QM Environmental is one of the largest Hazardous Materials (HazMat) contractors in Canada, QM specializes in the safe and effective removal of a wide range of contaminants found in commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings. We provide full-service capabilities, delivered by a highly trained team of HazMat Technicians with extensive experience in all areas of assessment, containment and removal.

We offer exciting career growth, professional development, and a culture that is supported by teamwork and open communication. At QM, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with some of the most talented professionals and innovative thought-leaders in the industry.

We are looking for a Project Manager / Estimator to join our Abatement/Hazmat team in BC.

Position Summary:

As a Project Manager / Estimator you will be responsible for executing projects that meet or exceed company financial targets, on time and within budget and also preparing accurate and detailed estimates for projects, following bid and project specifications.

Key Responsibilities

Project Execution

  • Ensures projects are executed in accordance with client contract (including sub-contracts or contract changes), key performance indicators, QM financial targets, within budget and on-time
  • Opening jobs (Project Billing Sheet) and obtaining contracts and purchase orders
    • Billing procedures, requirements, etcetera
  • Ensures that field data, including approving time/hours for employees,  is collected and maintained using the most recent version of the field pack
  • Preconstruction submittals / permits
  • Site documentation (Health and Safety Documentation / Field Packages)
  • Project file management
  • Ensure safety requirements are met
  • Job kickoff with total project team – passing bid knowledge on
  • Delegating work / engaging subcontractors
  • Providing information for creation of accurate purchase orders and managing purchase order process
  • Monitoring / guiding execution (budget, schedule, quality)
  • Ensuring project budget is up to date in NAV (working with Project Administrator)
  • Change order management
  • Project official communications / documentation
  • Chairing project meetings
  • Ensuring / optimizing job profitability and financial performance
  • Invoicing (with Project Administrator support)

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

Project Close-Out

  • Collection of money
  • Post construction submittals
  • Project profile summary content provided to marketing
  • Lessons learned / post mortem (both financial and technical)

Client Relationships and Business Development

  • Working with stakeholders to identify suitable business opportunities and prospects
  • Cultivating and managing business relationships, both new and existing
  • Leading the bid review process, including:
    • Responding to Request for Proposals, Request for Quotes, etcetera
    • Obtaining quotes and preparing cost estimates
    • Reviewing contracts
    • Evaluating bids, assessing risks, and presenting recommendations to leadership team
    • Winning business

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

Health and Safety

  • Is aware of and understands the application of all health and safety rules and regulations that apply, including QM’s Health and Safety Policies and Programs
  • 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



  • 5 years’ experience preparing detailed and accurate cost estimates for industrial and commercial hazmat projects within Canada is required
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in business development and interacting with clients
  • In project management and at least 5 years with the direct responsibility for all resource allocation and management responsibilities and with the administration of prime contracts, subcontracts, and contract changes.
  • In reviewing environmental site assessment reports for the purposes of understanding the contamination conditions of a property and how this relates to the implementation of solutions.

Education, Certifications            

  • Graduate from both a secondary and a post-secondary institution
  • Graduate from a university program related to earth sciences or engineering (preferred)
  • Certified Engineering Technologist or Professional Engineer would be an asset


  • Understanding of construction bids, bid processes, and contracts
  • Of environmental legislation, standards, and guidelines related to contaminated sites
  • Of the Project Management Body of Knowledge published by the Project Management Institute
  • Of the engineering design, tender, and construction management processes and related contractual conditions for a variety of remediation technologies


  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, drawings and specifications
  • To analyze and evaluate complex contaminated sites problems and to plan and lead multi-disciplinary teams of technical and field operations personnel and external consultants to execute solutions
  • To prepare detailed ‘bottom-up’ construction cost estimates for the purposes of responding to specific tender requests and in preparing analogous or ‘top-down’ estimates for budgetary purposes
  • To understand contracts; communicate project risks effectively with clients and stakeholders and to negotiate contract changes
  • To work effectively with various computer software applications such as spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel or similar), project management and scheduling (Microsoft Project or similar), financial accounting (Explorer Contract Manager or similar);

Personal Suitability

  • Effective interpersonal relations
  • Leadership
  • Initiative
  • Thoroughness


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

Job Title: Project Manager Project Manager | Estimator Estimator
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Delta Western Region Vancouver

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