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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)

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

Senior Estimator (Rutherford Contracting Ltd.) Aurora, ON

Rutherford Contracting Ltd.

Position Title

  • Senior Estimator

Work Location

  • Aurora, ON

Company Profile

Rutherford Contracting is a General Contractor located in Aurora that services the Industrial, Commercial, Institutional and Civil sectors in Ontario. Rutherford was established in 1971 and throughout the years we have grown to be able to service clients from both a building construction and site development perspective.

Rutherford is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, Aboriginal/Native American status or any other legally-protected factors. Disability-related accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Job Description

We are seeking a Senior Estimator to join our team! Reporting directly to the Chief Estimator (currently being filled by the Principal), the Senior Estimator is responsible for accurately pricing projects competitively so that the company can be successful in the tendering process as well as in the construction phase.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Assist the Chief Estimator in the determination of desired work.
  • Act as secondary sales contact to address invitations to tender and pricing in consultation with Chief Estimator.
  • Coordinate package procurement with Chief Estimator.
  • Coordinate bid schedule maintenance with Tendering & Office Coordinator as well as bond/insurance certificate procurement.
  • Prepare for and promptly attend pre-tender site meetings as needed.
  • As requested by the Chief Estimator, complete tenders in an accurate, efficient, and timely manner, including:
    • Site investigation and review
    • Quantity take-off
    • Cost estimation
    • Application/distribution of overhead and fees
    • Tender form completion
    • Delivery and submissions
    • Tender result procurement
  • Maintain adequate estimation workload as per Chief Estimator’s request and advise Chief Estimator of any conflicts.
  • Upon project reward, review tender/construction documents with the delegated Project Manager, VP of Operations, and Superintendent to review details of the project.
  • Communicate with Project Managers during the construction phase if they have any questions about pricing or cost (i.e. potential changes in scope).
  • Periodically visit Rutherford jobsites to review the cost and production of work

Skills and Competencies

  • Ability to read and interpret construction drawings.
  • Outstanding ability to work and multi-task under pressure.

Education and Experience

  • At least 10 years of experience as an Estimator at a General Contractor pricing mid-large ICI projects.
  • Experience with estimating software/programs.
  • Gold Seal Certificate in estimating would be an asset.

Complementary Information

  • Potential for annual bonus
  • Pension
  • Medical, dental, vision, and specialty benefits (i.e. massage, counselling, naturopath, etc.)
  • Annual salary $115,000 (negotiable depending on experience and qualifications)

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