​What is a Chief Estimator?

A Chief Estimator is the most senior member of the estimating team, with overall responsibility for the creation of budgets and estimates produced for projects. The Chief Estimator is responsible for the oversight of the estimating process for all project bids and awarded, and will establish standardized procedures, methods and processes for estimating and training estimating resources in the use of the same.

What are the typical duties and activities for a Chief Estimator?

From employer to employer the job description of a Chief Estimator will vary, however typical duties and activities undertaken include:

  • Assigns responsibilities for the estimating team

  • Review project plans and specifications and coordinate with the estimating team

  • Identify risk issues

  • Research subcontractor and supplier information and costs

  • Prepare instructions to bidders, bid form and other bid solicitation information

  • Manage the quantity survey and pricing for internal budgets

  • Prepare conceptual budgets based on information available

Skills required to be a successful Chief Estimator

To be successful as a Chief Estimator, the below skills are important;

  • Collaboration

  • Teamwork

  • Communication

  • Time management

  • Leadership

  • Organization

  • Problem solving

  • Critical thinking

How can we help with your Chief Estimator job search?

For over 15 years we have specialised in securing contract and permanent opportunities for Chief Estimators across the Construction, Civils, Rail, Power and Telecoms sectors.

Working globally with the largest contractors, consultancies, along with many infrastructure owners and operators, we are ideally positioned to work with talented Chief Estimators and secure the market's leading Chief Estimator opportunities.

With a reputation for being experts in the sectors that we operate, we are also renowned for consistently delivering the right opportunities to our candidates, working proactively in order to give our candidates the edge in a competitive marketplace.

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​Toronto is the capital city of the Canadian province of Ontario. In 2016 it was recored that the population of Toronto was 2,731,571 and is the fourth most populated city in North America. 

Toronto has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

Cadillac Fairview

This construction project, which will be situated 160 Front St. W, in the heart of Toronto’s financial district will see a 230 metre tower with 1.2-million square feet of office space and more than 12,000 square feet of retail space. The tower will feature a curved profile on all exterior walls and will incorporate the masonry of a 70-year-old, six-storey heritage building previously located on the site.

Bloor Yorkville Residences

This project will have 551 condo units in a mix of one, two and three-bedroom suites, along with two floors of amenities panning 20,000 square feet. The completion date for the project is fall 2023. 

Regal Paza Corporate Centre

This $104m, will see a 335,650-square-foot mixed-use development at Dixon and Martin Grove roads east of Pearson airport. The building will be home to an 11 storey Staybridge Suites Hotel, consisting of 93 rooms, two underground parking levels as well as a cafe and retail shops, while levels two through four will house an estimated 65,000 square feet of commercial condos.

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