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.

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

Prepares and or coordinates preparation of estimates based on experience and level of seniority.  Identifies both the inherent risk and revenue opportunities.   Solicits pricing from the subcontractors and is involved in closing the tender.  In a senior role, may supervise the work of more junior estimators. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Planning & Scheduling: Establishes and/ or works with established priorities and develops and implements a comprehensive schedule ensuring accurate sequencing and resource allocation to meet strategic project goals.

Pricing & Quantity Take Off: Expert knowledge and ability to accurately prepare quantity take offs for all 16 divisions of work and establish relevant pricing for identified quantities. Able to develop strong conceptual estimating skills – 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.  Promptly escalates all issues, questions, and concerns to the Chief Estimator.

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

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 Microsoft Excel and Digital Take-Off Software (i.e. On-Screen) to effectively and accurately prepare quantity take off's, estimates and budgets.  Experience with Revit and AutoCAD an asset.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

Education: University Degree or College Diploma in Civil Engineering, Engineering Technology / Architecture or Construction Management

Experience & Skills:

Minimum of 5 Years Industry Experience.

Experience working in a small team of estimators in lump sum or budgeting exercises. 

Conceptual estimating experience an asset.

Has a thorough understanding of all tendering procedures.

Can assist in estimating any project from start to finish with minimal guidance from Chief Estimator.

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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.