Lisgar Construction Company - Bolton, ON (30+ days ago)

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Growing General Contractor located in Bolton is seeking a full time Estimator with experience in ICI and residential new builds and renovations.

Bid Administration

  • Prepares and maintains status of plan reproduction
  • Solicits and maintains communication with subcontractors and vendors
  • Prepares subcontractor bid packages and RFQs
  • Transmits addenda and other bid information to subcontractors
  • Ensures that we have the proper coverage from subcontractors on bid day
  • Contacts supply houses to obtain additional subcontractor bids
  • Shows creativity and resourcefulness to gain better pricing from subcontractors
  • Submits 100% of bids and budgets by the bid deadline – no exceptions
  • Enters all relevant information into database or spreadsheet
  • To complete spec summary form to start tendering

Project Knowledge

  • Review bid requirements thoroughly and asks follow-up question on every bid
  • Has a thorough understanding of the scope for specific trades assigned
  • Develops RFI's and clarifications and ensure adequate subcontractor coverage and shows interest
  • Performs a comprehensive "bid day" analysis and scoping of specific assigned trades
  • Understands how to fit subs to the size/scope of project
  • Creates bid lists that fit scope of job, ensuring that we have the right subs for the project
  • Minimize exclusions by “doing our homework”
  • Include value-engineering ideas on every bid

Follow up & Closing

  • Consistently follows up on submitted bids and budgets with Architect and/or Construction Manager to close business.

Project turnover

  • Properly turns over bid documents and sub buyout information to Project Management in a timely manner. Goal is 100% of awarded projects turned over to project management team within 24 hours of notification.
  • Review drawings with Project Management team and highlight areas of concern
  • Review job cost with Project Management team and highlight any subs/material vendors that still need to be awarded
  • Complete project kick-off form to ensure compliance

Subcontractor award

  • Thoroughly checks requirements to buy the proper scope
  • Releases materials for record only when possible
  • Ensures that subs are aware of (and commit to) the project schedule
  • Provide subs with as much information as possible (PM, Super, permit status, etc.)

Subcontractor management

  • Seeks & qualifies new subcontractors

Job Type: Full-time


  • Estimating: 5 years (Preferred)