Senior Estimator
Alpha Better Landscaping - Calgary, AB

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Position: Senior Estimator, Landscape/Civil Construction.

Term: Full-time salaried position.

Reports to: Manager, Estimating/Business Development.

Are you looking to make a difference? Due to ongoing growth strategy, Alpha Better Landscaping Inc., has an immediate opening for a Senior Estimator. This opportunity requires a results oriented, career professional, who thrives on accepting new challenges within a fast paced environment.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop & maintain client/consultant relationships to identify new business opportunities and negotiate/bid projects. Initiate ongoing contact and communications with existing clients to ensure priority, inclusion and preference for their landscape requirements.
  • Review project plans, specifications and scope of work to establish bidding strategies with Manager, Estimating/Business Development.
  • Analyse drawings and specifications, determine the duration and cost implications and incorporate them into the estimate.
  • Prepare complete and accurate takeoff and estimates of project work including general condition items.
  • Secure subcontractor and material pricing, checking for accuracy and coordination of content and incorporating in the general estimate.
  • Apply or approve applicable overhead recoveries in the preparation and submission of formal quotes and tenders.
  • Prepare the tender package including tender form, schedules and attachments.
  • Approve all sub-contractors and material costs prior to award.
  • Prepare/approve all PO’s and sub-contracts.
  • Prepare/approve all job budgets.
  • Prepare/approve all production files.
  • Upon securing a project, initiate project kick-off meeting with Operations Manager and project Superintendents.
  • Prepare/approve and communicate all project correspondence and change orders to keep production department current with all relevant data.
  • Prepare/approve monthly progress & final invoicing.
  • Attend weekly production meetings to address potential production problems/ potential client initiated issues which need to be addressed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Core Competencies:

  • A College or University Degree in Landscape Management, Engineering Technology or Quantity Surveying.
  • Minimum 5 – 8 years estimating experience with a mix of landscape and civil construction in a commercial/institutional setting, including a positive track record of obtaining results.
  • Proficient with blueprints and blueprint software.
  • An efficient communicator with exceptional time management skills.
  • Strong computer skills – MS Excel, MS Word, MS Project is an asset.
  • “Bid to Win” and on- screen-take off experience is an asset.
  • Strong communication skills – oral and written.
  • You are exceptional at building relationships.
  • You are highly organized, results oriented with a strong personal drive. You can plan, organize, multi task and work independently to maintain tight deadlines.
  • You work well in a team environment.