Project Manager/ Estimator

NRB Construction Limited

Saint John, New Brunswick

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The Project Manager/ Estimator will assist in the planning, executing, and delivery of Company projects on time, within budget, and in accordance with specifications. The Project Manager/ Estimator will help define project requirements and scope, acquire project resources, and support the efforts of project team members. Efficient delivery of project requirements, effective quality control, clear communication of expectations to stakeholders and upward reporting to management are critical tasks that must be performed.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare cost estimates for construction projects
  • Prepare public and private tender packages for review and submittal
  • Perform site visits, measuring, take-offs, submittals, etc.
  • Read blueprints to estimate project cost-effectively
  • Document organization and control, equipment and manpower requirements, and review the estimate for completeness of take-off, scope, and pricing.
  • Prepare schedules and job hand-off for packages for awarded works
  • Project execution team support including subcontractor coordination, site meetings, scheduling, and contract administration
  • Liaise actively with project delivery teams to identify, develop, and submit change orders
  • Develop, maintain, and regularly review up-to-date project progress information, including Critical Path scheduling, work-in-progress reports, and analysis of all job costs
  • Liaise with subcontractors and trades on various estimates for the construction project
  • Work with the Managers and on-site superintendent to coordinate the activities of the Foremen and subcontractor work crews as required
  • Provides necessary documents to field superintendents and foremen in a timely manner and follows up on all open action items.
  • Provide ongoing support to field personnel to help identify and remove obstacles that impact construction progress, resolve challenges with respective owners, and identify and implement
  • profit improvement strategies to the job, as needed
  • Provide assistance to owners in modifications resulting in Change orders.
  • Coordinate, price, and process change orders or technical problems with owner requirements, and change orders with owners timely.
  • Review time sheets, all purchase orders, delivery tickets, subcontractor requisitions, and invoices to ensure that they are coded correctly for project costing.
  • Visit project sites daily for troubleshooting and for the purposes of ensuring project quality.
  • Initiate and review regular project billing
  • Proactively supports the corporate safety program and sets a positive example
  • Participates in job closeout activities, including preparation of as-built drawings, retaining release from subcontractors, ensuring warranty information provided to the owner, final payment quantities, and payment and recovery of holdback
  • Perform other duties as required.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, and Experience:

  • A university degree in Civil or Resource Engineering or another related discipline is an asset
  • 2-5 years of similar experience preferred
  • Previous experience estimating public and private tenders is an asset along with experience managing projects
  • Previous experience in heavy civil construction an asset
  • Knowledge of various Estimating and constructions software including Bid2Win, Bluebeam, Excel, etc. an asset
  • Ability to work as part of an estimating/construction team
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Professional attitude, punctual, assertive, and personable
  • High level of sound and independent judgment and reasoning
  • Ability to respond in pressure situations with a calm demeanor and high sense of urgency

A comprehensive pension and benefits package is offered with this position along with opportunities for advancement and training and development

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