Chief Estimator

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Vancouver
  • 125 - 150

Website Pomerleau

We are Pomerleau. And you could be too.
At Pomerleau, we fully understand that our mission is not only to create infrastructure or erect buildings, but to build communities. As a leader in the construction industry for nearly 60 years, we always aim to make a positive impact on the lives of the people we serve across Canada. To do this, we do everything we can to listen to their needs, to never lose sight of the realities of tomorrow and to innovate in a more committed, more collaborative and more sustainable way. Together, this is how we redefine our practice – for the good of our profession and of future generations.

The Opportunity
Estimation is an art that drives opportunity and growth at the forefront of the construction process. Join us and lead the estimation team to stand out and deliver winning results. Using your successful management, supervision, and coordination skills attained in the construction industry, you will navigate the tender process from concept to submission while keeping risk top of mind. With an appetite for excellence and a winning spirit, you and your team will thrive in a fast-paced and exciting environment that provides ongoing new and interesting challenges. Using your quick thinking and relationship-building skills, you provide leadership and proven trade-driven expertise to support business growth and challenge industry standards. Imagine the possibilities as your role focuses on developing your team’s opportunities within the estimation field. The pace and path you choose to grow is your choice – but let us help you get there. As a key member of our team, we will rethink construction together, from idea to completion. Everywhere. All the time. Period.

What YOU Will Do

Jump in and lead the overall preconstruction process including bidding, cost estimates, budget analysis, and support proposals;

Encourage open lines of communication regarding project status and updates;

Collaborate with and provide valuable estimating expertise to other members of the leadership team;

Support the business development process;

Lead external and internal presentations of proposals and estimates;

Utilize your research skills at every stage of the process to identify project specific prices related to key items including labour, equipment, and materials;

With an eye for detail, accurately interpret technical specifications for bid documents;

Review project business plans with internal stakeholders to ensure profitability;

Actively assist with the full cycle estimating process and use your attention to detail and methodical approach to provide a comprehensive review of final estimates;

Be an expert in risk management to identify any associated project risk;

Keep client pricing requirements top-of-mind to ensure accuracy of estimates;

Grow and maintain strong relationships with trade partners, consultants, and clients to achieve the project goals and vision;

Encourage your team to get creative and think outside the box to come up with innovative solutions and opportunities;

Inspire your team to strive for excellence by leading by example, encouraging professional development, and utilizing every member’s expertise to put Pomerleau ahead of its competition;

Actively encourage a learning environment, share your knowledge, and be a role model throughout the estimation process;

Celebrate the Successes and be a key member of the project ramp-up process.

What YOU Will Bring

10+ years’ relevant experience estimating in the Civil & Infrastructure construction industry;

Relevant management experience;

A University Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, or a relevant technical diploma or a combination of relevant education and industry experience;

A proven track record of estimate / bid management as well as team collaboration and management;

Ability to bid projects from 1M$ to $200M+;

Solid written and verbal communication skills;

A passion and drive for building relationships;

Strong computer skills with estimation software and an enthusiasm for innovation;

In-depth knowledge of the Western Canadian market.

Why Choose Pomerleau
Competitive salary
4 weeks’ vacation
Group insurance (including a health spending account!)
Group RRSP
Employer paid monthly public transit pass
Fitness Membership or Activity Reimbursement
Employee assistance program
Exciting training opportunities
Dynamic culture Exciting career opportunities
Summer hours all year long
Access to telemedicine platform Dialogue for free
New remote work policy

The expected salary range for this opportunity is $140,000 – $190,000. Please note that salaries may vary depending on the candidate’s experience and geographical location. Listed compensation is exclusive of bonus and in addition to our extensive employee benefits program which is listed above. Availability of certain benefits may vary based on the specific job role.

What are you waiting for? Let’s build something extraordinary together. Apply now to join the team. We want to hear from you! We thank all applicants, but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Be sure to join our Talent Network to stay informed about all job opportunities at Pomerleau.

Pomerleau Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Accessibility for British Columbians with Disabilities Act. During any stage of the recruitment and hiring process, accommodation for applicants with disabilities are available upon request.



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