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Estimator - Bilingual (Asbex Environmental Contractors) Ottawa, ON

Asbex Environmental Contractors

Position Title

  • Estimator - Bilingual

Work Location

  • Ottawa, Ontario

Company Profile

Asbex Environmental Contractors, a leader in environmental abatement since 1989, is seeking an experienced estimator to join its talented and skilled team!

Founded in 1989, Asbex grew to become the Ottawa region’s leading environmental contractor and also operates in Quebec. Asbex is committed to excellence, safety, and compliance as demonstrated by the 10,000+ successfully completed abatement projects since inception. We invest heavily in advanced training programs for all of our employees with standards that meet and exceed provincial and federal requirements.

Will you be the next member of our high trained team?

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Senior Project Manager/Estimator, the Estimator works with a team to prepare sound estimates of trades work including take off's, bids, and close projects. The work involves projects in Ontario and Quebec. This is a hands-on position that requires taking the time to understand the project requirements in order to prepare accurate and comprehensive cost estimates.

Responsibilities include

  • Identify appropriate bids to pursue, actively check multiple websites for posted projects and verify scope of work for potential opportunities
  • Review invitations to bid, project plans and specifications, drawings
  • Prepare and deliver completed bids; follow up on bid status if not notified
  • Provide detailed explanation of successful bids to Project Management team for execution
  • Attend job showings and site meetings for the purpose of estimating, including extras
  • Complete detailed take offs and estimates for projects
  • Get pricing for subcontractors, equipment rentals, or other project components
  • Attend site meetings/conference calls and perform site visits and investigations as required
  • Evaluate methods used on other construction projects, internal and in the industry
  • Coordinate with the trades to ensure they have proper scope of bid
  • Ensure all necessary subs are engaged
  • Use detailed construction analysis and historical costs to calculate material takeoffs for the job: square footages, square metres of materials; account for labour; develop schedules and GANTT charts; prepare comprehensive cost estimates to create a budget to perform the project
  • Address when material is out of stock, deal with the client's project manager during estimating
  • Deal with any additional requests for additional pricing from client
  • Draft stipulations and clarifications for tenders
  • Identify risks and opportunities
  • Complete tender documents and assemble tender packages with quotes, schedules, stipulations and clarifications, budget sheets for final review and approval by the Senior Project Director
  • Project Coordination as needed:
    • after tender submission, prepare list of materials Asbex must order versus what subs will order
    • order materials for on-site which are needed before the project starts
  • Keep all relevant data, files, and parties current
  • Participate in the development and improvement of estimating tools
  • Participate in the maintenance of statistical data

Skills, Knowledge, Qualifications and Experience

  • A technical diploma / degree in construction or estimating, or equivalent experience
  • 2 to 5 years experience estimating construction/commercial/institutional projects
  • Sound knowledge of the Ontario Building Code, Construction Lien Act, Fire Protection and Prevention Act, Occupational Health & Safety Act, Regulations for Construction
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Good research skills and attention to detail
  • Strong ability to read plans and quotes
  • Strong conceptual, problem solving and decision making skills
  • Good planning, documentation and time management skills
  • Self-motivated, sense of urgency, proactive and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to establish strong working relationships, and work as a team member
  • Strong computer skills in MS office
  • Experience with software such as E-Plans, Constructeur, and AutoCAD is an asset
  • Experience working in a unionized environment as asset
  • Able to work under pressure, meet deadlines
  • Able to communicate effectively orally and in writing in both French and English
  • Must be eligible for PWGSC Secret Level II security (successful criminal records check required)
  • A valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle will be considered assets

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Titre du poste

  • Estimateur/estimatrice en construction

Lieu de travail

  • Ottawa, Ontario

Profil de la société

Entrepreneur en construction, spécialisé en restauration patrimonial basé à Ottawa est à la recherche d’un Estimateur / Estimatrice bilingue pour des projets de restauration, préservation et conservation. Sous la direction de l’Estimateur chef; l’Estimateur / L’Estimatrice, devrait travailler en équipe pour préparer les soumissions, répondre aux appels d'offres, et compléter les soumissions. Ensuite, dès que la soumission et un succès, de passer les informations pertinentes à l’équipe de gestion de projet.

