Career Opportunity – Estimator – Commercial Projects
Graham is a growing, dynamic and innovative construction solutions provider with history of success dating back to 1926. As an employee-owned company, you’ll be able to capitalize on our collective success by becoming an owner yourself. You’ll also be able to take advantage of professional development, learning and growth opportunities, while working on exciting, leading-edge projects.
We are seeking top tier talent to further strengthen our capabilities. We provide a collaborative and caring culture and the necessary tools and support for you to succeed, both personally and professionally. If you’re eager to work on innovative projects, be part of a great team and become an employee-owner, Graham is the place for you.
As a member of our team, you will provide insight and innovative construction solutions to ensure the successful execution of various projects, such as: education facilities; healthcare centers; office buildings; multi-level commercial and residential buildings, sports complexes, bridges; warehouse and distribution centers; and mixed- use facilities.
You will also further hone your skills operating under various delivery methods including Bid-Build, Design-Build, Construction Management, P3 and IPD (Integrated Project Delivery).
The Estimator reports directly to the Estimating Manager. The incumbent is accountable for determining project scopes, accurate quantifying/costing, managing deadlines, mentoring, and possesses the ability to interpret all tender documents, work collaboratively, communicate clearly with the Graham team and with trade partners. As an Estimator at Graham you will: Develop coaching and mentoring skills with the estimating team throughout all aspects of the estimating process. Determine the project scope of work. Set-up and complete estimates in company standard estimating program. Prepare preliminary construction schedules based on self-perform productivities and subcontractor input to determine project duration and resulting overhead costs. Complete estimate quantification and costing of general condition requirements, labour, and equipment, including productivities, material, and subtrade costs. Identify and develop constructability requirements for project construction. Analyze design criteria and recommend best options based on cost, engineering quality, and availability of materials. Identify and propose project risk and cost mitigation as well as the potential for project opportunities and cost savings. Analyze and propose potential strategies, advantages, or innovations for the project that could provide Graham with a more competitive bid. Apply labour and equipment productivities to estimates based on Graham historical values. Analyze subcontractor bids for irregularities and ensure the full scope of work is included. Participate in or lead the bid close on projects. Assemble conceptual and budget costs using past project analytics, benchmarking, and historical data. Engage in subcontractor post award scope clarification and negotiation. Prepare an estimate schedule of all activities , including milestone dates and any required support resources. Lead / manage the Kick-Off Meeting, weekly strategy meetings, and any formal meetings pertinent to ensuring the estimate process will meet the milestone dates established to achieve a successful closing day Work autonomously to prioritize the work, set deliverables, and select the appropriate work execution methods Provide accurate assessments of risk and scope for completed estimates. Generate, cost, and review risk mitigation plan, ensuring proper bonding and insurance costing and appropriate contingencies Select and invite trade partners to tender that have the appropriate level of expertise to complete the work. Understand potential pressures on fee and participate in discussions to properly assess and calculate fee Demonstrate a competitive passion and high-performance attitude Establish milestones throughout the estimate lifecycle and meet or exceed goals Qualifications/Experience considerations: High school graduate and completion of a diploma training program at a college or technical school; Gold Seal Certified, LEED Accredited, and LEAN experience are all assets. Ability to understand, utilize, and communicate specialized information in speech and written text. 3 or more years of a combination of field and estimating experience; and proficiency in a variety of general procurement methods is an asset. Proficiency in the use of MS Excel, scheduling software, quantification software (such as OnScreen Takeoff, Bluebeam, Agtek), and BIM modelling is an asset. Clear and professional written and verbal communication skills with strong organizational and time management abilities. Aptitude in comprehending tender documents, specifications, and drawings, with an understanding of contractual requirements. understanding of all construction scopes of work with the ability to develop scopes of work for Graham initiated tenders. Ability to foster and develop relationships and build constructive and effective work relationships with both internal and external team members. Collaborate effectively with operations personnel such as Project Managers, Superintendents, and Project Coordinators. Compensation and Benefits: Competitive salary with annual bonus potential Comprehensive benefits package including dental, optical and medical and company matched pension plan. Ownership and long term equity opportunities What we can offer you: Strong commitment to safety in the workplace Opportunities to grow your estimating career on a variety of project types in the Regina market and potentially throughout Graham across North America Grounded and family-oriented workplace in a progressive environment that is at the forefront of a fast evolving business sector Commitment to the training and wealth of opportunities for career development across job categories, project types and locations around North America
Graham is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and employment selection decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Graham does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by country, regional or local law.