Project Estimator

Scope:

All activities related to client relationships, project scope definition and cost estimating with a focus in the area of bulk material handling projects. Full time position with competitive salary and benefits package.

 

Education:

Technical background in engineering (structural or mechanical) and estimating OR a ticketed tradesperson with demonstrated MS Office skills.

 

Experience:

3-5 years field experience and 2-3 years estimating experience. Experience in bulk material handling systems and/or experience as an installation contractor in heavy industry is considered a strong asset. Exposure to plant facilities, commodity ports and terminals, heavy equipment/machinery or maintenance of facility operating equipment is beneficial.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Lead estimating activities for primarily supply & installation construction projects in the industrial sector (typical value range: $100k – $5m)
  • Participate or lead complete project proposal packages in response to RFPs
  • Meet with existing and potential clients and develop new project opportunities
  • Develop business relationships with suppliers and sub-contractors
  • Read construction drawings, prepare quantity take-offs and issue RFQs to subcontractors
  • Evaluate and analyze subcontractor quotes
  • Propose creative value engineering solutions
  • Continue to develop improved methods to cost and price projects (estimating tools)
  • Continue to develop a risk/cost model for fixed price projects
  • Work with the project managers to develop execution methodology/approach for new projects
  • Evaluate the technical design, schedule, cost coding and structure of projects and develop benchmarks for the estimating of similar project scopes
  • Identify opportunities for improving material handling designs and standards
  • Manage, lead or sponsor projects when necessary and appropriate
  • Interface with field staff and identify capabilities and resources to support estimating costs

 

Skills:

 

  • Experience with estimating software; i.e. Hard Dollar is an asset
  • Strong proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Time management, prioritization, multitasking and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to be detail oriented and analytical in problem solving
  • Self-motivated with an ability to work in a fast paced, deadline driven environment
  • Ability to analyze project data and production rates
  • Full driver’s license required for site visits
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