Chief Estimator

Job Description

Employment :Permanent
# of Openings :1
Classification :Estimator Industry:Construction

Are you looking for an opportunity to get out of from your corner desk and step into a leadership role? Do you enjoy the day to day interaction with clients, and consider yourself a business savvy person? Are you ready to take the next step in your career?

We are working with one of Canada’s most well-known General Contractor & Construction Management organizations to find a Chief Estimator to join and lead the estimating team. Working in collaboration with the project management and preconstruction team, we are looking for someone who understands that building projects and building relationships goes hand in hand. The role would suit someone who is prepared to be responsible for, and provide the day-to-day leadership, strategy and direction to the estimating team. Our client offers a unique opportunity to work on challenging, high-profile projects whilst offering a competitive compensation package.


  • Ensure that team estimates are completed in an accurate and timely manner, as well as review all final estimate packages.
  • Reach out and maintain positive relationships with clients, consultants, subcontractors, and project teams.
  • Manage department functions which can include; budgets, workforce planning and allocating project work assignments.
  • Working with clients and nurturing a relationship to ensure a solid understanding of their needs beyond that of the project to encourage the longevity of the relationship.
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to the estimating team, providing feedback and identify development opportunities.
  • Provide detailed take-offs, project budgets and cost plans.
  • Prepare and coordinate the preparation of full cost estimates on conceptual, design-build, lump sum or general tender for a range of different projects.
  • Assist in securing new project work by taking part in proposals and presentations and providing leads to Business Development teams.
  • Keep up to date with the current market trends, and develop effective bid strategies to ensure the on-going project drive of the organisation.
  • Represent the organisation at company-sponsored and industry events, when required.

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience working as an Estimator on large construction projects
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience managing a team in a project environment
  • Relevant university or college diploma in construction/engineering
  • Previous experience networking or demonstrated business development experience
  • Previous use of Procore is ideal but not essential
If this sounds like an opportunity that you would be interested in, we would love to hear from you. 

Apply URL: ERJOB_96155 Chief Estimator


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About Design Group Staffing

Design Group Staffing Inc. is one of the largest suppliers of contract, temporary and full-time professionals in Canada. Founded in 1976, our firm specializes in providing engineering, technical and technical sales roles in Construction, EPCM, Manufacturing, Mining, Oil & Gas and Architecture & Design, as well as specialist roles in Real Estate Development and Property Management across Canada. As Recruitment Specialists, we stand out by creating an exceptional experience for candidates and client companies. Our process allows us to get to know the best talent, understand their needs, and find matches that lead to success.

Design Group Staffing Inc. is ISO 9001 Certified and has been named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies each year since 1999 and has held Platinum Status since 2005. Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Design Group Staffing Inc. employs over 350 recruitment professionals who place thousands of quality candidates per year. With offices across Canada, we understand industry challenges that are unique to each region and offer both national reach and local knowledge.

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