Senior Estimator

OMICRON CANADA INC. - Vancouver, BC (13 months ago)

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Omicron Canada Inc. (Omicron) is one of the largest integrated development services, design and construction firms in Western Canada, combining the expertise of more than 135 architects, interior designers, engineers, building assessment experts, real estate development strategists, cost estimators, project managers, construction personnel and corporate support professionals.

Omicron creates a better experience for clients in the Retail, Institutional, Renewals, Commercial, Industrial and Residential sectors from offices in Vancouver and Victoria.

Omicron has a distinctly entrepreneurial culture and is an innovative, sustainable and award-winning organization focused on success for clients and staff alike. Omicron was a winner of Canada's Best Managed Companies program in 2009 and has requalified every year since.


As the Senior Estimator in our Vancouver office, you will work closely with the development, design and construction teams to ensure constructability, costing and profitability of projects. You will manage complex estimates, tendering and contracts. You will provide specifications and conceptual design estimates to in-house design and construction teams. You will oversee project budgets and budget reviews at preliminary and 30-60-90% stages of projects. You will coach, motivate and lead estimating team members to deliver on expectations.

Establish unit costs, labour rates, productivity factors and location impacts
Design and implement standards and processes for estimating area that considers the interface between accounting, project management and drawing platforms
Design, build and implement estimating models for various project types
Prepare quantity take-offs and estimates for medium to large projects
Oversee materials and pricing research
Design and implement an estimating databank
Advise on proposal procedures and create successful bid strategies
Analyze and make recommendations on proposals and negotiate contracts
Review documents and scope of work for the trade package and Omicron's own forces
Verify costs of Change Orders or Scope of Services Changes as required
Use estimating knowledge to assist with business development opportunities


You have a desire to drive innovation in estimating through the use of technology.

You have demonstrated ability to identify and drive improvements and continuously simplify processes.

You have strong communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate risks and dependencies, and to distill complex concepts into simple, actionable recommendations at all levels of the organization.

You are proactive, quick thinking and have a methodical approach to your work.

You are able to juggle multiple and diverse responsibilities with a strong emphasis on organization and unwavering attention to detail.

You lead, mentor and support teams to enhance their technical skills and knowledge, providing them with feedback for growth.

You like to work in a fast paced and multi-disciplinary environment, that gives you freedom and responsibility to utilize your skills.

You are candid and comfortable when working with our internal teams and external partners.

You are receptive and adaptive to feedback and pushback when approaches or timelines change.

You have excellent time management and prioritization skills; you can get things done right within short timeframes.


8 - 10 years of estimating experience in a multi-disciplinary environment
Bachelor's degree or Diploma in Construction, Building Technology, Project Management, Engineering or Architecture
Working towards or has the PQS certification
Advanced MS Excel and MS Project knowledge to prepare cost quotes and bids
Working knowledge of Timberline Project Management
Familiarity with Revit and AutoCAD
Proven analytical and mathematical skills necessary for material and labour estimated and interpreting job costs reports
Ability to read and interpret building specifications, blueprints and as-builds
Expertise in various building types, traditional subcontractor work scopes, construction systems and methods, construction specifications, tendering practice and contract types
Possess a high level of critical and logical thinking, analysis and reasoning
Proven ability to establish and maintain effective and trusting relationships both internally and externally
Utilizes various forms of technology to collaborate in the preconstruction environment