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Estimator - Wood Frame Construction

Company Overview

Viceroy Houses (2015) Ltd. is a leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of panelized and pre-cut custom home packages. For a passion for quality and innovation, Viceroy has built a reputation for superb design, outstanding products, and excellent value. We are dedicated to one purpose: helping you build a custom home in the most affordable way. Viceroy custom home packages are available through a wide network of sales offices and independent distributors. With state of the art manufacturing facilities in both the east and west, Viceroy ships home packages to clients throughout North America and around the world.

We currently have an opening for an Estimator to be responsible for preparing estimates for construction projects and bid preparation on large projects.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Prepare estimates of probable costs of materials, labour and equipment, and subcontracts for construction projects based on contract bids, quotations, schematic drawings and specifications
  • Preparing estimates for contemplated change orders or claims for on-going projects
  • Provide advice on construction costs to prospective owners, architects, engineers and public authorities
  • Advise on tendering procedures, examine and analyze tenders, and recommend tender awards
  • Set up cost monitoring and reporting systems and procedures
  • Prepare cost and expenditure statements and forecasts at regular intervals for the duration of a project
  • Prepare and maintain a directory of suppliers, contractors and subcontractors
  • Liaise, consult and communicate with engineers, architects, owners, contractors and subcontractors, and prepare economic feasibility studies on changes and adjustments to cost estimates

Requirements

  • Degree or diploma in civil or construction engineering technology supplemented by courses in building construction, project management, and estimating and scheduling
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience working as an estimator in the construction cost estimating field with considerable knowledge of construction
  • Background in quantity surveyor field an asset
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, drawings and specifications
  • Expert knowledge of the methods, practices, and techniques used in estimating costs, preparing construction schedules and the preparation of competitive tenders
  • Excellent organizational and problem solving skills
  • Strong knowledge of computer programs for estimating scheduling and cost control
  • Experience in preparing and maintaining a variety of reports, records and correspondence related to the project
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with contractors and other employees
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Understand the implications of health and safety regulations

Job Details

  • Schedule: Full-time Monday to Friday
  • Expected Start Date: as soon as possible
  • Salary will be determined upon candidate experience

Please submit your resume and cover letter and reference “Estimator” in the subject line.  We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

 

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