Estimator

Responsibilities:

· Prepare detailed estimates, quantity takeoffs including all labour, material and equipment costs

· Assist in meetings with clients and partners

· Respond to internal and external inquiries in a timely fashion

· Co-ordinate subcontractor submissions, during the tendering process via phone in a professional and courteous manner

· Identify local subcontractors and suppliers, solicit quotes and prepare comparison sheets

· Co-ordinate field visits to qualify information

· Coordinating submission of tender documents

· Review RFP’s and contractual documents and prepare cost proposals and final tender documents for clients within given time frames

· Identify and evaluate risk mitigation strategies

· Post tender practice (manage files/submittal logs/material lists/drawings)

· Preparation of project binders – maintain all supporting documentation around estimates

· Tracking of site instruction and change orders

· Prepare shop drawings as required

· Complete project on time and under budget

· Presentable and professional at all times

· Good work ethic, punctual and dependable

· Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

· Completion of relevant college or university program preferably in Landscape Architecture

· Minimum 2 years of relevant experience

· Solid understanding of the Landscape industry and materials

· Thorough understanding of industry practices, processes, standards and its impact on projects

· Able to interpret Landscape drawings

· Proficiency with Microsoft Excel

Skills and Competencies

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills

· Ability to manage multiple tenders

· Accuracy in reporting is critical

· Must be detail-oriented

· Effective decision-making skills

· Strong organizational skills to handle multiple deadlines

· Able to work in a fast-paced, challenging environment and adapt to changes

· Excellent time-management skills

· Great documentation and proof-reading skills

· Ability to be a visible team-player and have excellent interpersonal skills

· Able to assume responsibility and follow direction

· Familiar with the bidding process, self-motivated and strong negotiator

**Range of pay is based on experience

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Job Category: Estimator
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Toronto

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