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Senior Estimator - Civil

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Location: Oshawa, ON, Canada
Date Posted:
Job ID: R19662
Job Status: Full-Time

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Job Summary:

You are an experienced Estimator with expertise in large infrastructure projects. In this role, you will lead quantity take offs, cost analysis and competitive bid management while utilizing current estimating software. You will prepare lump sum, unit rate and cost plus estimates for a broad range of projects. You are a problem solver and continuously look for innovative solutions that can be utilized on projects.

We provide a competitive total compensation package, excellent training, benefits, RRSP's and career growth potential with advancement opportunities within our diversified company.

Apply today to join our Infrastructure team in Toronto, Ontario!

Essential Responsibilities

  • Lead quantity take-offs, cost analysis and competitive bid management while utilizing current estimating software.
  • Interface and communicate effectively (written and oral) with the estimating team, with all levels of management, clients, and industry contacts.
  • Incorporate requirements from drawing specifications, terms, and conditions into bid. Reviews unanswered complex RFI's and identifies appropriate bidding strategy.
  • Analyze plans, specifications, proposals, and other documentation to prepare bid estimates for projects. Perform complete estimates on selected projects consisting of project site visit, quantity take-off, pricing, and presentation of the estimate for management review.    
  • Supervise the solicitation of trades regarding bid invitations, pricing, addenda, and tender/bid closings.    
  • Supervise and perform 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.    
  • Apply knowledge and skills through the handling of complex problems and share expertise with the estimating team in an ongoing effort to develop, recommend revisions and implement procedures, standards, rules and regulations.    
  • Prepare conceptual estimates by interpreting historical data.
  • Research and analyze cost data for review and present to management.


  • 8+ years of related estimating experience within large infrastructure projects and the different scopes of work including rail, bridges, structures, utilities, grading etc. and must have relative contacts in the industry.
  • Completion of post-secondary education with a diploma or degree related to Construction Management, Estimating, Engineering or a related education.
  • Knowledge of modern construction practices, techniques, and equipment.
  • An understanding of construction documents and the ability to assess the level of completeness.
  • Knowledge of construction costs, budgets, and ability to develop a project schedule.
  • Strong computer background including experience with MS Office, Bluebeam, InEight Estimate, Primavera P6, and related software.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and willing to promote teamwork by motivating, coaching and guiding others.



Additional Information:

Company Description

The Ledcor Group of Companies is one of North America’s most diversified construction companies. Ledcor is a company built on a rich history of long-standing project successes. 

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. For more information about Ledcor’s Inclusion and Diversity initiatives, please visit our I&D page. 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.

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