Estimator - Vancouver Infrastructure


Vancouver, British Columbia, CA, V5Y 1V4

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 Infrastructure division and build innovative projects in the transit and transportation sectors, such as roads, highways/freeways, bridges, interchanges, LRTs, BRTs, and airports. As a member of this collaborative team, you can expect a safe, diverse and inclusive environment, and on-going learning and career development opportunities.


About the Role

The Estimator reports directly to the Chief Estimator in our Infrastructure group and will be responsible for performing all facets of an estimate including quantities, costing and sub-trade analysis for presentation and final review of major items.


As an Estimator at Graham you will:

  • Determine the project scope of work.
  • Set-up and complete estimate 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 draft costing of labour, including productivities, equipment including productivities, material, and subtrade plugs.
  • Identify and develop constructability requirements for project construction.
  • Participate in the identification of project risk and cost mitigation, as well as the potential for project opportunities and cost savings.
  • Participate in the analysis of potential strategies, advantages, or innovations for the project that could provide Graham with a more competitive bid.
  • Analyze subcontractor bids for irregularities and ensure the full scope of work is included.
  • Participate in the bid close or, when solely responsible, lead bid close with oversight by a more senior estimator.



  • Construction Management or Civil, Structural, Mechanical Engineering or related technical degree
  • 5+ years of construction related experience including at least 2 years of on-site field experience in construction management, project management, or cost estimating.
  • 2 or more years of estimating experience, or an equivalent level of understanding based on project management experience
  • Proficiency in the use of 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 above average organizational and time management abilities.
  • Ability to comprehend tender documents, specifications, and drawings, with a basic understanding of contractual requirements.
  • General understanding of all construction scopes of work.



  • $96,400-$132,500 per annum
  • Salary with commensurate with education and experience


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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