Estimator Opportunity

Toronto ON
Full-Time
Posted On Nov 15 2019

The Opportunity 

  • Oversee and manage all aspects of the estimating and Pre‐Construction process, from estimate preparation, subcontractor solicitation, through to subcontract buyout / contracting.  
  • Work with project management and Business Development to determine budgeting, general conditions and strategic position for project opportunities being considered 
  • Identify and select highly qualified subcontractors and solicit competitive pricing for tenders 
  • Read, interpret and understand contract drawings and specifications, and maintains conformance with same during work processes 
  • Conduct thorough analysis of tender drawings and prepare detailed/accurate quantity takeoffs 
  • Review the project plans and specifications and comment on the design, scheduling, possible cost savings measures and potential construction problems. 
  • Participate in pre‐construction process, including attending meetings, preparing and presenting budget, value engineering 

Desired talents and experience 

  • Over 5 years of commercial construction estimating experience in a general contracting or construction 
  • management environment 
  • Construction, Engineering or Architectural degree or diploma 
  • Knowledge of construction management, lump sum, design build, project management contracts 
  • Experience estimating projects up to $20M  
  • Gold Seal certification in estimating and/or Quantity Surveyor designation are assets 
  • Strong relationships with local sub‐trades and knowledge of local market conditions 
  • Ability to pull apart drawings and technical specs with a solid understanding of trade scope of work 
  • Relationship savvy and interpersonal skills to demand the respect of all stakeholders 
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and meet competing deadlines 
  • Proficiency in computerized estimating programs 

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Please send your resume and cover letter to: Sarah Paul Director of Human Resources spaul@govanbrown.com and indicate you found the position through Work in Trades

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