Senior Estimator
Ventana Construction Corporation
Burnaby British Columbia
2d ago

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

Working with limited supervision under the direction of the Chief Estimator, you will lead a talented and supportive pre-construction department, where teamwork is at the forefront.

Senior Estimator Responsibilities :

  • Prepare potential bid strategies for both negotiated and competitive tender projects of all sizes and types.
  • Review final estimate packages to ensure accuracy and completeness prior to formal quotation.
  • Create quick Order of Magnitude budgets, meaningful and achievable project schedules, elemental budgets, and trade quotes for Chief Estimator’s review.
  • Read and understand impacts of SGC's and Division 01 specifications.
  • Recognize, assess, and resolve areas of risk within a project (ie : exclusions, clarifications, and price adjustments).
  • Liaise with other departments within Ventana during pre-construction to identify issues, delegate responsibility, and cost out site logistics items.
  • Communicate with Project Managers during construction of successful bids to gain real time feedback on bid issues.
  • Prepare and participate in presentations to clients, including final negotiations.
  • Maintain client relationships, including sourcing new work with existing clients.
  • Develop new forms, approaches, and ideas to increase efficiency in the department.
  • Mentor and develop team members to maximize productivity, innovation, and teamwork.
  • Perform additional assignments and research to help further the knowledge base of yourself, the department, and the company.
  • Senior Estimator Qualifications :

  • Minimum of 10 years of construction estimating experience.
  • Experience working in commercial, multi-family residential, industrial, and retail with various bid methods and types of head contracts.
  • In-depth knowledge of construction materials and techniques, the subtrades market, and insurance and bonding requirements.
  • Ability to look beyond the plans to see the complete project scope and proactively seek opportunities for Ventana.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and solid negotiation skills.
  • Why we think you’ll like working here :

  • Competitive salary, plus potential bonus and profit sharing
  • Matching RRSP
  • 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
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