Halifax, NS
Reference No. AM-12975

Southwest is about offering quality spaces. Whether it’s new residential construction or repositioning an existing property, they believe in going beyond the necessary to create inspiring environments that improve people’s lives through the spaces where they live, shop, work and play. Southwest has an incredible portfolio across the Atlantic Provinces and with close to one billion in new projects on the horizon such as Seaton Ridge and Cunard development. They are looking for an organized, enthusiastic construction professional who wants to continue to develop their career by joining the Southwest team as an Estimator based in downtown Halifax, NS.

As an Estimator, you will work closely with the Pre Construction Manager evaluating the cost, accuracy, quality and schedule to develop quantity take offs needed to prepare conceptual budgets and construction cost estimates for all new projects including new developments, redevelopments and leasehold work. You’ll attend project meetings and perform site visits, coordinate with Contractors, Architects, Engineers, and review drawings to highlight areas of inefficiencies while providing recommendations. Responsible for the tendering process, you’ll prepare instructions to bidders, invite bids based on scope of work developed, as well as review, analyze and check for completeness of bid documents. In this role, you will also assist with preparation of multiple levels of budgets (high level order of magnitude to detailed construction costing) for various projects at varying stages. Essential to success is building relationships with suppliers and sub trades, obtaining prices to calculate detailed quantity take-offs, and create construction timelines required for labour, equipment, and materials.

As the ideal candidate you have a passion for construction combined with experience estimating a variety of projects, including lump sum or design build, through the entire construction process from development to final completion. Your Architectural Engineering Technician or Construction Management diploma would be considered a strong asset but more importantly you believe the devil is in the details and you have demonstrated your strong negotiation and communication skills. What sets you apart is your ability to be accurate in a fast-paced, ever changing environment while quickly and effectively troubleshooting problems and implementing solutions. Previous experience with estimating software, MS Project and Excel are needed as well.

If you are looking for a challenging role in an entrepreneurial organization that is building some of the biggest and most innovative projects when it comes to sustainability and LEED certifications, becoming an Estimator with Southwest Properties is the opportunity for you. As the successful candidate, you will be a part of an environment that promotes teamwork and independent thinkers and you will have the opportunity to build your professional career as Southwest continues to grow. You will be rewarded for your efforts with a comprehensive compensation package.

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If you have questions about the role contact Austin McLennan, Consultant at 902-424-1103.


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