Senior Estimator

Railworks   •  

Guelph, ON

5 - 7 years

Posted 271 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Prepares cost estimates for projects in the planning, design and construction phases. Produces bid proposals, and prepares buy-outs.

Primary/Essential Responsibilities and Duties

  • Prepares take-offs, estimates, and budgets.

  • Prepares buy-outs.

  • Attends pre-bid job walks.

  • Solicits and analyzes subcontractor/vendor pricing information.

  • Reviews project plans and specifications.

  • Reviews and incorporates historical data from prior estimates, purchase agreements and subcontracts in order to gain information for current bids.

  • Reviews contract documents and attends pre-bid meetings to determine scope of work and required contents of estimates.

  • Reviews quotes, estimates and bids with the Chief Estimator.

  • Coordinates with estimators in preparation for bid day.

  • Ensures that bid documentation is logged and filed after bid day.

  • Assists in the purchasing process

  • Assists with training, supervision and development of other estimating staff.

Job Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5 years of construction estimating experience.

  • Knowledge of estimating strategies and techniques.

  • Proficiency in planning, scheduling, staffing, budgeting, and job costing.

  • Understanding of RFP and contract requirements.

  • Understanding of all construction divisions and general construction knowledge.

  • Ability to effectively supervise estimating staff.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and presentation skills.

  • Experience using estimating software and proficiency with Microsoft Office suite

Physical/Travel/Attendance Requirements

  • Generally works indoors, with some onsite/outdoor work.

  • Frequently sits, stands, walks, reads, writes and uses a computer keyboard.

  • May be exposed to harsh weather conditions including very hot and very cold weather.

    REQUISITION NUMBER: 20180228-71501-001