Responsabilités incluent

  • Effectuer des recherches sur plusieurs sites web pour des projets potentiels à soumissionner
  • Effectuer l’estimation quantitative en matériaux et en main-d’œuvre des travaux jugés déterminants avec un logiciel d’estimation tel que E-Plans
  • Préparer le résumé de quantités en fonction des plans et devis et en classant celles-ci en suivant les sections normalisées et fonctions des corps de métiers impliqués
  • Analyser les dessins et les spécifications, les conditions contractuelles et identifier au gestionnaires pré-construction les éléments à risque ou les opportunités
  • Assister aux réunions de coordination, visites de site et évaluer la difficulté du projet à estimer
  • Visites de chantiers
  • Rechercher des prix propres au projet (matériaux ou sous-traités) à la suite de l’analyse des documents de soumission
  • Faire les invitations des sous-traitants et, au besoin, leur faire parvenir les documents requis
  • Analyser le contenu de tous les soumissions reçus des fournisseurs et sous-traitants et en vérifier leur conformité avec les exigences des documents de soumission lors de la compilation et des fermetures de soumissions pour en déterminer le plus bas conforme
  • Selon les besoins, l’envergure des projets, les exigences en ce qui a trait à la confidentialité et les consignes de la direction, il peut être demandé à l’estimateur de participer aux rencontres et échanges avec les différents participants pour l’estimation d’un projet conception-construction, en gérance de construction ou autre
  • Participer aux rencontres avec les clients
  • Participer à l’élaboration des échéanciers préliminaires S’assurer que l’estimé soit structuré selon les ventilations de coûts des différents projets
  • Participer et/ou faire la fermeture de soumissions
  • Suivant l’obtention du contrat d’un projet, participé à la réunion de transfert à l’équipe de construction
  • Participer aux négociations pour assurer le respect du contrat aux documents contractuels lorsque le chargé de projet le juge nécessaire
  • S’assurer que l’équipe de construction reçoive toute la documentation appropriée relative aux projets obtenus
  • Participer à l’archivage des dossiers
  • S’assurer de la mise à jour et maintenir un contact régulier avec les sous-traitants et les fournisseurs de la banque de données de l’entreprise
  • Établir et faire la mise à jour des prix unitaires de la base de données pour le calcul du coût du matériel et de la main d’œuvre
  • Participer au développement et évolution des outils d’estimation
  • Participer au maintien des bases de données des statistiques
  • Être à l’affut des nouvelles technologies et méthodes de construction

Exigences

  • En mesure d’obtenir une cote de sécurité de TPSGC (Attestation de Sécurité Niveau II - Secret) (*aucune dossier criminelle)
  • Bilingue (Français, Anglais)
  • Être titulaire d’une technique en estimation ou un baccalauréat en construction où posséder une expérience équivalente
  • Posséder une expérience pertinente de 2 à 5 ans en estimation de projets commerciaux et institutionnels pour un entrepreneur général en construction
  • La connaissance des logiciels Constructeur, E-plans et AutoCAD sera considérée comme un atout;
  • Avoir de fortes aptitudes en lecture de plans et devis
  • Être flexible quant à l’horaire (lors des fermetures de soumissions)
  • Être polyvalent et posséder un excellent esprit d’analyse
  • Avoir une capacité de travailler sous pression avec de courts échéanciers
  • Avoir des aptitudes pour le travail d’équipe
  • Avoir un grand sens de l’organisation
  • Posséder un véhicule personnel

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Interested?

If you have the passion, skills and experience that Asbex is seeking, we invite you to send us your application in confidence to Irene Lis at irene.lis@stratfordmanagers.com by April 16, 2021. Asbex is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified candidates.

Note: Criminal checks will be required of the successful candidate prior to hiring and is an ongoing requirement for Security Clearances.

Asbex is committed to providing accommodations for applicants with disabilities during all parts of the hiring process, upon request. If contacted, please advise us if you require any accommodation.

Thank you to all applicants in advance. We will be in contact only with those selected for an interview.


Release Date: 2021-03-30 | Expiry Date: 2021-06-28

Estimator (PCL Constructors Canada Inc.) Winnipeg, MB

PCL Constructors Canada Inc.

Position Title

  • Estimator

Work Location

  • Winnipeg, Manitoba

Company Profile

The future you want is within reach.

At PCL, we build the places where life happens and find camaraderie in the process. We’re a community of builders committed to building better communities. That’s why we’re always looking ahead, and not just to the next project or what’s next in our industry.

We’re also looking at what’s next for you and how we can help you build a career you’re proud of. We provide a team environment with a dynamic profile of work within the construction industry!

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Taking responsibility of medium-sized ($10-$25 million) estimates or a component of larger estimates and is accountable for that specific work scope.
  • Conducting a detailed analysis of the contract documents and specifications, to determine overall project requirements, risks and opportunities.
  • Completing full quantity take-off of all labour, equipment and materials for both self-perform and trade work required to complete the project as per contract documents.
  • Identifying productivity impacts on projects and establishes a critical path schedule on the estimated milestone and completion timelines.
  • Soliciting pricing from subcontractors and suppliers for labour, equipment and materials.
  • Undertaking regular trade correspondence to confirm bid intent and to clarify scopes of work, while contributing to updating and maintaining the trade contractor database.
  • Completing final cost estimate of a project and produces a final tender submission for review and approval.
  • Working with internal departments to develop a comprehensive submission package.
  • Preparing final tender or Request for Proposals documents for submission to client to meet contract deadline submission.
  • Reviewing the project budget, schedule, and project execution plan and identify any potential risks prior to the project starting and throughout its life cycle.
  • Tracking and compiling historical information from previous bid projects as well as current projects.

