Axiom Builders

  • 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 Estimator will be responsible for coordinating the costing process on commercial and residential construction projects. The Estimator can work on his/her own or as part of a team.   With excellent people skills the Estimator will effectively communicate project estimate details to clients/owners, architects and other project stakeholders.

    • 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.
    • On a day-to-day basis the estimator will:
    • Maintain cost database.
    • Assist to monitor escalation trends.
    • Review ongoing project costs.
    • Stay in touch with subcontractors and suppliers.


    What you Bring

    You are hardworking, analytical and detail oriented. Your team know that you understand construction and will be thorough in everything you do. You have experience in or would love the challenge of mentoring juniors on your team.


    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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