Estimator - Buildings


Winnipeg, MB, CA, R3P 0Z6

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 Estimating Manager, you will support and lead a variety of project pursuits within our Winnipeg Buildings division with values often up to $50m. As an integral member of the team we are looking for someone who has been successful with pricing bridges to help compliment the existing team, but someone who is also comfortable working on a mixture of Commercial projects too. 


As an Estimator at Graham, you will:

  • Determine and create the project scope of work to allow for subcontractor assistance
  • Set-up and complete estimates in company standard estimating program
  • Prepare preliminary construction schedules based on subcontractor input
  • Complete estimate quantification and draft costing of labor, equipment, and material
  • Identify and develop constructability requirements for project construction
  • Analyze design criteria and assist in recommending 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
  • Analyze subcontractor bids for irregularities and ensure the full scope of work is included
  • Participate in or lead the bid close with the oversight of a more senior estimator
  • Assemble conceptual and budget costs using past project analytics, benchmarking, and historical data
  • Lead a small team of support estimators and operational staff, assisting with the planning of their time and overseeing delegation and quality of work
  • Build upon and maintain relationships with clients, consultants, subcontractors, suppliers, and internal stakeholders that reflect and support Graham core values


Qualifications/ Experience:

  • Completion of a Construction related Degree or Diploma training program
  • 5+ years of construction-related experience, including a combination of field and estimating experience, is an asset
  • Proficiency in the use of OnScreen Takeoff, Bluebeam, Primavera, InEight, MS Excel and BIM modelling is an asset

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.


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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