15 May

15 May



Delta, BC

Position Overview:
Spire Development is an integrated development and construction company that provides a comprehensive package of real estate services from in-house marketing to design and related development services to construction. We work with the office, retail and industrial sectors and pride ourselves on being a “one-stop shop” for our clients, taking care of all aspects of their projects. We are passionate about helping our clients realize their dreams and creating a lasting legacy in our community.

Our success stems from our competitive drive and a deep-seated desire to build and in helping our clients realize their dream.

For this we maintain the highest of ethical business practices and standards and keep track of every detail.

Reporting to the Director of Pre-Construction, the Estimator is responsible for creating estimates and cost or expenditure statements for use in future project consideration. The Estimator consults with outsides sources, and analyze documents in order to create time, cost, materials and labor estimates with a high degree of accuracy, and on time.

Overall Performance Goals & Expectations:
5+ years’ experience as an Estimator for a General Contractor
Estimation experience on ICI and multi-family Residential projects ranging from $3M-$40M
A university degree plus additional education relevant to this work
Excellent attention to detail and communication skills
Responsibilities of this role include (though not limited to):
Produce accurate budgets within 95% of accuracy after tender (assuming consistent scope)
Produce budgets within an agreed upon timeframe
Create complete divisional historical database within 90 days
Produce accurate take-offs using Planswift within 5% margin of error
Create tender packages, with 3 prices per trade, consistent scope, complete summary per drawings
Liaise with City as required
Source new trades to obtain pricing from
Interact with clients, as required
Assist in value engineering, as required
Prepare and issue tenders through Procore
Manage the purchase of construction materials (researching, quoting, ordering, and tracking of delivery)
Prepare and maintain a directory of suppliers, contractors, and subcontractors
Prepare estimates of probable costs of materials, labour and equipment, and subcontracts for construction projects based on contract bids, quotations, schematic drawings and specifications
Advise on tendering procedures, examine and analyze tenders, recommend tender awards and conduct negotiations
Contract negotiation, bidding, purchasing, contracting, cash flow, expediting, receiving and transporting
Establish and maintain tendering processes
Set up cost monitoring and reporting systems and procedures
Prepare cost and expenditure statements and forecasts at regular intervals for the duration of a project
Liaise, consult and communicate with engineers, architects, owners, contractors, and subcontractors, and prepare economic feasibility studies on changes and adjustments to cost estimates
Manage and coordinate construction projects, and prepare construction progress schedules

Education and/or Experience:
Knowledge of Spectrum and Procore software is considered an asset
Technologically advanced in Microsoft Office application i.e. Project, Excel, Word & Outlook
High attention to detail and excellent organizational skills, with the ability to time manage and meet multiple tasks within a high-pressure work environment
Excellent communication skills – fluent in English (written and spoken)
Certification by the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors preferred
A professional attitude, self-motivated and results-driven
Why Work Here?
We offer an exceptional work environment where you have great independence in your job, provided you get the job done
We are practical, down-to-earth and non-bureaucratic. If you enjoy working in a dynamic, nimble environment, where your ideas are listened to, this is the job for you
Only client-focused, entrepreneurial-minded professionals need to apply

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