Chief Estimator – Buildings

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Mississauga
  • 150 - 200
  • Salary: 150 - 200


About The Role:

The Chief Estimator reports directly to the Ontario Pre-Construction Director and will have an in-depth knowledge of conceptual estimating, budgeting, tendering, proposal submission, and construction methodology. The Chief Estimator will have oversight of the buildings, large projects, and transit estimating teams while being mentored by the Director to further develop their leadership skills and approach to pursuit activities.

As a Chief Estimator at Graham you will:

  1. Be responsible for bidding and pre-construction estimating and the financial results in partnership with the Director
  2. Complete project scope of work reviews to ensure completeness of estimates, and that all technical specifications, subcontractor scopes, and general condition items have been quantified and costed
  3. Identify and develop constructability requirements for orders of magnitude and high-level budgeting
  4. Propose and approve project risk and cost mitigation as well as the potential for project opportunities and cost savings
  5. Propose and approve potential bid strategies, constructability requirements, and advantages or innovations to increase bidding success
  6. Prepare and coordinate estimates as required
  7. Compile and track analytics relating to project estimating pursuits
  8. Be responsible for managing, training and/or mentoring other estimators and the profit/loss performance of the estimated projects
  9. Provide leadership, coaching, and mentoring in: planning, organizing, coordinating, supervising, and training estimating personnel
  10. Encourage and instill coaching and mentoring skills to the estimating team
  11. Oversee all estimates, including detailed review of others’ work
  12. Build effective relationships with clients, consultants, subcontractors, suppliers, and internal stakeholders (operations staff) that reflect and support Graham core values and Graham brand image


Completion of a University (Bachelor) program involving acquisition of an advanced understanding of complex concepts and procedures, often recognized by a degree (e.g., BA/BSc); Gold Seal Certified, LEED Accredited, LEAN experience, MRICS, and CIQS are all assets

20 years of combined field and estimating experience with senior estimating (Estimating Manager) experience of at least 5 years with a medium-to-large General Contractor

Leadership responsibility related to ICI related projects

Successful experience in leading $100+ million projects and managing and mentoring of an estimating team

Proven ability to lead and develop a high-performing team

Thorough understanding and proficiency in design-build, IPD, and Construction Management is an asset

If this sounds like you, then Graham may be the right fit. Apply today.



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