Senior Estimator

The Position

WestUrban Developments Ltd. is a vibrant, fast-growing real estate development company based on Vancouver Island. Our team has over 30 years expertise in construction management, customized development and development planning in Western Canada. We believe that positive relationships are the cornerstone for success, and we strive to build strong teams built on respect, integrity, and safety. Our entrepreneurial culture encourages and empowers our teams to create innovative solutions to overcome challenges. We have made significant investments into our business over the last few years setting the stage for a major expansion in 2022 and beyond. Come join us at this exciting time and be part of something incredible!

The Senior Estimator works in collaboration with the multiple departments to estimate the quantities and values of specific works on a variety of proposed development projects, with particular emphasis on purpose built multi-family apartment rentals. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal and teamwork skills combined with impeccable accuracy and high attention to detail. This position requires someone that is adaptable and eager to bring in a fresh perspective, while looking to advance their career with a rapidly growing organization.

Responsibilities include: accurate, timely preparation of full-cost estimates for residential construction projects. The role analyses historical and incoming data from other departments and incorporates it into the project construction budget.

Responsibilities

Preparation of thorough, accurate and timely estimates;

Analyze project plans and specifications to determine the overall estimated cost of a project;

Participate in the presentation and review of estimates;

Undertake and / or manage material take-offs;

Provide assessment of estimating accuracy and prepare relevant analyses;

Research, accumulate, evaluate and document historical cost data and compile summary reports to develop guidelines and precedence for future estimates;

Prepare estimates of probable costs of material, labor, and equipment for construction projects based on contract bids, quotations, schematic drawings and specifications;

Examine and analyze designs and provide direction on anticipated value engineering;

Liaise, consult and communicate with engineers, architects, owners, contractors and subcontractors on changes and adjustments to cost estimates.

Qualifications

College, Trade or Technical Degree/Diploma in Construction Management, Quantity Surveying, Estimate, Engineering or related field;

5-7 years of related estimating experience;

Strong computer background including experience with MS Office and related estimating software;

Technical knowledge of modern construction practices, techniques, and equipment, understanding of construction documents;

Knowledge of estimating techniques, cost control and material pricing;

Strong verbal and written communication and team collaboration skills.

We provide a competitive salary and benefits package for the right candidate. If you are interested in this exciting opportunity please submit your application below or email your resume and cover letter to careers@westurban.ca.

We are committed to the principles of employment equity and encourage applications from all qualified candidates. We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. This job posting will remain open until the role has been filled.

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