drawings and technical specs with a solid understanding of trade scope of work
  • Relationship savvy and interpersonal skills to demand the respect of all stakeholders
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and meet competing deadlines
  • Proficiency in computerized estimating programs

PREFRREED: Skills & Experience

  • 3-5 years of commercial construction estimating experience in a general contracting or construction environment
  • OR
  • Construction, Engineering or Architectural degree or diploma preferred
  • Strong relationships with local sub-trades and knowledge of local market conditions
  • Reside within 80 kms of office