Estimator - Highway Construction

Category: Highways
Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Job ID: 15590
Job Status: Full Time Regular

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Job Description

Job Summary
You are an experienced estimator with two or more years of background in an estimating role. You will, under moderate guidance, prepare estimate packages in relation to quantity take offs, cost studies, budgets, sub trade solicitation, competitive bid comparisons and document control.

Come join our Ledcor team in Edmonton, Alberta!

Responsibilities
  • Implements and maintains Ledcor systems and procedures in relation to estimating
  • Performs general administrative and recordkeeping functions
  • Assists in contacting trades and suppliers regarding invitations, pricing, addenda and tender/bid closings
  • Produces quantity take-offs for all areas of the estimate as directed, 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
  • Performs complete and detailed estimates on selected projects consisting of project site visit, quantity take-off, pricing and presentation of the estimate for management review
  • Travels to site and performs a site inspection and records/report the site conditions to the project team. (approx. 20% travel requirement)
  • Assists in developing the schedule on which the estimate is built, requests input from the project team and sub trades
  • Actively reviews bid scopes for proper subcontractor compliance with project requirements
  • Assists in the selection and maintenance of subcontractors within a database
  • Provides guidance for non-estimating personnel on their estimating related requirements
  • Is actively aware of costs related to own work and associated projects, and assists with input to the estimating team on financial cost matters
  • Interfaces and communicates (written and oral) with the estimating team, and all levels of management, industry contacts, and contacts subcontractors and suppliers for pricing within estimates
  • May perform other related duties as assigned, such as creation of budgets, environmental plans, traffic plans and subcontracts


Requirements
  • Completion of post secondary education with a diploma in Civil Engineering Technology
  • Estimating experience is considered an asset, the ideal candidate has at least two years of estimating experience
  • Experience working with Alberta Transportations Specifications is considered an asset
  • Valid drivers' license
  • Developing technical knowledge of modern construction practices, techniques and equipment
  • Understanding of construction documents and the ability to assist construction document review
  • Knowledge of construction costs and budgets, ability to develop a project schedule on smaller less complex projects
  • Strong computer background including experience with MS Office and related estimating software. Heavy Bid experience is considered an asset
  • Ability to identify problems/issues and generates solutions and proposes solutions using standard procedures
  • Communicates effectively
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and work under pressure
  • Willing to contribute actively in team activities, sharing experiences and ideas


Work Conditions
  • Office based position
  • Some travel will be required to site and/or office locations within Canada

Ledcor Civil builds and maintains infrastructure in various industries including oil and gas, transportation, and mining. We're experts in public and private infrastructure construction and maintenance - from national highways to bridges, from airports to underground utilities and independent power projects. We also work on roads, earthworks, foundations, dams, power systems, and waterways.

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!

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