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We are looking for a Estimator to join our Demolition team in ON.

Position Summary

Working closely with the project management team, this position is responsible for preparing accurate and detailed estimates for projects, following bid and project specifications.


Project Estimates

  • Prepare accurate and detailed cost estimates for projects and change-orders
  • Evaluate bid specifications and drawings to successfully bid and win projects
  • Follow up with sub-contractors to ensure bids are received
  • Analyze blueprints and other documentation to prepare time, cost, materials, and labor estimates
  • Assess cost effectiveness of products, projects or services, tracking actual costs relative to bids as the project develops
  • Consult with clients, vendors, personnel in other departments or construction foremen to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues
  • Visits job sites (existing and potential)
  • Confer with engineers, architects, owners, contractors and subcontractors on changes and adjustments to cost estimates
  • Prepare estimates used by project manager for purposes such as planning, organizing, and scheduling work

Other Related

  • Continuously build relationships with outside stakeholders, and actively look for opportunities to grow QM’s business
  • Prepare estimates for use in selecting vendors or subcontractors
  • Review material and labor requirements, to decide whether it is more cost-effective to produce or purchase components
  • Prepare cost and expenditure statements and other necessary documentation at regular intervals for the duration of the project
  • Prepare and maintain a directory of suppliers, contractors and subcontractors
  • Set up cost monitoring and reporting systems and procedures
  • Establish and maintain tendering process, and conduct negotiations
  • Conduct special studies to develop and establish standard hour and related cost data or to effect cost reduction
  • Follows QM specifications, processes, policies, standards as required
  • Ensures work is done in accordance with any related local regulations or legislation
  • May be required to manage projects, or assist with project management responsibilities
  • Works as part of a team to ensure objectives are met
  • Other responsibilities, as required

Health and Safety

  • Read, understand, and follow Corporate Health and Safety Program, Policy and Procedures
  • Ensures that all projects are executed in accordance with, and exceeding, all health and safety rules and regulations that apply, including QM’s Health and Safety Policies and Programs


Education, Licenses & Certifications

  • Graduate from a university program related to civil engineering or college diploma in construction technology
  • Additional training or certifications related to construction safety, demolition, hazardous materials abatement are an asset

Experience, Knowledge & Abilities

  • 5 years’ experience preparing detailed and accurate cost estimates for industrial and commercial demolition/hazmat projects within Canada is required
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, drawings and specifications
  • Understanding of construction bids, bid processes, and contracts
  • Knowledge of relevant local regulations and legislation, as it applies to estimates
  • Ability to keep up with workload, handling a wide range of estimates and change-orders
  • Overseeing material and square footage take –offs while maintaining budget and cost controls
  • Strong knowledge of controls, estimating and engineering
  • Proficient use of computers and programs
  • An understanding of how to resolve issues related to labour costs, material costs and time requirements
  • Professionally reports research results
  • Adept in mathematics; strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Good interpersonal skills; collaborates with other stakeholders regularly

Work Environment

Work is primarily in an office environment (including work-from-home), but requires frequent travel to work sites, to monitor the progress of work and to meet with Site Superintendents and/or clients.

Job Category: Project Manager | Estimator
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Eastern Region Ontario Mississauga

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