Estimating Manager (Chief Estimator)

Vancouver BC
Posted On Jan 11 2020 Feb 10 2020

Position Description: Manages and is responsible for all estimating functions that may be required during preconstruction. Directs, coordinates and participates in the preparation of all estimates that are provided by the Estimating Department. 


Reports To: General Manager or Preconstruction Manager 


Essential Duties & Responsibilities*:


Manage the Estimating Department and allocate appropriate resources.

Manage and be accountable for the reimbursement of Estimating staff and costs as they pertain to General and Administrative costs (G&A).

Lean, train and develop the Senior Estimating Engineers, Estimating Engineers, Assistant Estimating Engineers, and/or Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) Engineers, including completing performance evaluations.

Ensure strict adherence to safety, Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC), ethics and compliance requirements at all times.

Responsible for the accuracy and timeliness of the work product of the Estimating Department.

Oversee and manage the process of reviewing drawings, specifications and all other construction documents. Make Senior Management aware of design-related problems, completeness of documents and other potential risks.

Overall responsibility for developing Lump Sum bids for Management approval.

Develop and maintain relationships with clients as needed. Provide market research information for upcoming work for these clients.

Oversee the development of the General Conditions/Requirements (GC/GR) estimate and review with Senior Management.

Maintain historical data and develop cost trends.

Manage and oversee the value engineering process during preconstruction.

Collaborate with Business Development in proposal presentations, and in building Client and Architect/Engineer and Subcontractor relationships.

Collaborate with Purchasing in evaluating and analyzing subcontractor proposals.

May be called upon to perform the duties of a Senior Estimating Engineer.                          

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Building Construction or similar and a minimum of ten years of estimating experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Additional experience in project engineering, field supervision or purchasing required. Knowledge of building construction, materials, systems, market conditions and trade practices. Conceptual ability to work with minimum information and quickly develop an understanding of the Owner/Architect requirements. Should demonstrate imaginative, innovative and succinct approach to a project. Excellent leadership, verbal and written skills required. Excellent computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite programs and Turner's estimating software. Complete knowledge of the estimating documents and the ability to provide accurate qualitative and quantitative analysis of the documents. Must be able to multitask and meet established deadlines.


Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is sometimes exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to airborne particles or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to very loud.


*May perform other duties as necessary or assigned.

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