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Project Estimator - Design-Build/PPP/AFP - Oakville, ON

Location:  Oakville, ON, CA
Company:  Dufferin Construction - a division of CRH Canada


Job ID:  120451 
Work Type:  <p>Permanent</p> 
Work Status: <p>Full-time</p> 


It is a great time to join the CRH Canada team! CRH Canada is going through an exciting business transformation which demands first-class Talent Management support to drive results.


We are building a world- class team. Make your mark!


You will be a successful addition to our team if you look at change as an opportunity to develop and contribute to the business. You will be successful in your role if you like partnering with the business, presenting new ideas and providing excellent customer service.



Under the general direction of the Vice President, Partnership Ventures, a Project Estimator/Coordinator P3 Projects (“P3 Estimator) will work collaboratively with the project team to prepare estimates of quantities, material prices and labour costs based upon drawings, plans and specifications, and contribute to the overall project estimate. The P3 Estimator will work on Alternative Delivery Model (ADM) projects, including Design-Build or PPP/AFP projects. This will often include working within a project-specific joint venture partnership with multiple external firms during an RFP pursuit. Given partner firms may also be competitors in the traditional procurement space, a thorough understanding of competition laws and practices is required. The P3 Estimator will report to the Project Team Lead for the purposes of each specific project pursuit, while they will also ultimately report to the Manager of Partnership Ventures on a regular basis. The P3 Estimator will make responsible independent decisions on normal matters related to their duties within company policy and guidelines. 


Job Duties:

• Within a project team environment, take on a supporting Project Management role which includes the management of Professional Engineers, subcontractors and or material suppliers

• Independently research assigned scope elements and develop details for quantification and estimating purposes through research and review of all project documentation, specifications and industry best practices. The approach to this task requires resourcefulness and creativity that is balanced with logic and reasoning.

• Act as communication lead for an assigned scope within a team environment and will take on the full and complete responsibility of the assigned scope elements including being responsible for communication with the Team Lead with respect to all issues and opportunities related to the scope.

• Coordinate with the design team in analyzing the design elements and drawings specific to their assigned scope. Evaluate the design based on constructability and compliance with relevant codes, standard and specifications and evaluate the design for completeness and/or opportunities for compliant cost saving changes.

• Within a team environment, fully prepare the estimate and risk analysis related to their assigned scope including an independent preparation of bid items for scope creation and the calculation of associated quantities.

• Within a team environment, participate in the development of the written technical proposal where thorough understanding of company polices and best practices is required.

• Within a team environment, contribute information (quantities, methodologies, productivities) for use in the preparation of project schedules.

• Mentor and monitor junior staff, acting as a coach and role model


Educational Criteria:

• Civil engineering degree or diploma with a minimum of 7 years of construction related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.

• 7+ years’ experience in construction

• 3+ years in estimating


Position Dimensions:

• Excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills

• Ability to work in a team setting

• Ability to make timely, yet effective decisions

• Ability to work under pressure and adaptable to change

• Strong planning and organizational skills

• Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting experience

• Able to help build a cohesive team

• Able to facilitate the collaboration of people and cross functional groups

• Strong computer literacy

• Strong technical writing abilities

• A thorough understanding of civil engineering principles, construction methods and practices, industry best practices and industry related standards and specifications. 



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