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Senior Estimator

Remote (British Columbia, Canada)


Position at Govan Brown

In A Snapshot

The Govan Brown team is growing and we're looking for a Senior Estimator with over 8 years of experience working on commercial interior construction projects.

The Opportunity

  • Oversee and manage all aspects of the estimating and Pre-Construction process, from estimate preparation, subcontractor solicitation, through to subcontract buyout / contracting.
  • Work with project management and business development to determine budgeting, general conditions and strategic position for project opportunities being considered
  • Identify and select highly qualified subcontractors and solicit competitive pricing for tenders
  • Conduct thorough analysis of tender drawings and prepare detailed/accurate quantity takeoffs
  • Review the project plans and specifications and comment on the design, scheduling, possible cost savings measures and potential contructability issues
  • Participate in pre-construction process, including attending meetings, preparing and presenting budget, value engineering
  • Experience with lump sum and construction management projects

Desired Skills & Expertise

  • Over 8 years of commercial interior construction estimating experience in a general contracting or construction environment
  • Construction, Engineering or Architectural degree or diploma
  • Knowledge of construction management, lump sum and design build contracts
  • Gold Seal certification in estimating and/or Quantity Surveyor designation are assets
  • Strong relationships with local sub-trades and knowledge of local market conditions
  • Ability to pull apart drawings and technical specs with a solid understanding of trade scope of work
  • Relationship savvy and interpersonal skills to demand the respect of all stakeholders
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and meet competing deadlines
  • Proficiency in computerized estimating programs

Govan Brown is an equal opportunity employer and we would like to thank all applicants for their interest. Please note that we will only be contacting the candidates under consideration.

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