Ralmax Group
  • 28-Jun-2019 to 19-Jul-2019 (PST)
  • Victoria, BC, CAN
  • Full Time

Ralmax Contracting Ltd. / Chew Excavating are industrial businesses and part of the Ralmax Group of Companies. We offer competitive wages, a comprehensive benefits package, professional development and a great company culture. We are currently seeking an experienced Estimator to join our team in Victoria, BC.

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for taking the lead role in estimating mid-large scale civil projects. Establishing and maintaining an excellent relationship with sub trades, suppliers and clients is essential.

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.


  • Develops winning strategy for complex bid submissions;
  • Takes the lead in the development of a conceptual estimate/design-build bid submission. Acts as a liaison with external consultants and project management organizations to estimate project budget requirements and coordinates tender development process on behalf of clients;
  • In conjunction with the Senior Estimator prepares reviews/tender submission requirements;
  • Organizes bid closing assignments to meet submission deadlines on closing day;
  • Conducts a detailed analysis of the contract documents and specifications, to determine overall project requirements (bonding, insurance, etc.) and identifies any associated risk factors, including the monitoring of published addendums that may alter the original scope of the project;
  • Solicits pricing from subcontractors and suppliers for labour, equipment and materials, in order to ascertain the most competitive price;
  • In conjunction with the Senior Estimator, completes a final bid submission review and oversees the final tender document submission to the client;
  • Assign and oversee the work of estimating staff working on same bid preparation;
  • Provides information and guidance to project management staff during contract turnover;
  • Available for consultation on sub-trade agreements and change orders as required by project management staff;
  • Available for guidance and consultation to owners and client representative.


  • College diploma or university degree in engineering or construction management with a minimum of 5 years of applicable experience;
  • Thorough understanding with applied knowledge of construction earthwork, structures, paving, underground, and grading practices on large scale, high-profile and complex heavy civil projects;
  • Knowledge and understanding of union agreements and prevailing wage issues is considered an asset; 
  • Demonstrated decision making skills with the ability to work in a high production environment with a high degree of success;
  • Able to create alternative solutions to problems;
  • High level of sound and independent judgment and reasoning;
  • Previous experience in leading, developing and mentoring other team members and junior estimators;
  • Demonstrating accuracy at all times, you will come with a proven background in successful project awards on bids you have led across the heavy civil market;
  • Extensive knowledge of key principles involved in bid preparation, including quantity take off procedures, sub-trade procurement, pricing and bid closing procedures;
  • Ability to build an estimate without drawings/specifications;
  • Identifies competitors and understands current market conditions;
  • Knowledge of local, provincial and federal workplace compliance regulations, ordinances and legislation;
  • Ability to identify risk associated with contract/project documents;
  • Previous experience in leading, developing and mentoring other team members and junior estimators;
  • Ability to establish strong working relationships with clients, consultants and subcontractors;
  • Experience in estimating for lump sum and design and construction tenders;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.


We thank all applicants for applying; however only selected candidates will be contacted. 

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