Estimating Manager


Building and Construction

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CAD120000.00-140000.00 per yea

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Branch Information

Calgary, AB - (CAN) 734 7th Avenue Southwest Suite 240 AB Calgary , AB T2P 3P8

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Job Description

Are you looking to work for a dynamic company with a culture that has a positive family-like atmosphere unlike anyone? Manpower is currently seeking to fulfill a full time permanent position with a major construction company as an Estimating manager. You will work mainly in an Office atmosphere but occasionally make day trips to site, in a company provided vehicle. The position is located in Acheson AB which is just west of Edmonton.


* Attend meetings and assist project management teams with determining what types of projects to bid on

* Establish unit costs, labour rates, material pricing, productivity factors, and location impacts

* Interpret job cost reports

* Liaise, consult, and communicate with engineers, architects, owners, and sub-contractors to prepare design development budgets on changes and adjustments to cost estimates

* Review all final estimate packages to ensure accuracy and completeness prior to formal quotation

* Evaluate and recommend allowances for indirect costs, design unknowns, escalation, and contingencies

* Present estimates and conduct review meetings with clients

* Participate and coordinate company risk and opportunity evaluation ("go", "no go")

* Effectively determine the bid strategies required for the company to be successful

* Mentor, direct, evaluate, and provide technical guidance to estimators

* Oversee workload of the Estimating department to maximize efficiency of the work force and meet operational requirements

* Manage the transition of a project from estimating to operations

* Attend start-up and close-out meetings

* Visit jobsites to identify issues and concerns and to better understand field means and methods

Qualifications and Education Requirements

* Degree, diploma, or certificate in construction, engineering, business, or a related field

* Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.) designation from ASET

* Professional Quantity Surveyor (PQS) designation from CIQS

* LEED or Gold Seal credentials would be an asset

* Minimum of ten (10) years' leadership experience and proven track record of estimating large, complex commercial and institutional construction projects

* Experience on construction sites and with building techniques

* Understanding of sub-scopes and what each sub-trade should include in its bid

* Mathematical proficiency and analytical skills necessary to produce labour, equipment, and material estimates

* Excellent time management and ability to multi-task with many projects running simultaneously

* Exceptional oral and written communication skills, with the ability to present and sell a cost plan to clients

* Able to read and interpret building specifications, blueprints and as-builts

* Thorough understanding of Microsoft Office and estimating software such as Timberline and

* Proactive in ensuring job knowledge is current

* Valid driver's license

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