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Senior Estimator


As the Senior Estimator, you will work closely with Project Managers to ensure accurate costing and profitability of projects. You will manage estimates, tendering and contracts. You will provide specifications and conceptual design estimates to Project Managers. You will oversee project budgets and budget reviews. You will coach, motivate and lead estimating team members to deliver on expectations. You will perform post bid review meetings and determine strategies for improvement.


  • Establish unit costs, labour rates, productivity factors and location impacts
  • Design and implement standards and processes for estimating
  • Design, build and implement estimating models for various project types
  • Prepare quantity take-offs and estimates for medium to large projects
  • Oversee materials and pricing research
  • Design and implement an estimating database
  • Maintain a preferred vendor, supplier and trade database
  • Advise on proposal procedures and create successful bid strategies
  • Analyze and make recommendations on proposals
  • Review bid documents and scopes of work
  • Verify costs of Change Orders as required
  • Use estimating knowledge to assist with business development opportunities

Required to perform other related duties as assigned.

Skills & Qualifications

  • You have a desire to drive innovation in estimating
  • You have a demonstrated ability to identify and drive improvements and continuously simplify processes
  • You have strong communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate risks and dependencies
  • You are proactive, thorough and have a methodical approach to your work
  • You can juggle multiple and diverse responsibilities with a strong emphasis on organization and unwavering attention to detail
  • You lead, mentor and support teams to enhance their technical skills and knowledge
  • You like to work in a fast-paced and multidisciplinary environment
  • You are candid and comfortable when working with our internal and external partners
  • You are receptive and adaptive to feedback and responsive when priorities or timelines change
  • You have excellent time management and prioritization skills
  • You can get things done right within short timeframes


  • 6+ years of estimating experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in Construction, Building Technology, Project Management, Engineering or Architecture, and/or a PQS certification is a definite asset
  • Advanced MS Excel and MS Project knowledge to prepare cost quotes and bids
  • Proven analytical and mathematical skills necessary for material and labour estimates and interpreting job costs reports
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