Heavy Civil Estimator

Alltrade Industrial Contractors Inc.

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW Alltrade Industrial Contractors Inc., with head offices in Cambridge, Ontario, and Okotoks, Alberta, is a trustworthy Design-Builder of Industrial Projects. Our company goal is only as good as our people, and Alltrade has great people working daily to provide outstanding customer service and skilled workmanship. At Alltrade we build people, projects, communities – together.

We build It safe, with no exceptions. Alltrade is a company built on values that center around our commitment to our customers, our people, and our community. We combine best practices and innovative thinking to provide our customers with the best overall value.

POSITION SUMMARY: Reporting to the Preconstruction Manager, the Heavy Civil Estimator will be responsible for reviewing detailed drawings and specifications, collaborating with internal and external stakeholders, to accurately prepare proposals, bid packages and review cost estimates for construction projects. RESPONSIBILITIES: Conduct thorough reviews of specifications and drawings. Perform top-down estimates (high-level ROMs) and bottoms up estimates by analyzing every aspect of every operation in detail.

Prepare quantity take-off of materials. Prepare estimates of labour and equipment costs. Prepare subcontractor bid packages – includes compiling quantities and writing detailed scope.

Answer technical questions from bidders. Complete analysis of the subcontractor quotations. Coordinate price packages with suppliers, subcontractors, owners, designers, and architects.

Review estimates with the Operations staff. Prepare proposals by organizing all material, equipment, labour, and subcontract costs needed to complete the project. Solicit and coordinate with Vendors and Suppliers to obtain materials quotes.

Track all bids, proposals and regularly communicate with Project Managers and other colleagues as needed. May assist with business development and/or new customer development. Attend and participate in kick off meetings.

Prepare and/or review detailed cost estimates for projects. Manage, maintain, and develop estimating programs / software / tracking systems. Assist project management staff with change orders, deductions, etc.

As required, assist all business units. Ensure high standards of workmanship and efficiency. Meet with clients, engineers, general contractors, and others regarding proposed construction projects.

Prepare, present, and maintain required records and written reports as may be required. Read, interpret, and understand construction drawings and specifications, the provincial and city codes and ordinances regarding building codes, permit issuance, and permit fees. REQUIREMENTS: Minimum 10 years’ of civil construction estimating experience.

Strong knowledge of the civil construction field. University degree, or College diploma is considered an asset. Ability to read and evaluate engineering drawings, field drawings, and plans.

Ability to read and evaluate technical specifications and commercial/contractual documentation. A solid understanding of all construction trades and construction techniques. Strong management, delegation, planning, and leadership skills.

Effectiveness in the areas of construction safety and productivity. Knowledge of local, provincial, and federal workplace compliance regulations, ordinances, and legislation. Understand the requirements and process for Construction Competition Certificates and Final Acceptance Certificates.

Have a clear valid driver’s license; an abstract will be required. Labor relations and union contract/procedure knowledge. Strong communication and problem-solving skills.

Ability to work independently in a busy environment. Excellent time management and project management skills. High level of sound and independent judgment and reasoning.

Ability to interpret and implement company policies and procedures. Demonstrated ability to exercise necessary cost control measures. Highly flexible, with solid interpersonal skills that allow one to work effectively in a diverse working environment.

Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing. Able to work well under pressure. Strong attention to detail.

Able to deal with people sensitively, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all times. Strong working knowledge of Microsoft computer software (e.g. Excel, Word, Project, etc.).

Working knowledge of WinEST software is considered an asset. WORK CONDITIONS: Travel to the site, and off-site locations as required. (Provincially, Nationally, & Internationally) Will be exposed to construction sites.

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