Estimator
Empire Communities
Vaughan, ON
Job Description

The Estimator will report to the Vice President, Estimating and Project Management. This role will play an integral part in preparing tender packages for major commercial, industrial and infrastructure projects. This will include accurate quantity take offs, in depth estimating, sub-trade solicitation, competitive bid comparisons and document control.

Qualifications
Completes full quantity take-off of all labour, equipment and materials required to complete the project as per contract specifications to ensure accuracy of pricing
Accurate, timely and well organized estimates
Preparing the pre-qualification package
Preparing the tender package
Preparing RFP and RFQ packages
Accurate, timely and well organized estimates
Organize sub-contractor quotes
Assist in monitoring the success of a project with the on-site supervisors.
Noting potential challenges
Able to create and maintain effective relationships with clients, vendors, subcontracts, architects, designers, field superintendents, and internal staff
Historical record of production rate from ongoing projects and collecting data from daily and weekly reports
Attending to the site visit / tender meeting
Highly organized with the ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines in a rapidly changing work environment, Ability to work under pressure and meet critical deadlines

Education and Experience Requirements:
Post-secondary diploma or degree in Quantity Surveyor or Civil Engineering / Civil Engineering technologist.
PQS or CEC or GCS or EIT designation is a must.
3 - 5 years construction estimating experience in heavy civil or earth work
Excellent computer skills including Excel, Word and MS Projects
Construction software and implementation experience an asset
Strong mathematical and analytical skills
Solid understanding and interpreting of drawings and specifications.
Excellent communication skills both verbal and written