Estimator- Full-time

Dartmouth, NS

Canadian Maritime Engineering

Posting last updated:

May 27, 2022


Duties & Responsibilities

-Review, interpret, quantify, and analyze the work described in technical specification documents, construction plans, regulations, and drawings

-Produce labour, material, and subcontractor price estimates for all required work.

-Develop material take-offs based on drawing review

-Solicit, collect and analyze subcontractor/vendor quotations associated with the assigned proposal

-Provide comparison of cost to perform work in house versus utilization of subcontractors

-Attend pre-bid site visits as required.

-Present estimated costs, risks, and opportunities to management during the final review of assigned estimates

-Estimate cost of change orders as required

-Analyze past project data to determine proper equipment and labour requirements

-Assess risk factors and determine any potential costs and contingencies for bidding purposes

-Collaborate with the engineering team and estimating manager to generate plans and technical proposal details needed to create accurate cost estimates and compliant proposals.

-Develop a detailed itemized listing of required work tasks based on a review of the bid request.

-Develop a long lead and critical material list as required

-Assist with proposal preparations as required

-Review of Government and private industry tenders, specifications, and drawings on a routine basis

-Project quoting, planning, management, completion, and engineering on a variety of shipbuilding, hydropower, fabrication, welding, environmental remediation, and machining projects

-Scheduling and assigning manpower and managing subcontractor performance in an effort to deliver projects on budget & on-time

-Day to day job tracking and discovery

-Enhancing estimating processes by making the estimating procedures more efficient

-Attend site visits and prepare documentation, including but not limited to estimates, tenders, bonds, EOI, LOI, RFP, RFQ, etc.

-Reviewing and updating company Policies, Processes, and Communications

-Lead and communicate with staff, customers, and other support departments to ensure delivery of estimates on time and on budget

Skills & Qualifications

-Must have a minimum of five years of related experience in Marine Construction/Repair and Welding Estimation

-Experience with government procurement RFQs and contracts is considered a strong asset

-Strong communication skills, both written and verbal

-Excellent organizational and time management skills

-Intermediate Microsoft Office skill level

-Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common technical specifications and drawings

-Ability to travel occasionally to complete site visits

Working Conditions


Salary: $20.00-$30.00 per hour

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