Chief Estimator



  • Engineering & Technical
  • Job Code: 9A7800241214
  • Posted: November 06, 2018
David Aplin Group, one of Canada's Best Managed Companies, has partnered with our client to recruit for a Chief Estimator.

The Role:
  • Provides mentorship, guidance and support to Estimators
  • Oversees preparation of budgets for prospective projects
  • Presents estimates/proposals to corporate management
  • Reviews and performs quality checks on estimates prepared by team
  • Lead estimating turnover meetings with project team to assist planning and budget process
  • Establish and manage relationships with suppliers and sub trades to ensure sound and competitive pricing is received
  • Responsible for growing business through contribution to business development
  • Manage and assign resources to projects as required
  • Responsible for planning forecast and project cost reports
  • Establish rate files for labour, equipment and materials
  • Manage post bid reviews
  • Lead Design Build projects
  • Development and implementation of business plan  
The Ideal Candidate:

  • Minimum 8-10 years of extensive experience organizing and preparing cost estimates and proposals for construction projects
  • Experience in a Senior or Chief Estimator role
  • Proven project (procedures and budgeting) and resource management with ability to demonstrate strong leadership skills through past work experience
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma with focus in mechanical or construction technology engineering is desirable
  • Industry certifications such as “Certified Quantity Surveyor” and/or “Certified Construction Estimator” are desirable
  • Proven skills in applying the practices and procedures used in the direct preparation of civil/structural/architectural cost estimates for complex construction
  • Experience in commercial and institutional projects
  • Proven ability to effectively manage, lead and mentor staff.
  • Proven ability to create and maintain effective relationships with clients, vendors, subcontracts, architects, designers, field superintendents and staff  
If you are interested in this position and meet the above criteria, please click the Apply button to send your resume in confidence directly to Andreea Blanch, Consultant, Aplin Engineering & Technical. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  #LI-CAL


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