Estimating Manager

Estimating Manager

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Calgary, Alberta

Engineering & Technical




If you are a talented and experienced Estimating Manager, Aplin has the right opportunity for you!  Our client, a leader in their field, has partnered with Aplin to grow their team in Calgary!

Responsibilities & Qualifications:
  • Overseeing daily operations of the estimating function, including management of operational budgets.
  • Managing, developing, and providing guidance to estimating team members.
  • Tender housing products as needed to provide accurate information and competitive pricing in the timelines set out.
  • Review new products and vendors to identify opportunities for improved quality and cost-effectiveness for cost analysis and consideration on future projects or specifications.
  • Promote professional business relationships with vendors.
  • Monitor vendor's performance to expected results and initiate corrective actions and change processes when required.
  • Maintain and foster open and knowledgeable communication with vendors.
  • Stay current with changes in the industry.
  • Ensure the Estimating Department communicates and understands the estimating needs of all other departments in housing:
  • Turn around pricing requests and requests for extras to sales, and construction staff and ensure POs and information are sent to trades, suppliers, and field staff promptly.
  • Maintain and update accurate price books for standard extras.
  • Keep current all housing specifications and scope of works.
  • Supply preliminary pricing of new models and products on a needed basis.
  • Ensure Estimating Department personnel receive direction to meet daily, weekly, and yearly workload requirements of the estimating department.
  • Key Control/ Process due dates: Sales Release Proforma, Monthly Closing Reviews, and Re-Reviews.
  • Hire, train, and maintain required staff to meet the overall housing objectives.
  • Interview and provide recommendations to Management for hiring permanent staff.
  • Conduct performance evaluations. Provide direction, monitor progress, and provide feedback to employees.
  • Distributing job files for purchase to ensure completion and delivery promptly.
  • Establishing general procedures within the estimating team while fostering a team spirit atmosphere.
  • A strong communicator,  you clearly express your thoughts in conversation as well as write and present in a persuasive and influencing manner.
  • You are an active listener; you seek to understand and listen to others in a non-judgmental way.
  • A creative problem solver, you think outside the box for solutions without fear of failure.
  • You are a leader and attract, retain, develop, or improve the skills of others through effective coaching and guidance.

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