Location: Calgary, Alberta
Senior Estimator - Building Construction
Job ID: 13092
Job Status: Full Time Regular
You’re a seasoned Estimator with 8+ years of experience working in multi-disciplinary commercial construction projects. You will perform quantity take offs, cost analysis, sub-trade negotiations, competitive bid management and document control. You will lead estimating activities involved in preparing hard bid, cost plus and design build estimates for projects.
Join our Ledcor Building team in Calgary, AB today!
Provides clear direction to estimating team members and distributes workload to capitalize on individual and group strengths while ensuring balanced exposure to work experience and development opportunities
Supervises the solicitation of trades regarding bid invitations, pricing, addenda, and tender/bid closings
Supervises quantity take-offs for all areas of the estimate while ensuring the take-off is well notated for hand-over to the project team and includes safety and security requirements required by Ledcor policies and applicable legislation
Analyzes plans, specifications, proposals, and other documentation to prepare bid estimates for projects, performs complete estimates on selected projects consisting of project site visit, quantity take-off, pricing, and presentation of the estimate for management review
Applies knowledge and skills through the handling of complex problems and shares expertise with the estimating team in an ongoing effort to develop, recommend revisions and implement procedures, standards, rules and regulations
Evaluates and presents or supports the presentation of estimate proposals
Manages all aspects of budgeting and bidding
Prepares conceptual estimates by interpreting historical data
Assists in the selection and maintenance of subcontractors within a database
Provides guidance for non-estimating personnel on their estimating related requirements
Researches and analyzes cost data for review and presentation to management
Interfaces and communicates effectively (written and oral) with other estimating staff, all levels of management, clients and Industry
contacts; contacts and develops business relationships with subcontractors and suppliers for pricing within estimates
Manages bids and leads the team in programing and pre-construction phases
Attends major trade pre-award meetings as required
May perform other related duties as assigned
8+ years estimating experience preferably within commercial construction
Completion of post-secondary education with a diploma or degree related to Construction Management, Quantity Surveying, Estimating, Engineering or related education
Has developed technical knowledge of modern construction practices, techniques and equipment
Understanding of construction documents and the ability to assess their completeness
Strong computer background including experience with MS Office and Estimating software
Ability to manage multiple priorities, project deadlines and locations
Ability to identify problems/issues, looks beyond the immediate problem to the wider implications and generates new solutions to complex problems
Creates and maintains formal networks internally and externally.
Explains and presents complex ideas while anticipating potential challenges, prepares case accordingly to influence others
Ability to act as a facilitator and mentor, moves the team forward, may be a team leader or conduct performance management meetings for supporting or professional staff
Ability to close complex tenders/bids and proposals
Office based position
Ledcor Building offers full-service construction for commercial, residential, institutional, and light industrial projects, along with expertise in green building. Our depth of knowledge and expertise come from building hundreds of projects – of all sizes – across North America each year.
But when you work for Ledcor, your experience will go far beyond the project. Do you want a career that means more? Join our True Blue team now!