Skills and Competencies

  • Proven ability to lead pursuits over $10 million, and up to $25 million.
  • Solid understanding of contracts, specifications, construction methods and procedures.
  • Knowledge of key principles involved in bid preparation, including quantity take off procedures, project scheduling, sub-trade procurement, pricing and bid closing procedures.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, estimating software and AutoCAD/On-Screen Takeoff.
  • Ability to establish a good working relationship with many different people, including owners, trade contractors, designers, other estimators, managers, and supervisors.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

Education and Experience

  • Diploma or Degree in engineering, architecture, estimating or construction management
  • Minimum four years’ experience in estimating with a focus in construction including buildings and civil estimating
  • Previous estimating experience with a general contractor and on-site experience would be considered as asset

Complementary Information

PCL is an innovative, employee-owned company comprised of people who find passion in their profession and take pride in doing great work every day. Our work powers the infrastructure and utilities that are essential to daily life and our projects are the scene of vacations, careers, education and healing. We are consistently ranked among the best companies to work for because we are committed to supporting and developing our teams.

The PCL Companies celebrate diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability or veteran status.

Apply online via the link below


Release Date: 2021-03-30 | Expiry Date: 2021-06-28

Resident Construction Manager (Rider Levett Bucknall) Oakville, ON

Rider Levett Bucknall

Position Title

  • Resident Construction Manager

Work Location

  • Oakville, ON

Company Profile

We are looking for dynamic individuals to join our team! With over 20 offices in North America and the Caribbean in addition to over a hundred global offices and approximately 4,000 staff worldwide, RLB has a truly global reach while still offering a local presence to its clients almost without exception. We are committed to our core services and pride ourselves on our dedication to customer care and leading edge service provision.

RLB is an award-winning international firm, known for providing property and construction consultancy advice at all stages of the construction cycle. Utilizing its many years of experience and professionally trained employees, RLB continues to firmly establish itself as one of the major players in the construction industry throughout the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Oceania. Our employees are involved in a variety of projects across a range of sectors, from sports arenas and healthcare to higher education and convention centers.

As a privately held company, we hire the best people, give them exceptional training, and provide extensive opportunities for professional growth while working on exciting projects while providing an excellent compensation and benefits package.

Job Description

The Resident Construction Manager leads the office and provides cost management, building surveying, project management, and consulting services on a wide variety of projects providing excellent service delivery to meet client objectives. The Resident Manager should have the ability to identify opportunities within a project that will add value and help successfully accomplish the clients desired project outcome.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Identify individual key target clients and contacts for incorporation within business plan
  • Build customer relationships to ensure high standards of technical service, secure repeat business and develop profitable workload
  • Identify opportunities with existing clients and contacts and follow-up with Principal or President
  • Identify opportunities with existing clients to cross sell other services of Rider Levett Bucknall
  • Contribute to monthly team meetings and business development activity
  • Share marketing information with other regions within Company
  • Prepare proposals and fee submissions
  • Preparation and delivery of presentations
  • Maintain individual project profiles
  • Attend external functions to raise the profile of Rider Levett Bucknall and to generate new contacts
  • Responsible for all aspects of the delivery of projects from feasibility to handover and maintenance
  • Contributes to team performance by collaboration and effective communication
  • Contributes to and understands the clients desired project outcomes, identifies opportunities to add value to accomplish the desired outcomes
  • Adds to team effort by accomplishing other duties as assigned

Skills and Competencies

  • Skills Required: Expert in quantity surveying, cost management, or project management, including planning, development, implementation and evaluation of large, complex projects. Good communication skills required.

Education and Experience

  • Minimum Education (or substitute experience) required: 4-year college degree in quantity surveying, construction management, architecture or engineering science.
  • Minimum Experience required: 5-10 years’ relevant experience of management of staff including project professionals and/or technicians, managing major projects including development of project scope, goals, work plans, timeliness and implantation strategies, developing measurement processes/methods for assessing progress toward goals and project outcomes. Prior experience with developing and monitoring contracts required.

Apply online via the link below


Release Date: 2021-02-16 | Expiry Date: 2021-05-17

Senior Estimator (Brook Restoration) Toronto, ON

Brook Restoration

Position Title

  • Senior Estimator

Work Location

  • Toronto, ON

Company Profile

Initiative. Integrity. Ingenuity.

It’s how we’ve become a foremost leader in building restoration.

We work under the principle that every project we encounter is unique and deserves its own innovative solution. That’s our commitment.

