Ledcor Senior Estimator – Building Construction Full Time in Irvine, AB


Branch Irvine AB CA

Senior Estimator – Building Construction
Irvine, AB

Ledcor Building offers full-service construction for commercial, residential, institutional, and light industrial projects, along with expertise in green…

You’re a driven, forward-thinking seasoned Estimator with 10+ years of experience working in multi-disciplinary high and mid-rise residential and commercial construction projects. You will leverage your problem solving skills to perform quantity take offs, cost analysis, sub-trade negotiations, competitive bid management and document control. You can expect to work on challenging projects with diverse and collaborative teams to prepare conceptual, negotiated and design-build estimates for projects.

Experience a culture where your knowledge and experience are valued, and a place where you can grow your career. Come join the Ledcor Building team in Irvine, CA.


• Performs quantity take-offs for all areas of the estimate while ensuring the take-off is well notated for hand-over to the project team and includes safety and security requirements required by Ledcor policies and applicable legislation
• Analyzes plans, specifications, proposals, and other documentation to prepare bid estimates for projects, performs complete estimates on selected projects consisting of project site visit, quantity take-off, pricing, and presentation of the estimate for management review
• Applies knowledge and skills through the handling of complex problems and shares expertise with the project team in an ongoing effort to develop, recommend revisions and implement procedures, standards, rules and regulations
• Solicits trades regarding bid invitations, pricing, addenda, and tender/bid closings; Assists in the selection and maintenance of subcontractors within a database
• Evaluates and presents or supports the presentation of estimate proposals, budgeting and bidding
• Prepares conceptual estimates by interpreting historical data
• Provides guidance for non-estimating personnel on their estimating related requirements
• Researches and analyzes cost data for review and presentation to management
• Interfaces and communicates effectively (written and oral) with other estimating staff, all levels of management, clients and Industry contacts; contacts and develops business relationships with subcontractors and suppliers for pricing within estimates
• Manages bids and provides guidance in programing and pre-construction phases
• Attends major trade pre-award meetings as required
• May perform other related duties as assigned


• 10+ years estimating experience preferably within high/mid-rise residential and/or commercial construction
• Completion of post-secondary education with a diploma or degree related to Construction Management, Quantity Surveying, Estimating, Engineering or related education
• Has developed technical knowledge of modern construction practices, techniques and equipment
• Understanding of construction documents and the ability to assess their completeness
• Strong computer background including experience with MS Office and Estimating software (On Screen Takeoff, Timberline)
• Ability to manage multiple priorities, project deadlines and locations
• Ability to identify problems/issues, looks beyond the immediate problem to the wider implications and generates new solutions to complex problems
• Explains and presents complex ideas while anticipating potential challenges, prepares case accordingly to influence others
• Ability to act as a facilitator and mentor, move the team forward and may be a team leader or conduct performance management meetings for supporting or professional staff
• Ability to close complex tenders/bids and proposals
• Successful completion of pre-employment drug & alcohol requirements

Work Conditions

• Office based position; occasional travel to project sites may be required

Ledcor Building offers full-service construction for commercial, residential, institutional, and light industrial projects, along with expertise in green building. Our depth of knowledge and expertise come from building hundreds of projects – of all sizes – across North America each year.

But when you work for Ledcor, your experience will go far beyond the project. Do you want a career that means more? Join our True Blue team now!

Ledcor is an EEO/AAP employer; all decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected status. All applicants must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Irvine, AB, CA
Posted on: 2015-09-20
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