Estimator - Mass Timber
Ventana Construction
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
4d ago

As an Estimator, you will work closely with our clients and provide a range of pre-construction services throughout the design and estimate phase.

The Estimator is knowledgeable in different types of construction, specifically Mass Timber and is able to analyze items from multiple perspectives.

You will work within the pre-construction department, where teamwork is at the forefront.

Estimator Responsibilities :

Job Description

  • Review construction documents to develop an understanding of scope requirements, and prepare the compliant budget and tender proposals.
  • Perform detailed quantity takeoffs for mass timber, lumber, steel connectors, and fasteners.
  • Solicit supply pricing, and develop a solid understanding of various products available in the market.
  • Quantify labour requirements for prefabrication and installation.
  • Develop a preliminary construction schedule using labour calculations.
  • Quantify General Construction requirements such as equipment rental.
  • Develop high-level budgets using preliminary design documents.
  • Attend design-assist meetings and provide feedback to improve the design or constructability of mass timber projects.
  • Ability to understand construction details.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects under tight deadlines.
  • Review contracts to ensure the scope of work match proposals.
  • Attend tender award meetings and contribute to the successful award of contracts.
  • Chair handover meetings between Estimating department and Operations.
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Project, and estimate takeoff software such as Onscreen Takeoff or Bluebeam.
  • Qualifications

  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Estimating or building technology education or background, preferably in wood frame
  • Carpentry experience is a plus
  • Experience using Onscreen Takeoff or Bluebeam is a plus
  • Experience or understanding of construction contract language is a plus
  • Why we think you'll like working here :

  • Competitive salary, plus potential bonus & profit sharing
  • Extended benefits, Employee Assistance Program, life insurance, AD&D, LTD, CI
  • 3 weeks of paid vacation
  • Professional development support
  • Head Office centrally located in Burnaby and transit-accessible
  • Lunch catered to the office twice a week
  • Office gym and group personal training classes
  • Shuffleboard, pool table, table tennis, and basketball hoop at head office
  • We get together often for company-wide social events
  • COR certified
  • About Ventana :

    Ventana is a full-service construction partner. Our goal is to deliver the best building and the best service possible for our clients.

    Our tag line, Relationships to build on is a philosophy that we truly believe in and we encourage our team to practice every day.

    Building and maintaining strong relationships is vital to our success.

    Ventana typically has 20-25 projects under construction at any given time, and we build a variety of projects including multi-family residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, civic, and green buildings LEED® certified.

    Being a part of Ventana means working on a variety of interesting projects including breweries and recreation complexes, working with a supportive team, and being proud to say we built that .

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