Chief Estimator - Buildings (BB-56FC9)

Found in: Neuvoo CA


Graham is a growing, dynamic and innovative construction solutions provider with history of success dating back to 1926. As an employee-owned company, you’ll be able to capitalize on our collective success by becoming an owner yourself. You’ll also be able to take advantage of professional development, learning and growth opportunities, while working on exciting, leading-edge projects.

We rank among Canada’s largest construction companies, are a Platinum Member of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies and are seeking top tier talent to further strengthen our capabilities. We provide a collaborative and caring culture and the necessary tools and support for you to succeed, both personally and professionally. If you’re eager to work on innovative projects, be part of a great team and become an employee-owner, Graham is the place for you.
 As a member of our Buildings group, you will provide insight and innovative construction solutions to ensure the successful execution of various commercial projects, such as: education facilities; hospitals and healthcare centres; office buildings; warehouse and distribution centres; retail outlets and complexes; recreational facilities; hotels and casinos; parkades; and mixed- use facilities. You will also further hone your skills operating under various delivery methods including Bid-Build, Design-Build, P3 (Public-Private Partnership), Construction Management and IPD (Integrated Project Delivery).

Reporting to the District Manager, the Chief Estimator is responsible for overseeing all of the estimating operations within a business unit, and supervises the estimating process by developing divisional manpower, coaching / mentoring, providing input into project pursuit approvals, overseeing allocation of estimating resources, reviewing estimates, and managing tender closings / pursuit submissions. The incumbent has advanced communication and collaborative skills, interpersonal managerial leadership, and a thorough understanding of the company’s objectives, and is able to think strategically and develop innovative ways of aiding the company’s success from an estimating and market relationship perspective.

As a Chief Estimator at Graham you will:

  • Encourage and instill coaching and mentoring skills to the estimating team.
  • Oversee all estimates, including detailed review of others’ work.
  • Complete project scope of work reviews to ensure completeness of estimates, and that all technical specifications, subcontractor scopes, and general condition items have been quantified and costed.
  • Identify and develop constructability requirements for orders of magnitude and high-level budgeting.
  • Propose and approve project risk and cost mitigation as well as the potential for project opportunities and cost savings.
  • Propose and approve potential bid strategies, constructability requirements, and advantages or innovations to increase bidding success.
  • Provide leadership for the estimating team on major complex projects pursuit.
  • Build effective relationships with clients, consultants, subcontractors, suppliers, and internal stakeholders (operations staff) that reflect and support Graham core values and Graham brand image
  • To be successful at Graham, you will have the following qualifications and experience:

  • Completion of a University (Bachelor) program involving acquisition of an advanced understanding of complex concepts and procedures, often recognized by a degree (e.g., BA/BSc); Gold Seal Certified, LEED Accredited, LEAN experience, MRICS, and CIQS are all assets
  • Over 15 years of a combination of field and estimating experience with senior estimating experience of at least 5 years with a medium-to-large General Contractor.
  • Leadership responsibility in commercial/buildings estimating, including schools, retail, office buildings, etc...
  • Successful experience in leading Level 3+ projects and managing and mentoring of a small team.
  • Proven ability to lead and develop a high-performing team
  • Thorough understanding and proficiency in design-build and other procurement types is an asset.
  •   Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary with annual bonus potential
  • Comprehensive benefits package including dental, optical and medical and company matched pension plan.
  • Ownership and long term equity opportunities
  • What we can offer you:

  • Strong commitment to safety in the workplace
  • Grounded and family-oriented workplace in a progressive environment that is at the forefront of a fast evolving business sector
  • Commitment to the training and wealth of opportunities for career development across job categories, project types and locations around North America

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