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Our client is a well-established local company that provides General Contracting, Construction Management, Design-Build and Tenant Improvements services. They are seeking a Senior Estimator to join their team in Victoria, BC. This position is responsible for the quantification, cost estimation, and bid preparation for construction projects. Reporting to the Manager, Pre-Construction and Estimating, Senior Estimators work closely with the Project Managers in the preparation of estimates and project initiation and planning. This is a great opportunity to join a company with an excellent reputation for managing and constructing quality projects on time and on budget.  To learn more, give us a call at 1-855-733-7325, text 250-483-5954, or apply online today!

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Terms: Permanent, Full-time. 

Salary:  Competitive, depending on experience.  Relocation assistance may be provided for the right candidate.

Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package including extended health, dental, 3 weeks’ vacation and optional defined Contribution Pension Plan, company truck.

Education: 

  • Journeyperson certification, Red Seal, or Gold Seal Certification accreditation, a strong asset.
  • Professional Engineering accreditation, education or experience is a strong asset.  
  • Driver’s license and clean abstract required. 

Experience: 5+ years of construction estimating experience in the industrial, commercial, and institutional construction industry required. Multi-unit, concrete tower experience preferred. 

Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of contracting, negotiating, and change management. 
  • Effective attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy. 
  • High level of integrity, confidentiality, and accountability.
  • Strong work ethic and positive team attitude.
  • Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills. 
  • Demonstrated competence in the areas of safety, people management, project execution, cost control, quality and administration.
  • Sound knowledge of construction and building techniques and the ability to read and interpret contract drawings and specifications.
  • Proactive problem-solver who can manage difficult situations with positive results.
  • Good computer skills – MS Office.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare tender and proposal responses and associated deliverables (bonds, insurance, etc.)
  • Prepare estimates for review prior to submission of quotations or bids. 
  • Manage document distribution through estimate phase internally and externally.
  • Prepare PBA (Preliminary Budget Assessment) complete with project statistics, scope preparation and summary.  
  • Review schematic drawings analysis and provide key notes. 
  • Conduct site and neighbourhood analysis and attend site visits and meetings, as directed.  
  • Work closely with the Manager and PM team to produce well prepared cost plans (estimates, scopes, VE, schedule, risk analysis, variance reports). 
  • Arrange meetings with key subcontractors, as needed.  
  • Perform and manage all labour, 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.  
  • Assemble complete accounting packages prior to job start-up to manage the financial control of the project. 
  • Assist with the transition of projects from estimating to project management.
  • Assist project manager with supplemental estimating to support changes and/or significant changes in scope. 
  • Assist the project managers in the resolution of commercial issues with clients and subcontractors,  particularly where issues relate to original bid/proposal. 
  • Review project financial reports for variations from budget/estimate. 
  • Assist the Manager of Pre-Construction and Estimating in compiling historical data for incorporation in future estimates.
  • Other duties as required. 

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