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Will Aitken

Will Aitken

Recruitment Consultant

Intermediate Estimator Interiors, Additions, New Build

  • Listed: 18 Jun 2024
  • Cost Consultancy
  • Ontario - GTA
Are you looking to join a collaborative team who constructs challenging projects, an organization that embraces innovation and a place to advance your career? You've found it. They specialize in completing challenging renovation and addition projects. 

They are looking for a Intermediate Estimator to join their ever growing company. 

Summary:

The Estimator will be responsible for the accurate, timely preparation of full-cost estimates for projects, including materials and labour. Under the direction of Senior Management and Estimating Team Lead, he or she will be tasked with preparing and maintaining a list of suppliers, contractors and subcontractors, and establishing unit costs, labour rates, productivity factors and location impacts. This individual's accuracy is critical to the profitability of the business, as under-estimates may cause significant financial losses and over-estimates may result in the inability to win bids. Other duties will be assigned as necessary. 

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Ability to engage with new and existing customers.
  • Understanding of preconstruction phases.
  • Ability to prepare and make accurate cost estimates across all scopes of work in a timely manner.
  • Collaborate with project team for staffing requirements and specific project needs.
  • Assist in develop variance reports as the design evolves - prepare value engineering studies throughout.
  • Assist in estimate packages and present clearly to clients for cost accuracy.
  • Ensure all relevant information is correct with complete overview of all project expenses.
  • Join a collaborative teamwork environment advocating for customers to establish strong relationships and business opportunities.
  • Assist in review bid packages from subtrades.
  • Assist in reviewing contracts and identify key insurance key insurance issues.
  • Understanding the bidding process and have some experience including but not limited to evaluating subcontractor proposals, soliciting bids, communicating with bidders and ensuring accuracy.
  • Understand unit costs factors which can affect construction costs.
  • Work closely with Sr Estimators and all internal/external parties throughout preconstruction phase ensuring accuracy of costs and project requirements meeting all deadlines.
  • You will have the opportunity to be mentored by upper management
Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management, Engineering or related field - Preferred but not required, equivalent years of experience also considered.
  • Experience with identifying project issues while providing an innovative and creative approach to finding solutions.
  • Team player with strong communication skills, a positive go getter attitude and who can work with internal and external parties.
  • Minimum of 5 estimating experience with previous exposure to residential developments.
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite, Estimating software's (Timberline, etc.), take-off software's, BIM products (Revit, etc.) and exposure to scheduling software such as Primavera or others.
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in Canada.
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