Senior Estimator - Ottawa - High-rise

Ottawa Permanent CA$120,000 - CA$150,000 per year Hybrid working
  • A major construction Group with a presence across Canada
  • Looking for a new Senior Estimator for their Ottawa based division

About Our Client

Senior Estimator - Ottawa - High-riseThe organization is a major construction group with multiple different arms from Residential to Civil construction, that operates across Canada.

Job Description

Senior Estimator - Ottawa - High-riseThe organization is looking for a highly skilled and safety focused individual with strong estimating experience.

Reporting to the Director of Estimating, the Senior Estimator will be responsible for calculating major construction cost estimates, and planning, developing, negotiating, and performing contract execution for a project.Role Responsibilities:

  • Study plans and specifications clarifying location and document discrepancies.
  • Complete pre-bid form and set up summary sheet.
  • Prepare sub-trade request list for estimating assistant.
  • Deal with the RFI's internally and from sub trades and log.
  • Take off and extend all trades. This position requires a good understanding of division 2 (30) and division 3 scope of work and estimating.
  • The ability to read and understand soils and designated substance reports are a must. The ability to conduct a cut and fill take off, excavation backfill, site servicing, and formwork and concrete quantities and pricing are a must.
  • Ability to attend site visits, take pictures, notes, and interacting with owner / consultant.
  • Ability to recap, price, and extend quantity take off.
  • Ability to build a preliminary tender schedule based on the major and long delivery dates and review with our construction department.
  • Preparation of the closing sheet.
  • Ability to identify risk, or opportunity avenues.
  • Preparation of the tender form in advance.
  • The ability to close a division or more during a tender.

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

Senior Estimator - Ottawa - High-riseSkills & Experience:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to analyze and develop solutions to complex issues.
  • Analytical and strong problem-solving abilities.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and high attention to detail.
  • Effective team leader.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize various tasks.
  • The proven ability to effectively manage and inspire staff.


  • Engineering degree or Construction Management degree, Technical College diploma, or equivalent combination of technical training and/ or related experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years in the residential and/or ICI construction industry or equivalent.
  • Computer literate, including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Proven ability to successfully manage a tender closing.
  • Mid/high-rse shoring and forming experience would be an asset.
  • Proven ability to manage takeoffs
  • Thorough knowledge of all aspects of construction (technology, equipment, methods), industry practices, estimating/ budgeting, scheduling, and safety requirements.
  • Gold Seal Certified is an asset.
  • LEED Accredited is an asset.
  • Procore and BIM software knowledge is an asset.

What's on Offer

A basic salary of up to $150,000 depending upon experience.

Annual bonus

Full medical benefits

RRSP matching

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Hybrid working