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Project Estimator/Coordinator (PV) - Oakville

Okville, ON, CA, L0R 1P0

Dufferin Construction - a division of CRH Canada

Job ID:  155307 

Work Type:  Full Time Permanent 


It is a great time to join the CRH Canada team! CRH Canada is going through an exciting business transformation which demands first-class Talent Management support to drive results.

We are building a world- class team. Make your mark!

You will be a successful addition to our team if you look at change as an opportunity to develop and contribute to the business. You will be successful in your role if you like partnering with the business, presenting new ideas and providing excellent customer service.


Job Description:    #LI-SS1

Under the direction of the Partnership Ventures Bid Managers, a Partnership Ventures (PV) Project Estimator/Coordinator will work collaboratively with the project team to prepare estimates of quantities, material prices and labour costs based upon drawings, plans and specifications, and contribute to the overall project estimate. The PV Project Estimator/Coordinator will work on Alternative Delivery Model (ADM) projects, including Design-Build or PPP/AFP projects.  This will often include working within a project-specific joint venture partnership with multiple external firms during an RFP pursuit. Given partner firms may also be competitors in the traditional procurement space, a thorough understanding of competition laws and practices is required. The PV Project Estimator/Coordinator will report to one of the Bid Managers.  The PV Project Estimator/Coordinator will make responsible independent decisions on normal matters related to their duties within company policy and guidelines. 

Job Duties:

  • Independently research assigned scope elements and develop details for quantification and estimating purposes through research and review of all project documentation, specifications and industry best practices. The approach to this task requires resourcefulness and creativity that is balanced with logic and reasoning.
  • Work collaboratively within a team environment (including external partners) to:
    • Prepare the bill f quantities, cost estimates and risk analysis related to their assigned scope including an independent preparation of bid items for scope creation and the calculation of associated quantities.
    • Prepare the indirect cst estimate related to project overheads, temporary works and general project maintenance costs.
    • Prepare a detailed, first principles estimate fr various works including excavation, road works, and/or heavy civil structures.
    • Develp subcontractor quotation packages, subcontractor lists, review subcontractor quotations for compilation into the cost estimate.
    • Review and prvide comment on project design drawings
    • Participate in design meetings with the design team
    • Prvide supplemental estimates and cost analysis for alternative solutions
    • Develp project construction staging plans
    • Participate in the develpment of the written technical proposal where through understanding of company polices and best practices is required.
    • Cntribute information (quantities, methodologies, productivities) for use in the preparation of prject schedules.
  • Mentor and monitor junior staff, acting as a coach and role model

Educational Criteria

  • Civil engineering degree or diploma with a minimum of 5 years of construction related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • 5+ years’ experience in construction
  • 1+ year in estimating

 Position Dimensions (i.e., communication skills, planning, teamwork, technical knowledge, leadership, initiative)

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills
  • Ability to work in a team setting
  • Ability to make timely, yet effective decisions
  • Ability to work under pressure and adaptable to change
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting experience
  • Strong computer literacy
  • Strong  technical writing abilities
  • A thorough understanding of civil engineering principles, construction methods and practices, industry best practices and industry related standards and specifications.

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CRH Canada Group Inc. recognizes Canada’s diverse landscape. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process.

Date Posted:  Oct 4, 2019

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