Chief Estimator

Construction Operations/ Opérations Construction Sarnia, Ontario London, Ontario


Description

Position at Ainsworth

If you thrive in a team-oriented workplace that challenges your skills, to drive your career development, embraces diversity and rewards innovation, with competitive pay and great employee programs, join the Ainsworth team today!


Position Summary:

The Chief Estimator is primary responsible for responding to tenders, bid requests, or Requests for Quotation (RFQs) in the industrial, commercial and institutional market by developing accurate, complete and competitive estimates.   

Responsibilities

  • Conducting a thorough review of specifications and drawings.
  • Developing thorough material take-offs and labour take-offs.
  • Coordinating price packages with suppliers, subcontractors, owners, designers and architects regarding tenders/bid requests.
  • Review of the estimate with the Project Manager(s), Service Managers and/or Foreman to ensure all in agreement with labour, material, equipment and subcontracting costs.
  • Preparing tenders by quantifying, organizing and tabulating all material, equipment, labour, and subcontract costs needed to complete the project.
  • Liaise with Procurement to assist in obtaining pricing on aspects of the estimate
  • Participating in site review, tender review, tender hand-off, project closing and operational/sector meetings with the Regional Manager, Project Manager, Service Manager and Purchasing when and where required.
  • Provide guidance on opportunities that come in, on viability, possibility of winning, possibility of extras, possible risks, etc. to help guide the team on the best prospects to chase.
  • Prepare risk review for the PM and/or SM to assist in the collaborative review of the prepared estimate.
  • Support the Project Managers throughout the project duration.
  • Providing assistance to the sales force in developing proposals may be required.
  • Review tender closing documents and obtain signed/sealed, bonding/insurance certificates, etc..
  • Track all bids, proposals in excel sheet and submit to Project Admin for entry into the CRM Tool.
  • Utilize estimating software in the estimating function. Work to enhance it, streamline, improve, etc. with the software provider in its functioning for Ainsworth.
  • Work in a team environment to help each other and collectively be successful
  • Adhere to all company policies and procedures.
  • Perform all job functions in a safe and healthful manner, abiding by and in accordance with all applicable Health, Safety and Environmental company policies and government legislation/regulations.
  • Adhere to the Company’s Quality System operating procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Management.

  Qualifications

  • Minimum 8-10 years estimating experience in the Mechanical ICI .
  • High school graduate.
  • Proficiency with estimating software.
  • Trade Certificate would be a great asset.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
  • Project Management experience required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both written and verbal, is essential.
  • Proven ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet strict deadlines.

 
While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Ainsworth is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. Qualified designated group members are encouraged to apply as any reasonable accommodation of qualifications will be considered as per our Accommodation Policy, available upon request.

 

While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Ainsworth is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. Qualified designated group members are encouraged to apply as any reasonable accommodation of qualifications will be considered as per our Accommodation Policy, available upon request.