Estimator - Water


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 Water division and build innovative projects, such as wastewater treatment plants, water treatment plants, water processing and control plants, and stormwater management. 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 an 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
  • Complete estimate quantification and costing of general condition requirements, labour, and equipment, including productivities, material, etc
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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


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
  • 4-10 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
  • 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


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.

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


As Graham's trusted recruitment partner, Jardeg aids in the hiring of skilled professionals who play a crucial role in the success of Graham's Buildings, Industrial, Infrastructure, Water, Development, Maintenance and Turnaround projects across Canada.


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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