Director of Construction Estimating

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Director of Construction Estimating
Salary Range
$120-150k (negotiable) plus bonus and possibility for company’s shares
Extended health benefits, paid time off, company vehicle, gas card, cellphone, laptop.
Construction Management Jobs
Construction - Industrial
Langley - BC
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Our client is a successful and growing design-build firm entirely dedicated to developing and improving industrial workspaces such as offices, warehouses, and specialty construction projects. Due to their expansion plan, they are adding a Director of Construction Estimating to their team in Langley, BC.

The new hire will play a pivotal role within our client’s senior management team, influencing strategic direction and driving organizational growth. The Director of Construction Estimating will leverage their expertise and leadership to champion the adoption of new technologies and best practices while driving efficiency and enhancing competitiveness in the dynamic construction industry landscape.

The Director’s responsibilities will encompass leading a team of estimators, coordinating bid proposals, analyzing project requirements, and determining cost estimates for labor, materials, equipment, and overhead expenses.


  • Provide leadership and guidance to the estimating team, fostering a collaborative and high-performing work environment.
  • Set strategic objectives and goals for the estimating department in alignment with the company’s overall business objectives.
  • Collaborate with other departments such as project management, engineering, and procurement to ensure alignment and synergy in project execution.
  • Lead the preparation of detailed cost estimates for industrial and specialty construction projects, including materials, labor, equipment, and overhead costs.
  • Conduct thorough analysis and review of project plans, specifications, and other documents to identify scope requirements and project risks.
  • Solicit and evaluate subcontractor and supplier bids, negotiate pricing, and incorporate their input into the overall project estimate.
  • Develop accurate and competitive bid proposals and presentations for clients, highlighting value-added services and competitive advantages.
  • Collaborate with project management and business development teams to develop pricing strategies and ensure competitiveness in the marketplace.
  • Stay abreast of the latest industry trends and advancements in estimating software and technology.
  • Implement and leverage advanced estimating software tools and platforms to streamline the estimating process, improve accuracy, and enhance productivity.
  • Utilize Building Information Modeling (BIM) and other digital technologies to extract relevant data for quantity takeoffs and cost estimation.


  • 8+ years progressive pre-construction experience in estimating roles.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • University degree, college diploma, trades background, or equivalent experience.
  • Professional Engineer designation is an asset.
  • Proficiency in reading and understanding construction drawings and documents.
  • Strong knowledge of job cost fundamentals for typical items and scopes where design or schematics have been provided.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer software, particularly MS Excel and Word.
  • Experience with estimating software.
  • Proven organizational skills, with the ability to effectively manage time and formulate plans to meet multiple deadlines within a high-pressure work environment.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively within a team environment.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and willingness to travel as required.
  • Adaptability to a flexible work schedule when necessary to meet deadlines.

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Alessia Pagliaroli

Senior Recruiter at Goldbeck Recruiting Inc.

Alessia takes a consultative approach with all her placements. She feels that, as a recruitment specialist, she is the “eyes and ears of the market” for both the client and candidate. She enjoys bringing value to her clients by being completely transparent, knowing the industry, and providing a competitive point of view.

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