Northern Weldarc Ltd owes its success to its qualified and passionate team who know the value of a job well done. We are looking for career-minded individuals who are proud of their work to join the Northern Weldarc family. We support and recognize the importance of the Government of Alberta Apprenticeship Program for welding and structural steel plate fitting.

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Senior Structural Steel Estimator

We are looking for an experienced Senior Structural Steel Estimator with 10+ years of estimating expertise in the Structural Steel Industry. You will prepare lump sum, unit price and cost plus estimates for a broad range of projects. You will also be responsible for delivering projects of varying sizes and compatibility. You are directly responsible for the Request for Quotation process.



Develop complete estimates on selected projects consisting of project site visit, quantity take-off, pricing, and presentation of the estimate for management review.Implement and maintain systems and procedures in relation to estimating. Analyze plans, specifications, proposals, and other documentation to prepare bid estimates for projects, supports the presentation of estimate proposals. Interpret historical data and statistics to prepare conceptual estimates.Prepare and present research and cost data to management team.Develop a bid strategy, plan out project schedule/execution, complete estimates and proposals and present to management.Complete proposals in their entirety utilizing templates provided as a starting point.Must be able to communicate effectively (both verbally or written) with the project teams, all levels of management, clients, and industry contacts; and Additional and alternative duties that may be changed from time-to-time by the Employer. Prepare estimates of labour and material costs. Follows up with clients regarding estimates/quotes. Updates client through client accepted / sponsored software. Analyze production specifications and construction data and performs mathematical calculations to determine material, tools, and human resource requirements for the schedule. May prepare lists of required materials, tools, and equipment. May prepare purchase orders to obtain materials, tools, and equipment. Prepare estimates of labour and material costs. Coordinates between shop, site contractors and clients. Prepares bill of material. Prepares and maintains directory of suppliers and contractors. Estimates pre-contract costs. Advises on tendering procedures. Set up cost monitoring and reporting systems. Monitors and adjust contract expenditures. Assist the Project Manager with administrative duties. Coordinates the project in all matters related to the project content. Implementing the agreed action plan to the agreed standards and deadlines. Ensuring the effective preparation and delivery of all project events, meetings and production of all necessary documentation. Takes responsibility for the effective flow of information between team members and participants in project activities. Resolves coordination issues and problems that develop during the project. Those that cannot be resolved are elevated to Project Manager. Updates, reports and analysis on the progress of the project. Other duties as required



-Completion of post-secondary education with a diploma or degree related to Construction Management, Estimating, Engineering or equivalent is preferred.

-Project Construction Management an asset

-Membership in the Professional Corporation for Estimators an asset

-Professional Certificate (PMP) an asset

-10+ years of related estimating experience required.

-Knowledge of modern construction practices, techniques and equipment.

-An understanding of construction documents and the ability to assess the level of completeness.

-Knowledge of construction costs and budgets, ability to develop a project schedule.

-Strong computer background including experience with MS Office – Excel, Word, MS Projects, Primavera, Adobe Acrobat, AutoCAD

-Knowledge with StruM.I.S. as asset

-Capable of reading and interpreting blueprints

-Ability to work in a team environment and willing to promote teamwork by motivating, coaching and -guiding others.

-Ability to problem solve, manage multiple priorities, and work effectively in a time sensitive environment.


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