Chief Estimator

Dartmouth NS
Posted On Jul 30 2019 Aug 29 2019

Atlantica is currently recruiting for a Chief Estimator in their Dartmouth, Nova Scotia office. This position will

report to the Vice President of Atlantica.


  • Ensures bidding accuracy through all phases of the bidding process
  • Tracks bidding success and analyzes bid performance to improve system and estimating strategies
  • Develops and/or maintains company estimating norms including change order pricing guides
  • Attends tender clarification meetings and participates in post tender negotiations
  • Develops bid strategy including trade interfaces
  • Fosters relationship development with key clients and industry stakeholders
  • Constantly monitors estimating database for accuracy, investigates new technologies and ensures
  • adequate training is provided to the team
  • Provides a direct interface with the Construction team for new project kick-off meetings and works
  • directly with the shop staff and field for feedback into our estimating norms as projects are completed.
  • Completes tenders for bid spec work and design build proposals.
  • Determines and acquires required material, equipment and manpower resources while maintaining a
  • budget
  • Establishes industry contacts and relationships to promote increased sales
  • Identifies business opportunities and potential clients
  • Promotes a strong safety culture and ensures adherence to HSE regulations and policies

Experience & Qualifications:

  • Engineering degree, Engineering Technology diploma or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience estimating large scale construction projects in a multi-discipline
  • environment across all trades is required, with particular focus on electrical, plumbing, HVAC and
  • mechanical
  • Experience managing a team of estimators
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills to enable effective communication with the bid team
  • members, management, trades-persons, suppliers, subcontractors and clients
  • Proficient with reading drawings and specifications and experience with Estimating Bid Spec jobs as well
  • as Design Build projects
  • Proficient in computer software (Accubid, Quickpen, Word, Excel, etc.).


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If you are interested in joining our growing team, please apply in confidence to quoting Competition No. AM-NS-CE-07-18.