Senior Estimator

Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Closing date
Dec 25, 2021

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Construction, Trade & Skilled
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time
Overview / Responsibilities

Wood currently has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Estimator to provide estimating services for our Construction Project near Gogama, Ontario. If you have a successful track record and thrive on challenges in a fast-paced environment, this is the opportunity for you .

Key Responsibilities
  • Prepare capital cost estimates and cost forecasts for the Construction phase.
  • Produce Basis of Estimates for Establishing estimate methodology
  • Define estimate inputs, coordinate and provide direction to all parties responsible for the capital cost estimate
  • Obtain quotations from suppliers and subcontractors to support capital cost estimates
  • Perform high-level analysis of project quantities and costs for reasonableness
  • Understand and direct effort to focus on significant cost drivers
  • Anticipate overlaps and gaps in costing and be proactive in pursuing resolution
  • Prepare presentations and present estimates to Project Management
  • Prepare and maintain appropriate documentation to support estimate preparation and reviews
  • Establish good working relationships with staff, engineering discipline leads, department and project managers and clients
  • Keeps stakeholders fully informed of progress and ensures their buy-in to the estimate plan
  • Produce capital cost estimates of high quality that are defendable

Skills / Qualifications

  • Minimum of 10 years experience in estimating and leading capital cost estimates for mining or heavy industrial projects
  • Previous senior estimator experience on large industrial projects over $1 billion
  • Demonstrated experience with estimating costs for international projects
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with proven capability in delivering presentations to senior management
  • Effective organizational skills, strong work ethic and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated skill to identify and solve problems in a prompt and decisive manner
  • Sound knowledge of construction processes
  • Knowledge of the AACEI estimate classifications and guidelines
  • An engineering degree or engineering technologist diploma would be considered an asset
  • Experience in mining and estimating heavy civil works would be considered to be an asset
  • Authorization to lawfully work in Canada without sponsorship from Wood is required

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people.

Diversity Statement (EEO)

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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