Construction Estimator

Burlington Permanent CA$100,000 - CA$120,000 per year
  • Join an established General Contractor
  • Excellent growth and remuneration

About Our Client

Our client is a national Canadian ICI Design-Build General Contractor. Using in house Engineering Design talent and in house Construction Management professionals, they design, acquire approvals, and build manufacturing and storage facilities for the food, pharmaceutical, and logistics industries across Canada.

Job Description

The ideal candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Create comprehensive and accurate estimates easily convertible to construction budgets
  • Receive project documentation and create estimate breakdown
  • Follow up with project success to update future estimates
  • Pre-qualify and analyze new vendors for potential use.
  • Create and issue tenders for sub-contracting pricing
  • Create and maintain a costing database for future budgeting
  • Provide a weekly update on all current and upcoming estimates and budgets
  • Provide monthly reporting of issued estimates and budgets and track success rates
  • Identify project risks, mitigate company exposure to them effectively
  • Consider project schedule as well as construction challenges in all estimates
  • Proactively follow up on tenders and RFIs
  • Post-project reviews to compare thoroughness and accuracy of construction budget vs. actual cost

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class otherwise protected under applicable human rights legislation. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled and all other qualified applicants

The Successful Applicant

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • A min of 5 years of experience in the role of Construction Estimator within a General Contracting (GC) and/or Design-Build GC firm having been the sole or lead Estimator with a clear track record of successfully won projects.
  • Proficient knowledge in Site Development, Building Envelope, and M&E Systems for ICI facilities.
  • Ability to breakdown a project to elemental scopes of work with both complete sets of project documentation as well as from preliminary conceptual designs.
  • Have successfully estimated completed projects ranging in cost from $250,000 to $50 million.
    • Depth of experience with ICI type facilities ground up including site development
    • Confident and personable with clients, and sub-contractors
    • Simultaneous management of multiple estimates of varying size and complexity
    • Able to estimate high-level budgets as well as detailed line-item estimates
    • Able to instigate action from Sub-Trades and Vendors/Suppliers
    • Highly competent and effective negotiator
    • Ability to effectively communicate with Project Managers and Site Superintendents to verify scope capture and project plan of the estimate
    • Able to effectively communicate with engineers and architects to ensure all scopes of work are considered.
    • Effective writing and oral communication skills
    • Successful at maintaining and growing client and vendor relationships

What's on Offer

Competitive compensation package including:

  • Benefits
  • Bonus
  • RRSP match
  • Dynamic work environment
  • Excellent career growth potential

Base salary will be commensurate with experience.

Michael Cytrynbaum
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Michael Cytrynbaum
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