Role details

Estimator / Project Manager - Kitchener

Kitchener   •   CA$60,000 - CA$70,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Opportunity to join an established civil constructor
  • Progressive role within Kitchener operation

About Our Client

The organization is a well reputed civil construction contractor dedicated to projects across the GTA and South Western ON.

The organization specializes in a wide range of heavy civil construction services and material products. In addition to the heavy civil construction company, the company owns and operates a precast manufacturing facility, asphalt cement terminal, portable concrete batch plants, and a number of pits, quarries and asphalt plants.

Job Description

The ideal candidate will possess at least five years of experience working in estimating and project management or joint capacities, for civil construction contractors in the ON market.

Key responsibilities will include:

Project Management

  • Manages projects to ensure they are constructed according to design, budget and schedule.
  • Monitors project performance, schedule, costs, equipment, manpower, materials, equipment maintenance, safety and quality control
  • Interfaces with project team, subcontractors and related third parties
  • Monitors and inspects project site to maintain a safe work environment and provides leadership to ensure policies, procedures and standards are followed
  • Supervises, provides guidance and assesses performance of direct reports and other team members
  • Oversees project closeout


  • Follow-up on bidding opportunities identified through advertisements, customers, RFQ's, etc.
  • Review job specifications in detail (instructions to bidders, general conditions, special provisions) as well as specifications on project drawings and soil reports.
  • Prepare job cost estimates including subcontractors and review overhead costs and mark-ups with Construction Manager and General Manager.
  • Follow up on timelines for submitted bids and update the estimating system with results.
  • Coordinate the transfer of successful projects, subcontractor contracts and purchase orders to contract administrator and accountant.
  • Perform pre-job planning to include all senior role players and attend all site meetings.
  • Compile various cost reports and resolve cost issues.
  • Track substantial completion of projects and ensure reconciliation of all subcontract agreements.
  • Maintain and build customer relations.

The Successful Applicant

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • C.E.T. designation in civil or construction engineering.
  • Experience in heavy civil and road construction projects.
  • Estimating experience in the construction industry.
  • Experience in managing all aspects of road building, asphalt and construction projects.
  • Experience managing ICI projects is an asset.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and build strong working relationships.
  • Familiar with project management and estimating software programs.
  • Ability to be flexible and work in a fast paced environment.
  • Effective decision making and problem solving skills.
  • Effective time management and prioritization skills.

What's on Offer

Competitive compensation package. Salary will be commensurate with experience to $70K. This is a full time permanent opportunity based in the company's Kitchener office.

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