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Estimator

Tomlinson

This is a Contract position in Ottawa region, ON posted October 24, 2017.

Location: Ottawa (East) Job Code: 356 # of openings: 1 Description The Estimator prepares cost estimates for tenders of civil infrastructure projects such as road reconstructions, asphalt overlays, new road construction and commercial excavation.

The Estimator liaises with customers, clients, sub-contractors and consulting engineers to build relationships and to promote the positive qualities and benefits of RWT. They work with Project Managers, Project Administrators and Accounting to communicate contract specification and costing details for new and on-going contracts. The Estimator provides project management support for contracts. They review job costs from previous and on-going jobs to provide production rate analysis for construction and future bids. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES Prepares Cost Estimates for Tenders Obtains tender documents. Attends job showings. Reviews site conditions Performs pre-qualification tasks as required. Obtains bonding, insurance etc. for tender submissions. Reviews and comprehends tender specifications and communicates with the tender consultant any questions or concerns. Communicates with sub-contractors to obtain pricing. Performs quantity calculations for all tender items. Pricing of items and jobs to be performed in a computerized estimation program. Fills out pre-tender forms for tender tracking, fill out tender documents, delivery of tender documents, follow-up and provide tender results. Reviews tender submissions with the appropriate manager. The Estimator works towards achieving more advanced training to develop personally and to enhance the productivity of the estimation team. Continuous development to enhance productivity of estimation team. Liaises with Customers, Sub-contractors and Consulting Engineers to Build Personal Relationships and Promotes the Positive Qualities and Benefits of RWT Attends industry related functions to build relationships and networks. Communicates with engineers through budget pricing etc. to build a relationship and to establish a positive, inviting culture. Monitors job posting sites, newspapers, engineering firms etc. for tendering opportunities. Internally Communicates to Construction, Project Administration and Accounting Contract Specification and Costing Details Issues job transmittals to construction, contract administration and accounting. Issues sub-contracts. Meets with job superintendent to provide and communicate relevant job information. Provides Project Management Support for Contracts Negotiates additional work prices for on-going contracts. Approves sub-contract payments. Approves contract billings. Provides scope of work clarification to construction. Attends job meetings as required. Issues and circulates job change orders. Reviews Job Costs from Previous and On-going Jobs to Provide Production Rate Analysis for Construction And Future Bids Reviews on-going and completed contracts to look for un-invoiced work. Reviews actual production rates to establish a data base. Reviews actual job costs and production rates to more accurately estimate future bids. Monitors and updates computerized estimation database to reflect current costs and contract information. Work Towards Achieving More Advanced Training Attends training sessions to continue personal development. Identifies training opportunities and communicate to your manager. Works with senior staff to develop skills. Works with estimation to share and enhance individual knowledge and skills. WORKING CONDITIONS Standard office environment. May be required to work occasional weekend or evening. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Certified Engineering Technologist designation or equivalent experience is required. 4+ years Infrastructure field experience and infrastructure estimation experience A high proficiency in Word, Excel and Estimation software The Tomlinson Group of Companies encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Tomlinson has a great record of accommodating persons with disabilities. Please contact Human Resources if you need accommodation at any stage of the application process or want more information on our accommodation policies.

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