Primary Purpose of Position:
In this role, you will be responsible for overseeing all of the estimating operations within a business unit, and supervises the estimating process by developing divisional work force, coaching / mentoring, providing input into project pursuit approvals, overseeing allocation of estimating resources, reviewing estimates, and managing tender closings / pursuit submissions.

As a Chief Estimator you will:
Working to direct a team of Estimators, the position will be responsible for:
Team Leadership:

  • Understands and follows the company’s – staffing, performance management, rewards, and development;
  • Accountable for the overall engagement, productivity, turnover and strength of the team;
  • Ensures all team members are provided with clear performance objectives that are aligned with company’s and departmental goals
  • Develops positive and productive peer relationships
  • Works in a collaborative and constructive manner with team and cross functional partner
  • Provide leadership for the estimating team on major complex projects pursuit.

Estimating:

  • Accountable for discharge of all estimating related responsibilities to team
  • Oversee all estimates, including detailed review of others’ work
  • Attending pre-let meetings, site meetings in order to prepare precise estimate
  • Lead the overall preconstruction process including bidding, proposals, cost estimates, and budget analysis
  • Review estimate assignments to ensure accuracy and completeness prior to formal submission
  • Propose and approve project risk and cost mitigation as well as the potential for project opportunities and cost savings
  • Lead external and internal presentations of proposals and estimates
  • Identify project-specific prices related to key items including labour, equipment and materials
  • Build effective relationships with clients, consultants, subcontractors, suppliers, and internal stakeholders (operations staff) that reflect and support the companies core values.
  • Accurately interpret technical specifications for bid documents
  • Review project business plans with external clients and internal stakeholders to ensure profitability
  • Actively assist with full quantity take-offs to ensure accuracy of contract specifications and pricing
  • Keep pricing requirements top-of-mind to ensure feasibility
  • To be successful, you will have the following qualification and experience:
  • Minimum of 8 years’ senior estimating experience, with Demolition/Construction projects;
  • 5 years relevant management experience
  • A proven track record of estimate / bid management as well as team collaboration and management
  • Successful experience in leading Level 3+ projects and managing and mentoring of a small team
  • Outstanding leadership and organizational skills with the ability to effectively influence others and successfully resolve a variety of client, project and technical issues to bring the project to successful completion
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate complex problems and to plan and lead multidisciplinary teams to execute demolition solutions
  • Previous experience with ViewPoint and/or B2W, considered an asset
  • Candidate MUST be located in Canada