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Our client is looking for an Estimator, Earthworks to provide essential earthworks estimating for contractor proposals. Responsible for gathering, calculating and compiling data for use in earthworks-related estimates; completing take-offs. This role reports to the Manager, Estimating and is located in Calgary or Edmonton (Acheson).

Job Description
  • Prepare and/or coordinate the preparation of full cost estimates on conceptual, design-build or general tender work
  • Prepare earthworks estimates by calculating complete takeoff of scope of work
  • Maintain files of working documents as back-up for estimate figures, including current (accurate) information on prices from suppliers through direct contact, sales brochures, price lists, etc.
  • May review design options and recommend best solution based on cost, engineering quality, or availability of materials
  • May assist Division Manager and other Estimators with execution plan, resource loading, logs and scheduling
  • Review proposal specifications and drawings to determine scope of work and required contents of estimate
  • Review proposal package to determine relevant deliverables and coordinate with other disciplines (site management, scheduling etc.) to complete tasks
  • Prepare accurate quantity surveys and estimates for those divisions of the project as assigned
  • Solicit subcontractor and/or supplier quotations or scheduling input as required for the assignments
  • Participate in plan review and estimate reviews for respective projects
  • Assist in compiling historical cost data for projects
  • Develop list of subcontractors/suppliers to solicit quotes on the project
  • Collaborate with Architects/Engineers to request clarifications or additional information
  • Attend project meetings and perform site investigations as assigned
  • Become familiar with estimating, quantity, and scheduling software
  • Provide estimating leadership responsibility for small sized projects, as follows: 
    • Complete pre-construction survey and other preliminary documents
    • Perform majority of quantity surveys and pricing estimates
    • Complete general conditions
    • Prepare vendor proposal comparison and estimate summary sheets
    • Conduct plan review
    • Obtain applicable wage rates
    • Coordinate with others the completion of the proposal
    • Develop and complete project schedule
  • Support other department personnel including preparing estimates in other disciplines as required

Candidate Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma in Civil Engineering, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 5 to 10 years’ experience in estimating Civil construction projects, specifically focused on earthworks
  • Experience Leading and Closing estimates
  • Experience with estimating software is required. Hard Dollar is software of choice but experience with Bid to Win, HCSS, Timberline will also be given consideration
  • Working knowledge of P6, Auto Cad and Civil 3D would be beneficial
  • Read, analyze and interpret blueprints, professional journals, technical procedures, contracts or government regulations
  • Write reports, business correspondence and document project activities
  • Proficiency Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, Excel and SharePoint
  • Ability to maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally
  • Calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume; ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry
  • Ability to assume responsibility to interface and communicate effectively with others, have strong interpersonal skills and be self-motivated

People are the heart of every business. At BOWEN, we support that truth every single day. We champion inclusive cultures and harness diverse talent. We encourage applications from all, including people of any ethnic or national background, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, Indigenous Peoples and persons with disabilities.


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