Senior Estimator - Buildings - WPG


Winnipeg, MB, 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.



About The Role

Reporting to the Estimating Manager, you will support and lead a variety of project pursuits within our Winnipeg Buildings division. As an integral member of the team you will be working on Industrial, Commercial, Institutional, Water and Waste Water Treatment plant and Hydro-Electric project pursuits, while being there to help mentor and grow those around you.



As an Senior 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.
  • Complete estimate quantification and draft costing of labour.
  • Identify and develop constructability requirements for project construction.
  • Analyze design criteria and assist in recommending options for 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 potential strategies, advantages, or innovations for the project that could provide Graham with a more competitive bid.
  • Draft application of 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.
  • Assemble conceptual / budget costs using past project analytics, benchmarking.
  • Develop scopes of work for subcontractors to provide budgeting assistance on smaller, less complex projects.
  • Prepare an estimate schedule of all activities required to complete a fully quantified and costed estimate.
  • Provide accurate assessments of risk and scope for completed estimates.
  • Generate and assess risk mitigation plans that ensure bonding, insurance costing and appropriate contingencies.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Understand potential pressures on fee and participate in discussions to properly assess and calculate fee.



Qualifications/ Experience:

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


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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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