Senior Construction Estimator - Deep Foundations

Job Description

Employment :Permanent
# of Openings :2
Classification :Estimator Industry:Construction

Senior Construction Estimator- Deep Foundations

Our Client is a rapidly growing Company that specializes in Deep Foundations as a prime or subcontractor throughout Canada. Based out of Langley; this company has a large base of equipment and experienced crew. Their core business includes Deep Foundation drilling and piling. At present there is an opportunity for a Senior Estimator to assist in managing project tendering across Canada. 

Your challenge:

As the Senior Estimator, you will be responsible for acting as the key point of contact for all estimating activities.  You will play a key role in market analysis and one of your core accountability’s will be sourcing projects to bid. As a senior member of a growing team you will also be relied upon to lead and mentor junior estimators, monitor bids for accuracy and monitor industry pulse to identify emerging opportunities. Other duties include and are not limited to the following:        

  • Liaise with clients and recruit work for bidding    
  • Monitor bid sites and review posted work to determine if it fits the company profile    
  • Review tender documents, plans and specifications    
  • Perform or review detailed quantity take-offs    
  • Using detailed construction analysis and personal field experience, develop critical path schedules, cost controls and contract management    
  • Perform site visits and field measurements as required for preparing quotations    
  • Solicit pricing from subcontractors and suppliers.    
  • Prepare detailed estimates on all components of a project. Based on prior experience, provide production rates for crew and equipment.    
  • Identify risk areas and ensure that they are mitigated or allowed for in the bid.    
  • Prepare bid presentation for senior management.    
  • Close and submit tenders on closing day.    
  • Hand over project to Project Managers
Your Background:

The successful applicant for this role will have the following:    

  • Experience with estimating MoTI/Developer/Design Build projects, (secant piles, bearing piles, driven piles and soil mixing etc.)    
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience providing detailed estimates for heavy construction projects    
  • Completion of a diploma or degree program in Civil/Structural Engineering or relevant experience    
  • Intermediate computer skills and proficiency with industry standard estimating software and MS Excel    
  • Exceptional English language skills, both written and verbal    
  • Knowledge of construction, with ability to read drawings and specifications    
  • Possess strong mathematical and computer skills    
  • Strong work ethic    
  • Effective oral and written communication skills    
  • Ability to work independently while collaborating and contributing to the success of the team    
  • High attention to detail with the ability to recognize discrepancies    
  • Demonstrate effective organization/time management skills
To be considered for this role the successful candidate must have the above experience and qualifications.  Additionally, candidates who possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, a proven track record, and the ability to hit the ground running in this industry will be given preference.  High level estimating experience in a heavy construction environment is a mandatory prerequisite for candidates looking to be considered for this opportunity. 

To apply:

Must be able to work in Canada without Company sponsorship. Individuals meeting the above criteria, please submit your detailed resume along with a cover letter and salary expectations to Michelle Borrill, Senior Recruitment Consultant at [Click Here to Email Your Resume]. Design Group Staffing would like to thank all candidates for their interest in this opportunity.  Due to the volume of resumes we receive, we may only be able to respond directly to those candidates being selected for an interview. We encourage you to visit regularly as new and exciting employment opportunities become available daily!

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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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