Eastern Construction is defined by the dependability of the sun rising.  THINK FORWARD. RISE ABOVE.  Those words reflect the daily philosophy by which we work at Eastern Construction.  With every project we undertake, we do so with the understanding that we have the vision, knowledge, skills and ability to generate innovative solutions that consistently exceed client expectations.

As an employee-owned company, we take great pride in our work and our successes are consistently rewarded by our clients through repeat business.  Strong leadership, innovative thinking and a solutions-focused approach are a winning combination that has served us well throughout our history.  Our success lies in our ability as a team to blend our diverse expertise to deliver the best possible outcomes for our clients.

ESTIMATOR - CONSTRUCTION

PRIMARY FUNCTION:  Prepare and or coordinate the preparation of estimates.  Identifies both the inherent risk and revenue opportunities.  Solicits pricing from the subcontractors and is involved in closing the tender.  

- KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Pricing & Quantity Take Off: Knowledge and ability to accurately prepare quantity take offs for all 16 divisions of work and establish relevant pricing for identified quantities.  Able to foresee issues and understand the big picture and what implications if any there are to the project.

Risk Management: Upon the review and coordination of drawings and specifications, proactively analyzes possible risks (i.e. schedule) identifying laps and gaps, with recommended solutions.  

Budgeting & Costing:  Prepares preliminary budgets and provides ongoing costing assistance identifying potential cost savings opportunities for Eastern and/or the client as required.

- LEADERSHIP & RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT:

Leadership:  Delegates responsibility to team members with an intent to foster the long-term development of others through mentorship.  Expresses clear expectations, determines & assesses employees’ abilities, provides opportunities to demonstrate capabilities by delegating full authority with the latitude to complete a task in their own way.  Also, provides ongoing feedback and appropriate resources to complete tasks assigned.

Networking:  Establishes and maintains a professional network of key contacts and sub contractors.  Assists sub contractors with pricing activities and is responsive to trade questions and concerns in order to continue to foster key relationships.

Excellent Oral & Written Communication Skills: Is able to both effectively present ideas to others, as well as, compose clear and concise communication, which delivers the message and is clearly understood.

Listening, Understanding & Responding: Listens, understands, and responds appropriately to the concerns of others by being receptive to new information, seeking out the facts before drawing conclusions, and showing a willingness to see things from another person's perspective.  After assessing the issue, takes the appropriate action to achieve resolution via verbal or written communication.

- JOB KNOWLEDGE & TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Construction Methods & Practices:  Proficient knowledge of construction practices, materials and methods.  Comprehensive understanding of how subcontractors bid projects based on knowledge of scope of work for all 16 divisions.  Ability to assist with bid closing process based on experience level.

Contracts, Drawings & Specifications: Ability to understand and interpret contract documents, shop drawings, and specifications as they relate to Eastern, the client and all subcontractors including scope of work, exclusions, clauses, and limitations.  A strong understanding of how to incorporate addendums into existing estimates.

Computer Skills: Ability to proficiently use estimating software to effectively and accurately prepare quantity take offs, estimates and budgets. Knowledge of On Screen Take Off software an asset.

INITIATIVE & SELF-MANAGEMENT:

Organization & Time Management: Maintain files and documentation in a highly organized manner.   Ability to react to changing priorities with a sense of urgency in order to meet project deadlines.  

Accuracy & Attention to Detail: Ensures a high level of accuracy and pays close attention to detail when calculating quantities and estimates ensuring all sections have been thoroughly reviewed and accounted for.

- EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

Education: University Degree or College Diploma in Civil Engineering, Engineering Technology/Architecture or Construction Management.  PQS Designation an asset.

Experience & Skills:

Minimum of 3+ Years Industry Experience.

Has a thorough understanding of all tendering procedures and a strong track record.

Proficient knowledge of Divisions 2 to 16 take-offs, pricing

Experience with Microsoft Excel, SmartBID, Bluebeam, estimating software, electronic take-off

Knowledge and understanding of sub-trade procurement

Previous on-site experience is an asset

Conceptual estimating experience is an asset

- WORKING CONDITIONS

Work Location: Head Office or Project Site Office as required

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We thank you in advance for your interest. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Eastern is committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence.  

We believe in integration and equal opportunity.  We are committed to meeting the accessibility needs of people with disabilities and will provide accommodation upon request.