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Chief Estimator, Buildings

Toronto, ON

About The Role:


The Chief Estimator reports directly to the Ontario Pre-Construction Director and will have an in-depth knowledge of conceptual estimating, budgeting, tendering, proposal submission, and construction methodology. The Chief Estimator will have oversight of the buildings, large projects and transit estimating teams while being mentored by the Director to further develop their leadership skills and approach to pursuit activities.


As a Chief Estimator at Graham you will:

  • Be responsible for bidding and pre-construction estimating and the financial results in partnership with the Director
  • Complete project scope of work reviews to ensure completeness of estimates, and that all technical specifications, subcontractor scopes, and general condition items have been quantified and costed
  • Identify and develop constructability requirements for orders of magnitude and high-level budgeting
  • Propose and approve project risk and cost mitigation as well as the potential for project opportunities and cost savings
  • Propose and approve potential bid strategies, constructability requirements, and advantages or innovations to increase bidding success
  • Prepare and coordinate estimates as required
  • Compile and track analytics relating to project estimating pursuits
  • Be responsible for managing, training and or mentoring other estimators and the profit/loss performance of the estimated projects
  • Provide leadership, coaching, and mentoring in: planning, organizing, coordinating, supervising and training estimating personnel
  • Encourage and instill coaching and mentoring skills to the estimating team
  • Oversee all estimates, including detailed review of others’ work
  • Build effective relationships with clients, consultants, subcontractors, suppliers, and internal stakeholders (operations staff) that reflect and support Graham core values and Graham brand image



  • Completion of a University (Bachelor) program involving acquisition of an advanced understanding of complex concepts and procedures, often recognized by a degree (e.g., BA/BSc); Gold Seal Certified, LEED Accredited, LEAN experience, MRICS, and CIQS are all assets
  • 20 years of combined field and estimating experience with senior estimating (Estimating Manager) experience of at least 5 years with a medium-to-large General Contractor
  • Leadership responsibility related to ICI related projects
  • Successful experience in leading $100+ million projects and managing and mentoring of an estimating team
  • Proven ability to lead and develop a high-performing team
  • Thorough understanding and proficiency in design-build, IPD and Construction Management is an asset


If this sounds like you, then Graham may be the right fit. Apply today.

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.


Graham Group Ltd. also welcomes and encourages applications from those with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in each stage of our process. For more information please see our AODA Compliance Policy and our Multi-Year Accessibility Plan.


No unsolicited resumes or phone inquiries from agencies, thank you.


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