Senior Estimator - Residential Construction

Posted on May 15, 2024. Primary Region: Winnipeg, MB

Seymour Pacific Developments is seeking a detail oriented Senior Estimator to join our Team. The Senior Estimator will manage the cost estimation process for our upcoming wood frame multi-family residential projects throughout Western and Central Canada. This role involves managing relationships with various departments and internal stakeholders, collaborating closely with our Development, Design, Construction Management and Civil departments. The Senior Estimator will identify and quantify potential cost uncertainties to ensure that the final budget reflects both the expected costs and potential risks.

A successful candidate will play a critical role in ensuring that our projects are planned and executed efficiently, within budget and to Seymour Pacific Development’s standards of quality. This position will be located in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Your contributions to the team:

Review documents and design blueprints to understand project requirements
Conduct thorough material take-offs and labour estimates
Prepare detailed cost estimates by analyzing all project costs, including materials, labour and project duration
Present estimates to Cost and Project Control Manager to finalize estimate for executive approval
Document and maintain accurate records of cost estimates and other relevant documents to support project accounting and financial reporting
Prepare material estimates for internal departments to use for project tenders, collaborating with Construction Management, Contracts, Purchasing and Civil
Update and manage estimate database and software
Work with internal stakeholders to track changes in plans or construction and update budgets
Participate with others in project bids and proposals
Ensure compliance with company standards and procedures in all estimates and bids
Keep up with industry trends and new materials in known and new markets to ensure the company maintains competitive pricing
Mentor and assist in training estimators, sharing experience and knowledge to help improve the overall estimating capabilities of the team
Some consultation with vendors and contractors may be required

What you need to be successful:

Post-secondary diploma in Construction Management, Accounting or related field
5 years proven experience as a Senior Estimator
Advanced skills in MS Office Suite and database systems
Working knowledge of contract language and legal requirements of contracts
Knowledge of estimating techniques, cost control and material pricing
Detailed knowledge of construction industry, understanding of construction methodologies, and awareness of current labour, material and equipment costs
Proficient in estimating software and technology to provide accurate and efficient project cost estimates
Strong analytical and thinking skills to evaluate project specifications and blueprints, assess cost effectiveness, and help determine project feasibility
Excellent organizational and multi-tasking abilities to manage multiple projects and deadlines at the same time
Experience with estimating wood frame construction of multi family residential, with civil experience as an asset
Previous on-site construction experience with wood frame construction
Strong understanding of research methodology, data analysis and estimation metrics
Excellent numerical skills and analytical mindset
Strong communication and negotiation skills
Some travel may be required to meet with external stakeholders and project locations

If you are interested in applying for this position, please visit our website at and go to our careers page!

Winnipeg, MB

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