Wildland Development – Estimator

Location: Prince George | Takla Landing

Wildland Development is currently growing our team and searching for talented and ambitious professionals, if your goal is to join a rapidly growing, dynamic, engaging, Indigenous-owned organization we invite you to apply. Based in Northern BC, we build residential homes and commercial buildings using Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) systems that are net-zero energy ready. Our goal is to foster sustainable communities, starting in B.C.’s north and interior, and expanding to communities and businesses across Canada. Founded by Indigenous business leaders, our connection to the people, the culture, and the land is at the heart of what we do.

The Opportunity:
As the Estimator, you have great attention to detail, enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, and are able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously. The successful candidate will be highly organized; possess considerable knowledge of industry-accepted standards, guidelines, procedures, and practices in regard to estimating and cost control and bring a positive solution-focused attitude to work daily.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Analyse labour, material, and time requirements for a project and prepare bid packages;
• Create a comprehensive bid evaluation process to present to colleagues in a formal review;
• Enter all relevant information into Wildland construction software and send a final bid offer to the client in the required format;
• Submits bids and budgets by the bid deadline;
• Prepare and submit bid amendments to clients as required;
• Help build out a robust pricing system and standard operating procedures including rate sheets for labour and equipment;
• Consistently follow up on submitted bids and budgets to close business;
• Properly turns over bid documents and subcontractor information to the General Manager/Project Manager to start execution of the project;
• Assist project finance administrator with entering successful bid information into Procor and accounting software;
• Review final drawings and contract with the General Manager and Project Manager to review discrepancies found when compared with RFP documents;
• Take part in a project kick-off meeting to ensure there is an understanding of how the job was bid and help set clear expectations for the execution of work;
• Review the schedule with the Project Manager to determine that all subcontractors and materials that are required to adhere to the schedule are established;
• Award subcontractors in a timely manner to ensure activities meet schedule and budget;
• All other duties as assigned.

Experience and Technical Competency:

• Post-secondary education: certificate, diploma, or designation in a related field;
• 5+ years’ experience relating to residential and commercial construction estimating;
• Valid BC Class 5 driver’s license or out of province equivalent;
• Knowledge of Construction Documents, current Construction practices, RFP processes and bid documentation;
• Exceptional proficiency with Microsoft Office suite of programs including Word, Excel, Outlook, SharePoint;
• Prior experience using Procor software considered an asset;
• Working with modular construction technologies and sustainable building systems is considered an asset.

Behavioural Competencies:

Cultural agility – Experience working for or within a First Nation community in the construction sector. Ability to work respectfully, knowledgeably, and effectively with Indigenous people;
Accountability – Can be relied upon to ensure that projects within areas of responsibility are completed in a timely manner. Able to monitor programs and/or activities and take corrective action when necessary;
Reliability – Demonstrates a high level of dependability in all aspects of the job;
Reasoning – Must possess excellent reasoning and analytical ability and be able to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, select and implement the best alternative, and communicate the logic behind the decision to others
Bias for action – Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks based on relative importance and urgency; thrive in a fast-paced environment; able to manage multiple assignments in parallel;
Communication – Creates an atmosphere in which open, timely, and high-quality information flows smoothly up and down both internally and externally;
Negotiation – Maintains an awareness of goals and objectives and navigates solutions towards desired ends, while maintaining relationships and supporting consensus.

Working Conditions:

• This position will require visiting project sites in rural locations as determined by the GM of Construction;
• This position will require up to 10% of the workweek traveling to/working in Takla traditional territory.
This position offers competitive compensation and benefits package.

This position offers competitive compensation and benefits package.

Please send resume to:
Subject Line: Wildland Development Estimator
Email: HR@sasuchan.ca

Thank you for your interest! However, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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