Chief Estimator

Oakville ON
Posted On Dec 2 2019 Jan 1 2020

As a Chief Estimator, you will be responsible for preparing and coordinating estimates for Bronte Construction projects, primarily focusing on medium to large-scale heavy civil P3 pursuits, as well as regional bid-build work.


Key Role Responsibilities


Coordinate total estimating effort, leading a team of estimators.

Review proposal specifications, drawings, attend pre-bid meetings to determine scope of work and required contents of estimate

Review schedules of projects being estimated

Organize estimating team to prepare bids, select vendors and/or subcontractors and determine cost (effectiveness) of projects to be bid

Perform Risk and Contract Management responsibilities as required

Review and incorporate historical data from purchase orders, subcontracts, productivity analysis reports, etc. into the estimate

Prepare (discipline estimates by calculating) complete quantity take off based on scope of work

Consult with clients, vendors and other stakeholders to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve potential issues

Review design options and recommend best solutions based on cost, engineering quality or availability of materials

Act as the project champion in working with other Bronte Construction employees, owners and subcontractors to get commitment and consensus regarding proposed bids

Establish and review list of work to be performed by subcontractors

Review final estimate and apply strategic cost factors where necessary

Monitor client changes and advise the estimating team of all changes in scope during the estimate period

Partner with other estimators to turn project over to production team

Follow awarded contracts as assigned – may include estimating extra work items, change orders, credits

Advise on major changes in scope of work and monitor actual cost to estimated cost

Upon project completion, conduct debriefing with estimating, engineering and production teams to discuss positive and negative aspects of the project

Search, analyze and communicate to the team options for the most effective means and methods of construction

Prepare bids, select vendors and/or subcontractors and determine cost effectiveness of projects to be bid



Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Quantity Surveying, or related discipline

Minimum of 8+ years’ of civil construction experience, with at least 2 years in an estimating capacity

Technical knowledge and experience design-build and/or P3 projects in Canada is an asset

Eligibility for registration as a P.Eng is an asset

Thorough knowledge (ideally with hands-on application) in the construction of earthwork, structures, paving, underground, and grading practices on large high-profile and complex heavy civil projects

Expert knowledge of HCSS Heavy Bid Estimating Software, AutoCAD, Word, and Excel

Previous experience and/or willingness to lead and mentor estimators is preferred

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