Senior Estimator


Mississauga, ON, CA

Graham is an employee-owned construction solutions partner that services the buildings, industrial, infrastructure, water and project finance sectors. We deliver lasting value for our clients through meticulous planning and scheduling, while upholding rigorous safety and quality standards. With offices throughout North America, our passionate and knowledgeable teams deliver projects that enable communities to thrive and people to live, work, move and grow in a rapidly changing world. With over nine decades of experience, Graham has the resources, capacity and expertise to undertake projects of every scope, scale and complexity. Join our team to deliver a better tomorrow.

We are seeking top-tier talent to join our Buildings division and deliver innovative projects in the healthcare, education, hospitality, recreational, entertainment, retail, commercial office, mixed-use, multi-family residential and light industrial sectors. As a member of this collaborative team, you can expect a safe, diverse and inclusive environment, and on-going learning and career development opportunities.



As a Senior Estimator at Graham you will:


  • Develop coaching and mentoring skills with the estimating team throughout all aspects of the estimating process.
  • Determine the project scope of work.
  • Set-up and complete estimates in company standard estimating program
  • Prepare preliminary construction schedules based on self-perform productivities and subcontractor input to determine project duration and resulting overhead costs
  • Complete estimate quantification and costing of general condition requirements, labour, and equipment, including productivities, material, and subtrade plugs
  • Identify and develop constructability requirements for project construction
  • Analyze design criteria and recommend best options based on cost, engineering quality, and availability of materials.
  • Identify and propose project risk and cost mitigation as well as the potential for project opportunities and cost savings.
  • Analyze and propose potential strategies, advantages, or innovations for the project that could provide Graham with a more competitive bid.
  • Apply labour and equipment productivities to estimates based on historically accurate values.
  • Analyze subcontractor bids for irregularities and ensure the full scope of work is included.
  • Participate in or lead the bid close on medium-sized projects.
  • Oversee bid closings of mid to large projects led by more junior team members.
  • Assemble conceptual and budget costs using past project analytics, benchmarking, and historical data.
  • Develop scopes of work for subcontractors to provide budgeting assistance on medium-sized projects.
  • Engage in subcontractor post award scope clarification and negotiation.
  • Prepare an estimate schedule of all activities required to complete a fully quantified and costed estimate (or delegated scopes) based on a full review of the Estimate Checklist, including milestone dates and any required support resources.
  • Lead a team of support estimators and operational staff, assisting with planning their time, oversee delegation and quality of work, and compiling all input on medium to large complexity projects
  • Lead / manage the Kick-Off Meeting, weekly strategy meetings, and any formal meetings pertinent to ensuring the estimate process will meet the milestone dates established.
  • Work autonomously to prioritize the work, set deliverables, and select the appropriate work execution methods, as well as fostering autonomy for the rest of the team.
  • Lead the estimating team while managing, mentoring, and reviewing the work of E3 and E2 estimators as well as other support staff throughout the estimate lifecycle, ensuring an understanding and accuracy of tasks are achieved and objectives or goals are met.
  • Demonstrate a competitive passion and high-performance attitude.
  • Remain accountable for estimating responsibilities and hold supporting estimators to the same degree of accountability.


Qualifications and experience:


  • High school graduate and completion of a diploma training program at a college or technical school; Gold Seal Certified, LEED Accredited, and LEAN experience are all assets.
  • Ability to understand, utilize, and communicate specialized information in speech and written text.
  • 10-12 years of a combination of field and estimating experience; design-build experience and proficiency in a variety of general procurement methods is an asset.
  • Proficiency in the use of Graham software suite, MS Excel, scheduling software (Primavera preferred), quantification software (such as OnScreen Takeoff, Bluebeam, Agtek), and BIM modelling is an asset.
  • Clear and professional written and verbal communication skills with strong organizational and time management abilities.
  • Advanced degree of aptitude in comprehending tender documents, specifications, and drawings, with an understanding of contractual requirements.
  • In-depth understanding of all construction scopes of work with the ability to develop scopes of work for Graham initiated tenders.
  • Ability to develop less experienced estimators’ skills through teaching, training, and guidance throughout the estimate lifecycle.
  • Ability to foster and develop relationships.


If this sounds like you, then Graham may be the right fit. Apply today.

Graham is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and employment selection decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Graham does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by country, regional or local law.

Graham Group Ltd. also welcomes and encourages applications from those with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in each stage of our process. For more information please see our AODA Compliance Policy and our Multi-Year Accessibility Plan.

No unsolicited resumes or phone inquiries from agencies, thank you.



The Graham Advantage

• We are one of North America’s largest General Contractors

• Graham is 100% employee owned

• We champion development of our employees, including having accredited PMP and Gold Seal training available in-house

• We have a balanced portfolio of exciting, challenging, and career-defining projects

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