Clark Builders Group of Companies

Manager, Estimating and Preconstruction Services (Calgary)

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Job Category
Estimating/Business Development

Job Description

Manager, Estimating & Preconstruction Services

Reporting to the Vice President., Project Development Southern Alberta, the Manager, Estimating & Preconstruction Services is responsible for managing and coordinating all Estimating and Preconstruction Services activities and deliverables for Southern Alberta.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide risk assessment and go-no/go input to the Vice President, Project Development and branch executive team with respect to project pursuits and project estimates;
  • Support a One Company culture; In coordination with other branches, lead the establishment, implementation, improvement of estimating systems and processes and support corporate estimating initiatives and major pursuits
  • Human Resource management and resource allocation for estimating and preconstruction staff which includes: recruitment, performance management, career progression planning, individual career development and succession planning
  • Lead development of estimating strategy for all estimating activities ensuring the highest quality of accurate, comprehensive estimating and budgeting deliverables;
  • Oversee and be accountable for final review of all estimates; and preconstruction deliverables;
  • Representation of Clark Builders as a company leader at appropriate industry events; and through appropriate consultant and client networks;
  • Prime liaison and representation for Southern Alberta Project Development team with Southern Alberta subcontractor community;
  • Leadership in conjunction with estimating leaders in the other Clark Builders branch offices of all subcontractor procurement processes, systems and activities;
  • Collaborate and develop Sub-Contractor/Supplier relations through estimating team;
  • Establish and maintenance of unit price and productivity knowledge and historical cost database;
  • Represent, promote and adhere to Clark Builders’ policies and procedures.
  • Other duties & responsibilities as required

 Skill & Knowledge:

  • Ability to create and maintain strong trusted relationships with key stakeholders internally and externally
  • Alignment, Promotion of, and adherence to Core Values
  • Strong attention to detail, effective communication skills; confident interacting with key contacts an team using all forms of communication
  • Excellent organizational skills that demonstrates the ability to resolve conflicting priorities
  • Promoter and champion of senior leadership initiatives.
  • Proven ability to lead, mentor, coach and develop a team of individuals

 Qualifications & Experience:

  • A Post-Secondary Certificate/Degree
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience estimating, cost control, and/or engineering experience (with at least four years estimating experience) in a similar facility of construction.
  • Thorough knowledge of, estimating techniques, all engineering disciplines, cost control systems and accounts required.
  • Ability to estimate all types of projects/contracts, plus the ability to coordinate and supervise group work effort is essential.


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