We specializing in a broad range of restoration sectors; including high-rise commercial & residential, low-rise commercial & residential, health care facilities, institutional facilities, places of worship, educational facilities and more. Take a look through our completed commercial and residential projects to see what’s possible.

Job Description

Cost Estimator – Job Description

Reports To CEO

Brook Restoration’s Toronto office is seeking an experienced estimator to confidently identify and pursue new opportunities. We are looking for an experienced estimator in Restoration with ability to work in a fast-paced environment. We require an experienced, knowledgeable, motivated, and career-minded Cost Estimator to be responsible for the accurate, timely preparation of full-cost estimates for projects, including materials and labor. The senior Estimator with prepare and maintain a list of suppliers, contractors, and subcontractors, and establishing unit costs, labor rates, productivity factors and location impacts.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Participate in the identification and pursuit of prospective projects;
  • Attend bid meetings and develop and execute bid strategy;
  • Analyze project proposals to prepare budget and cost estimate;
  • Review technical Specifications and Drawings for pricing and scope review;
  • Prepare estimates of materials, labor, sub-contractor costs, etc. for job bids;
  • Maintain and complete tender processes, including administrative tasks;
  • Provide feasibility studies and assist with Business Strategies;
  • Continuously update unit costs, labor rates, productivity factors and location impacts;
  • Maintain databases, including labor rates, material pricing, and project costs, for future reference;
  • Work effectively and accurately in time-sensitive situations while delegating to a team;
  • Liaise with existing clients as well as new owners, consultants, engineers and architects;
  • Maintain files of working documents as back-up for estimate figures, including current (accurate) information on prices from suppliers through direct contact, sales brochures, price lists, etc.
  • Review design options and recommend best solution based on cost, engineering quality, or availability of materials;
  • Effectively determine the bid strategies required for the company to be successful;
  • Review all final estimate packages to ensure accuracy and completeness, prior to formal quotation;
  • Provide technical assistance in negotiating contracts, change orders, etc. as required;
  • May assist in the preparation of studies, materials and methods, recommendations, and cost estimates as required;
  • Perform additional assignments per supervisor's direction.

Skills and Competencies

  • Customer Focus
  • Communication
  • Energy and Stress
  • Team Work
  • Quality Orientation
  • Problem Solving
  • Accountability and Dependability
  • Operating Equipment
  • Ethics and Integrity

Education and Experience

  • Minimum 5 years estimating experience
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to travel as required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite
  • Strong team and communication skills
  • Professional designation or technical training an asset (Engineer, Architect or Technician)

Apply Now


Release Date: 2021-01-20 | Expiry Date: 2021-04-20

Senior Estimator (The Daniels Corporation) Toronto, ON

The Daniels Corporation

Position Title

  • Senior Estimator

Work Location

  • Toronto, ON

Company Profile

The Daniels Corporation builds with a passion for creating vibrant communities in every sense of the word. Daniels looks beyond the bricks and mortar, including social, cultural and economic infrastructures that will create a unique sense of place. This commitment has been an integral part of Daniels’ corporate philosophy for over 35 years. Daniels has built more than 30,000 award-winning homes and apartments, master-planned mixed-use communities, and commercial and retail spaces, and has earned its standing as one of Canada’s largest and preeminent builder/developers.

Job Description

Daniels is looking to recruit a full-time incumbent for their Contracts and Estimating team in the Toronto office. Reporting to the Director of Contracts and Estimating, the Estimator will develop and manage the construction budget, analyze construction drawings, prepare tenders and contracts and liaise with trade contractors.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Monitor and report the financial performance of responsible projects
  • Analyze documents, specifications, proposals and addendums in preparation for pricing
  • Perform any estimate related oral and/or written communications with contractors
  • Coordinate pricing from suppliers / subcontractors and incorporates into estimate
  • Oversee the distribution of appropriate documentation appropriately upon award of project
  • Maintain files and correspondence on active and completed projects
  • Assist with RFP and General Contract tender submissions
  • Assists with prequalification submissions as required
  • Collaborate with Development, Implementation and Construction team members to drive project success
  • Drive positive relationships and serves as key contact with Project Managers, Consultants and key subcontractors

Skills and Competencies

  • Ability to read and understand construction drawings and specifications
  • Site experience is an asset
  • Solid Microsoft Office computer skills is required
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as a team is essential
  • Strong organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills is required
  • Ability to travel within the GTA as required

Education and Experience

  • Diploma or Degree in Architecture/Engineering or equivalent experience required
  • 7+ years of estimating experience is required
  • Experience in high-rise construction is required

Apply Now

The Daniels Corporation welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume to Denise Plamenco, Generalist, People and Culture, at dplamenco@danielscorp.com.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


Release Date: 2021-02-01 | Expiry Date: 2021-05-02