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Senior Estimator - Buildings Major Projects (NOC 2234)

Job Summary


Calgary AB

Posting date


  • Construction, Maintenance


  • Estimation - Cost

The Senior Estimator, Buildings reports directly to the Chief Estimator in our Calgary Buildings group and is responsible for performing all facets of a commercial works estimate, including quantities, costing and sub-trade analysis for presentation and final review of major items. This position will direct the work activities of other Estimators as required.

As a Senior Estimator at Graham you will:

  • Be responsible for all aspects of the tendering/estimating process, including take offs
  • Review proposal specifications and drawings to determine scope of work including scheduling and project planning
  • Develop detailed knowledge of market labour and equipment rates
  • Prepare final estimate summaries, analyzing each section for scope, pricing and completeness
  • Experience of estimating MEP components as part of the estimating team

To be Successful at Graham, you will have the following qualifications and experience:

  • Civil, Structural, Mechanical Engineering or related technical degree, or combination of related education and experience 
  • 5 or more years' experience leading estimating and/or pre-construction teams on large ($200 million and above) commercial construction projects, including hospitals
  • Demonstrated experience in Public/Private Partnerships and Design-Build contract models
  • Demonstrated estimating experience on complex major commercial construction projects, such as stadiums, campus, etc...
  • Demonstrated experience mentoring and developing junior estimators
  • Experience using estimating systems is required

Terms of Employment:

  •   Must have legal authorization to work in Canada for anyone other than the current employer
  • This is a full-time, permanent role
  • Competitive salary ($120,000 to $130,000) with annual bonus potential as well as potential annual merit increases
  • Comprehensive benefits package including dental, optical and medical and company matched pension plan
  • Relocation assistance is available

Work Location:

This position will be located in our Calgary Corporate Office (10840 27 Street SE, Calgary, AB T2Z 3R6)