Job Title:
Delta, BC
Position Overview:

Spire Development is an integrated development and construction company that provides a comprehensive package of real estate services from in-house marketing to design and related development services to construction. We work with the office, retail and industrial sectors and pride ourselves on being a “one-stop shop” for our clients, taking care of all aspects of their projects. We are passionate about helping our clients realize their dreams and creating a lasting legacy in our community.

Our success stems from our competitive drive and a deep-seated desire to build and in helping our clients realize their dream. For this we maintain the highest of ethical business practices and standards and keep track of every detail.

Reporting to the Director of Pre-Construction, the Estimator is responsible for creating estimates and cost or expenditure statements for use in future project consideration. The Estimator consults with outsides sources, and analyze documents in order to create time, cost, materials and labor estimates with a high degree of accuracy, and on time.

Overall Performance Goals & Expectations:
  • 5+ years’ experience as an Estimator for a General Contractor
  • Estimation experience on ICI and multi-family Residential projects ranging from $3M-$40M
  • A university degree plus additional education relevant to this work
  • Excellent attention to detail and communication skills
Responsibilities of this role include (though not limited to):
  • Produce accurate budgets within 95% of accuracy after tender (assuming consistent scope)
  • Produce budgets within an agreed upon timeframe
  • Create complete divisional historical database within 90 days
  • Produce accurate take-offs using Planswift within 5% margin of error
  • Create tender packages, with 3 prices per trade, consistent scope, complete summary per drawings
  • Liaise with City as required
  • Source new trades to obtain pricing from
  • Interact with clients, as required
  • Assist in value engineering, as required
  • Prepare and issue tenders through Procore
  • Manage the purchase of construction materials (researching, quoting, ordering, and tracking of delivery)
  • Prepare and maintain a directory of suppliers, contractors, and subcontractors
  • Prepare estimates of probable costs of materials, labour and equipment, and subcontracts for construction projects based on contract bids, quotations, schematic drawings and specifications
  • Advise on tendering procedures, examine and analyze tenders, recommend tender awards and conduct negotiations
  • Contract negotiation, bidding, purchasing, contracting, cash flow, expediting, receiving and transporting
  • Establish and maintain tendering processes
  • 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
  • Liaise, consult and communicate with engineers, architects, owners, contractors, and subcontractors, and prepare economic feasibility studies on changes and adjustments to cost estimates
  • Manage and coordinate construction projects, and prepare construction progress schedules
Education and/or Experience:
  • Knowledge of Spectrum and Procore software is considered an asset
  • Technologically advanced in Microsoft Office application i.e. Project, Excel, Word & Outlook
  • High attention to detail and excellent organizational skills, with the ability to time manage and meet multiple tasks within a high-pressure work environment
  • Excellent communication skills – fluent in English (written and spoken)
  • Certification by the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors preferred
  • A professional attitude, self-motivated and results-driven
Why Work Here?
  • We offer an exceptional work environment where you have great independence in your job, provided you get the job done
  • We are practical, down-to-earth and non-bureaucratic. If you enjoy working in a dynamic, nimble environment, where your ideas are listened to, this is the job for you
  • Only client-focused, entrepreneurial-minded professionals need to apply
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