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Senior Estimator- P3 & Design Build

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Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date Posted:
Job ID: R15325
Job Status: Full-Time

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Job Summary:

Position Summary:

You’re a Senior Estimator with 10+ years of experience working in multi-disciplinary institutional construction projects on P3 & Design-Build pursuits and projects. You will be the lead estimator in the & Design-Build department and will support our regional offices in pursuit of P3, Design-Build (and other alternate procurement deliveries including; IPD, Alliance & Progressive Design-Build). Responsibilities include; directing activities of quantity take-offs, cost analysis, sub-trade negotiations, competitive bid management, and document control while utilizing current estimating software (OST).

This position offers the flexibility of working hybrid or remotely dependent on where the applicant lives.


  • Lead design-build estimate teams through RFPs for design-build projects throughout Canada.

  • Manages and provides input into estimating, costs, profitability, budget and risk management across multiple projects.

  • Provides clear direction and technical guidance to estimating team members.

  • Supervises the solicitation of trades regarding bid invitations, sub-trade teaming agreements, pricing, addenda, and proposal submissions. 

  • Supervises estimating staff’s 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, and performs complete estimates on selected projects consisting of project site visits, quantity take-off, and pricing.

  • 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 present or support the presentation of estimate proposals with the executive.

  • Prepares conceptual estimates by interpreting historical data.

  • Oversees and updates maintenance of subcontractors within a database.

  • Guides 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.

  • Explores future opportunities pursuant to the business plan, manages bids and leads the team in programming and pre-construction phases.

  • Prepares for and attends major trade pre-award meetings as required.


  • 10+ years of estimating experience preferably within institutional construction

  • Completion of post-secondary education with a diploma or degree related to Construction Management, Quantity Surveying, Estimating, Engineering or related education.

  • Stays current with development of estimating technology; strong computer background including experience with MS Office and Estimating software.

  • Acts as a facilitator and mentor, a team leader and technical contributor in extremely complex or interdependent projects; conducts performance management meetings for supporting or professional staff.

  • Ability to manage and coordinate multiple priorities, project deadlines, and resources from multiple business units and locations.

  • Anticipates problems and challenges, proposes innovative solutions and ensures solutions are consistent with the organization’s objectives and strategic positioning

  • Creates and maintains formal networks with key decision-makers internally and externally

  • Explains and presents complex ideas while anticipating potential challenges, prepares cases accordingly to influence others.

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Company Description

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!

Employment Equity

At Ledcor we believe diversity, equity, and inclusion should be part of everything we do. We are proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified individuals, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, Veteran status or any other identifying characteristic are encouraged to apply.

Our True Blue team consists of individuals from all backgrounds who contribute diverse perspectives and experiences to Ledcor. We are committed to continuing to build on our culture of empowerment, inclusion and belonging.  

Adjustments will be provided in all parts of our hiring process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance by submitting a request via email. For more information about Ledcor’s Inclusion and Diversity initiatives, please visit our I&D page.

1055 West Hastings St, Vancouver, BC