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Estimator - Civil


Edmonton, AB, CANADA
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Our engineering consultants provide an extensive range of services including both contract and permanent hiring solutions, which we deliver from coast to coast and across all industries. Working closely with clients and candidates alike, Randstad Engineering provides specialized engineering, technical, construction and manufacturing staffing and recruitment services to Canada’s top organizations.
Randstad Engineering focuses on the following areas:

  • Architectural - Commercial, industrial, institutional, interiors, residential, and retail.
  • Construction - Commercial & industrial (ICI), heavy civil, institutional, mechanical & electrical, and roads & highways.
  • Consulting Engineering - Building sciences, building services, environmental & geotechnical, municipal, structural, and transportation.
  • Manufacturing - Aerospace, automation, automotive/ off road vehicles, building materials, electronics, equipment & machinery, and food & beverage.
  • Natural Resources - Energy, mining, oil & gas, and pulp & paper.

Estimator - Civil (#274798)

Our client is seeking experienced Heavy Civil Estimators to join their team in Edmonton, AB. The Estimator, working independently or with minimal direction/guidance from the Chief or Senior Estimator prepares the estimate package in relation to quantity take offs, sub trade solicitation, preparing budgets, cost studies, and competitive bid comparisons.

Our client builds and maintains infrastructure in various industries including oil and gas, transportation, and mining. They're experts in public and private infrastructure construction and maintenance - from national highways to bridges, from airports to underground utilities and independent power projects. They also work on roads, earthworks, foundations, dams, power systems, and waterways.


. Implements and maintains systems and procedures in relation to estimating
. Performs general administrative and record keeping functions
. Contacts trades and suppliers regarding invitations, pricing, addenda and tender/bid closings
. Produces quantity take-offs for all areas of the estimate as directed, while ensuring the take-off is well notated for hand-over to the project team and includes safety and security requirements required by policies and applicable legislation
. Develops complete estimates on selected projects consisting of project site visit, quantity take-off, pricing, and presentation of the estimate for management review
. Develops the schedule on which the estimate is built based, requests input from the project team and the various trades required
. Assists in the selection and maintenance of subcontractors within a database
. Provides guidance for non-estimating personnel on their estimating related requirements
. Provides technical training to subordinates
. Keeps aware of costs related to own work and associated projects, provides input to the estimating team on all financial cost matters
. Reviews bid/tender documents and assesses potential risk
. Interfaces and communicates effectively (written and oral) with the estimating team, with all levels of management, clients and industry contacts; contacts and develops business relationships with subcontractors and suppliers for pricing within estimates
. May perform other related duties as assigned


. 4 -10 years' estimating experience
. Completion of post-secondary education with a diploma or degree related to Construction Management, Quantity Surveying,
Estimating, Engineering or related education
. Technical knowledge of modern construction practices, techniques and equipment
. Experience working with HCCS
. An understanding of construction documents and the ability to assess the level of completeness
. Knowledge of construction costs and budgets, ability to develop a project schedule
. Strong computer background including experience with MS Office and related estimating software
. Ability to work in a team environment and willing to promote teamwork by motivating, coaching and guiding others
. Ability to manage multiple priorities and work under pressure
. Ability to problem solve
. Capable of adapting information/style to the audience, explains difficult information clearly and influences and persuades others towards consensus agreement in straightforward situations


Construction Estimation (Must Have)
Civil Construction (Must Have)
P3 Experience (Nice to Have)

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