Senior Estimator - Buildings


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 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.


About the Role:

Reporting to the Chief Estimator of our BC Buildings Group, our Senior Estimator will be responsible for leading high complexity project pursuits, as well as determining project scopes, accurate quantifying / costing, managing deadlines, and mentoring the more junior team members. 

As a Senior Estimator at Graham you will:


  • Complete estimate quantification and costing of general condition requirements, labour, and equipment, including productivities, material, and subtrade plugs.
  • Lead or participate in the bid close on projects.
  • Develop scopes of work for subcontractors to provide budgeting assistance on medium-sized projects.
  • 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.
  • Select and invite to tender trade partners that are assessed to be financially viable with adequate manpower and appropriate level of expertise to complete the work.
  • Build and maintain relationships with clients, consultants, subcontractors, suppliers, and internal stakeholders that reflect and support Graham core values.


Qualifications / Experience:


  • Completion of a diploma or degree in a related post-secondary program.
  • 7+ years of a combination of field and estimating experience; design-build experience and proficiency in a variety of general procurement methods is an asset.
  • Specific experience with estimating buildings construction projects.
  • 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.
  • Ability to develop less experienced estimators’ skills through mentoring, teaching and training. 
  • Ability to foster and develop relationships with clients, trades, and team members.




  • 111,000 – 152,600 per annum
  • Salary will 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.


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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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