Senior Estimator - (ICI)

Ottawa (ON) On-site Only
Opportunity Number: 2071792
ConstructionConstruction & Property Management
LanguageSecurity Clearance
English verbal and writtenNot required
Start PeriodDate Posted
Two weeks +Monday, August 22, 2022
Job Description

Our client, in the Ottawa area, is seeking to add a Senior Estimator to their team.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Conduct detailed analysis of contract documents for hard bid / lump sum projects.
  • Accurately interpret specifications to understand trade scopes and communicates gaps / missing information;
  • Identify risk factors associated with same; and review constructability issues with operational staff.
  • Prepare quantity takeoffs and material and labor costing from the drawings and specifications.
  • Prepare project schedule for developing General Account costs.
  • Prepare General Account costs, including all special requirements such as supervision, winter conditions, weather protection, hoisting, all temporary facilities, and all safety requirements, cleaning.
  • Identify productivity impacts, including weather, shifts, location, labor availability, site constraints, operating facility, etc.
  • Arrange and coordinate scope review meetings with key trades during tender process.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with trade contractors.
  • Complete final cost estimate, including costing all labor, materials, equipment, overhead, and profit margins, to have a final tender submission ready for review and approval by management.
  • Assist in preparing project schedule for Proposals / Pre-qualifications.
  • Assist in preparing Proposals / Pre-qualifications for acquiring new work / new clients.
  • Maintain and communicate data on construction and material cost trends affecting project costs and analyze alternate means and methods to determine the most economical alternatives.
  • Build effective relationships with customers, design teams, specialty contractors, and suppliers that reflect and support the Company’s core values.
  • Ensure the flow of project information is maintained and documented.
  • Organize the estimating department to ensure that the proper procedures are in place to allow a smooth bidding process.

Qualifications and Experience
  • University Degree or College Diploma in Engineering or Construction Management or a combination of education and industry experience; and possess 2 to 5 years’ relevant experience estimating in the ICI construction industry;
  • Possess general construction knowledge; and have developed a good understanding of specifications, materials, and methods and procedures through site visits or on-site experience.
  • Possess knowledge of key principles involved in bid preparation, including quantity take-off procedures, trade contractor procurement, inter-departmental functions, pricing, and bid-closing procedures.
  • Have the ability to identify risks / opportunities contained within contract documents.
  • Be familiar with different delivery methods, such as Construction & Project Management, hard bid, guaranteed maximum price (GMP), unit price, design-build, target prices, and cost-reimbursable.
  • Be able and willing to converse with, and solicit, trades and be comfortable with cold-calling.
  • Possess advanced skills using Microsoft Office Suite and internal operations systems, scheduling and estimating software.

Education and Certifications

Minimum education required: University Degree or College Diploma

Competitive salary
performance incentives
RRSP program
Advancement opportunities
Comprehensive Benefit Plan, including: Extended Health Coverage; Dental coverage; Disability insurance; and Life insurance

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We’re an equal opportunities employer committed to increasing diversity and inclusion in today’s workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Minorities, women, LGBTQ candidates, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you require an accommodation, please review our accessibility policy and reach out to our accessibility officer with any questions.
Merci de l’intérêt que vous manifestez pour ce poste. La description du poste nous a été fournie en anglais par notre client. Si vous souhaitez passer l’entrevue avec nous en français ou fournir votre CV en français, nous vous confierons à une personne de notre équipe qui parle français.

Opportunity Number: 2071792

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