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Anita Mclaughlin

Senior Recruitment Consultant – Civils

Civil Estimator

  • Listed: 07 May 2024
  • Civil Engineering & Infrastructure
  • British Columbia - Vancouver
An opportunity for a new Civil Estimator to join our clients team of project management professionals in a professional office environment. The ideal candidate will be able to deal in a systematic and patient way with factual and technical information and processes; taking a disciplined, conscientious, and hands-on approach to ensure work that is high quality and precise. Getting it ‘done right’, with no mistakes is key to the position and will sometimes require creative and 'out of the box' thinking.
Our client has been in operation for over 30 years and is a leader in the water infrastructure industry in Western Canada. They design and build water and wastewater treatment plants and pumping stations and have the unique ability to complete the majority of project work in-house, with the resources and capacity to integrate multiple disciplines including, civil, process, mechanical, electrical and instrumentation trades.
Our client value safety, quality, integrity, client focus, and community.
Benefits & Compensation
They aim to provide competitive compensation packages to team members, and they routinely review employee salaries and market data to ensure they are doing so.
All permanent, full-time team members are eligible for a spectrum of employee benefits, including, but not limited to:
  • Extended health plan, including vision and paramedical services
  • Dental plan
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurances
  • Group Retirement Savings Plan & Deferred Profit-Sharing Plan (company matches your retirement contributions)
  • Annual discretionary bonuses
Additionally, they provide excellent opportunities for team members to gain new skills through internal and external learning and training opportunities.
  • Review tender documents and complete ‘Go, No Go’, and risk assessments.
  • Issue RFI’s to engineers for any bid documents discrepancies & unclear information.
  • Prepare scope of work and send RFQs to subcontractors and suppliers.
  • Setup estimates in estimating software.
  • Complete accurate civil (and mechanical/structural) takeoffs and cost estimates for materials, labor and equipment.
  • Incorporate ground conditions and construction sequences into estimates.
  • Review design drawings, identifying errors and solutions to mitigate risk.
  • Prepare and submit shop drawings.
  • Evaluate quotations and write subcontract agreements.
  • Procure equipment and materials on time and under budget.
  • Manage and coordinate work with other technical and field staff.
  • Provide a safe work environment through continuous training and development.
  • Operate with honesty, integrity and respect.
Skills & Education
  • Degree or diploma in civil engineering is an asset.
  • Experience in civil estimating for a civil contractor in Western Canada (preference will be given to candidates with water/wastewater treatment plant and pumping station project related estimating experience).
  • In depth knowledge of civil construction techniques including earthworks, dewatering, shoring, pipe laying, concrete forming, etc.
  • Working knowledge of civil and structural engineering, water and wastewater process engineering.
  • Knowledge of environmental and drinking water standards, building codes and safety regulations is an asset.
  • AutoCAD experience in an asset.
  • Excellent command of the English language both written and verbal.
  • Willing to learn on and off the job.
  • Proficient in MS Office.
  • Valid Driver’s License (some travel within BC may be required and our Langley office is not accessible via public transit).
Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

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