• Senior Estimator

    Job Locations CA-BC-Vancouver
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    Axiom Builders (BC)
  • About the Company

    Axiom Builders prides itself on being a very personable company with serious commitment to building things right.  As a leading general contractor of mixed-use, residential, commercial, and special projects, the company is well respected across Western Canada. Our people share a commitment to service, integrity and quality and this collective vision has led to immense growth over the years. Since 2003, we have grown to become one of British Columbia’s largest construction companies with over 25 notable projects with 6000 condo units currently under construction. Headquartered in Vancouver, Axiom also has a branch office in Calgary with satellite offices in Victoria, Edmonton and Seattle.


    About the Role

    Reporting to the Chief Estimator, the Senior Estimator will be responsible for coordinating the costing process on commercial and residential construction projects while taking on some leadership/mentorship opportunities with the juniors on our team.


    With excellent people skills the Senior Estimator will effectively communicate project estimate details to clients/owners, architects and other project stakeholders. Responsibilities include:

    • Use knowledge of construction methods to determine the most cost-effective approach.
    • Review designs to identify opportunities for cost savings.
    • Coordinate and assemble estimating input.
    • Conceptual estimating from preliminary drawings through final cost analysis.
    • Communicate with subtrades to assist in budgeting to ensure they understand their scope of work.
    • Attend design meetings with Owner and Consultants.
    • Prepare/coordinate quantity take-offs.
    • Cost out quantities.
    • Review bid packages from sub-contractors and suppliers.
    • Read all general and technical specifications.
    • Understand products specified.
    • Understand construction procedures.
    • Ability to identify problem areas, missing details, etc.
    • Review labour requirements and labour availability.
    • Prepare preliminary construction schedule.
    • Microsoft Project schedule - major activities and phasing.
    • Evaluate cost saving measures.

    What you Bring

    You are a seasoned estimator or quantity surveyor that has been in the construction industry in Vancouver for many years. You know all the big players and are looking for an opportunity to join a larger company. You are excited at the opportunity to mentor/lead juniors and be second in command to the Chief Estimator.  You are hardworking, analytical and detail oriented. Your team knows that you understand construction and will be thorough in everything you do.


    Our Must Haves

    • 6-8 years of solid experience working on unique projects from beginning to end
    • Previous experience as a Lead Estimator on at least 1-2 projects
    • Experience with computerized measurement software, such as Planswift


    Your Rewards

    Axiom distinguishes itself from our competitors not only by our level of quality, but also by our commitment to our staff. At Axiom, we offer a very competitive compensation structure that supplements your regular income with a robust benefits package:

    • MSP, Medical and Dental Coverage: Our industry leading benefits package covers you and your dependents at no cost
    • RRSP Matching Program
    • Professional Development Support


    How to Apply


    At Axiom Builders Inc., we are always on the lookout for talented people who are passionate about what they do. If you love what you do, and believe that with the right tools and opportunities you can do the best work of your life, please submit an application to our careers portal. While we can only respond to shortlisted applicants, we will keep your information on file and consider you for future opportunities as they come available.


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