Synergy is looking for a proven leader in the construction estimating field with a track record of producing winning bids in a competitive commercial construction environment. The primary focus of this position is to provide accurate estimating and subcontractor costing from the concept stage through to the contract letting and planning stage. Working closely with the Chief Estimator and junior estimators, the Senior Estimator uses a collaborative approach to deliver winning bids through strong relationships with a broad network of professional colleagues, subcontractors and team members
What We Look For
You will be responsible for all types of estimating, which includes, but is not limited to, fixed price tenders, design-build, construction management and budgets. Your attention to detail allows you to analyze proposal specifications and drawings to establish the proper scope of work, including scheduling and planning to prepare winning bids that do not expose Synergy to unnecessary risk. You will prepare detailed estimates using Synergy’s spreadsheet tools and develop complete and accurate take-offs and final estimate summaries. You will contribute to and maintain cost databases, as well as subtrade partner and supplier directories. Managing the tender process from tender package development, to subtrade partner invitation and communication, to tender analysis and award recommendation is a core part of this role.
Skills and Abilities:
Your attention to detail, problem solving ability, and ability to interpret complex drawings and specifications sets you apart from others. You are equally comfortable developing conceptual estimates from high level information and managing the tendering process with qualified subcontractors from detailed specifications. You are able to close tenders typically in the $1 to $30 million range. Multi-tasking and time management are your strengths, and you handle the pressure of deadlines in a professional manner. You are proficient in the field of estimating, understand the unit costs and construction cost drivers, and are familiar with Canadian and local building codes and construction materials. Use of software, such as spreadsheets and other MS Office applications is one of your strengths. You bring a strong network of contacts and knowledge of subtrade partners and pricing in the current construction market.
You are a team oriented person and an effective communicator who values relationships. Your approach is innovative and you are always looking to improve your processes. You are valued by clients for your professional approach and knowledge.
Degree or diploma in construction or engineering or CET designation including a minimum of 5 years of experience in estimating in commercial and institutional projects setting. Equivalent combination of experience and training may be considered.
Terms of Employment:
This is a full time, permanent role with competitive salary, including annual salary adjustments and performance bonus. Synergy offers a generous benefits program paid 100% by the employer, as well as an on-site fitness facility. The work location is at our St. Albert, Alberta head office.