Structural Concrete Estimator

Job Locations CA-BC-Coquitlam
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Product Line
Canada - Concrete Products

Why work for Lafarge?

Lafarge in Canada is proud to provide construction solutions in the buildings, infrastructure and industrial segments. These solutions are built with high performance products from our cement, aggregates, ready-mix concrete, asphalt and road construction, and concrete products divisions.  From the use of alternative materials and recycling to renewable energy, Lafarge's focus is to develop innovative products that can contribute toward sustainably constructed building solutions.  Lafarge takes personal growth and development to heart, and provides resources for our employees to take control of their own careers. Through our commitment to communities, to the health and safety of our employees and their families, or through the many volunteer hours of our employees, Lafarge demonstrates our care for people. If you want to work in an environment that values hard work, entrepreneurship, and collaborative teamwork, Lafarge is for you.   Building Better Cities is what we do. Come Build a Better Career with us!  More information can be found at  .


The Structural Concrete Estimator of GVA Infrastructure Group has direct accountability for the preparing, submitting and tracking of estimates for the commercial, industrial, municipal and federal segments. The Structural Concrete Estimator plays a key role in securing work and projects for the GVA Infrastructure division in the Greater Vancouver Area.  Directly contributes to a “One Lafarge” vision by incorporating and utilizing all of Lafarge’s materials into bids.


The Structural Concrete Estimator contributes to organizational excellence by continually promoting a culture of agility, collaboration and empowerment (ACE) enabling continuous improvement.


Health & Safety

  • Adheres and follows Lafarge’s safety and environmental policies. Ensures this is represented in bids.

Customer Focus

  • Direct liaison with customers, consultants and owners. Ensure that client satisfaction has been achieved


  • Prepare accurate and competitive cost estimates based on efficient construction practices, and using the most competitive and reliable subcontractors and suppliers
  • Prepare final bid, complete with mark-up based on market conditions, Lafarge policy and in conjunction with the Infrastructure Manager and/or General Manager
  • Monitor project costs and financial reports. Provide feedback to operations and estimating departments
  • Complete takeoffs as necessary to provide realistic and precise quotes 

Market Analysis

  • Follow up with submitted bids to track the market and to identify strategic improvements

People Management

  • Manage subcontractors, outline expectations, scheduling information and track productions
  • Assist in the development of Co-op Students and Junior Estimators


Specific Accountability


  • Verify contract documents and blueprints for accuracy and project materials
  • Job set-up for all projects estimated and awarded to Lafarge, including credit approval, schedules, pre-construction meetings, subcontract agreements, purchase orders, as well as internal job setup for operations and accounting
  • Collaborate with Project Managers and/or Superintendents when preparing bids
  • Prepare contract change order pricing and ensure project costs have been accounted for and invoiced accordingly
  • Assist Accounts Receivable in following up with outstanding payments
  • Attend pre-tender site meetings/visits to determine if any additional site issues can impact productions
  • Meeting anticipated bid closing dates


Dimensions / Relationships with Others’ Jobs

  • Interfaces closely with the all Estimators and Contract Administrator
  • Works with Project Managers
  • Directly reports to the Infrastructure Manager



  • Diploma or Degree in Business or Engineering


Experience and Skill Set:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years structural concrete estimating experience
  • Understanding of estimating software, specifically Bid2Win
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Strong communication, negotiation and change management skills
  • Ability to foster and grow a strong safety culture
  • Independent thinker



  • Conflict Management
  • Composure
  • Attention to detail
  • Drive for Results
  • Customer Focus
  • Interpersonal Savvy
  • Time Management


Pre-employment medical including drug & alcohol testing and a criminal record check may be required.

As the world leader in the building materials industry, LafargeHolcim Ltd and its subsidiaries have the assets necessary to meet the building and design challenges of today’s increasing urbanization.  Globally, LafargeHolcim has 115,000 employees, a well-balanced local presence in 90 countries and combined net sales of CHF 33 billion (EUR 27 billion) in 2014. With the most innovative cement, concrete, and aggregates solutions, strong R&D and a commitment to health, safety, and sustainability, LafargeHolcim has the building solutions to meet customers’ needs, from the individual homebuilder to the largest and most complex project.  We are committed to drive sustainable solutions for better building and infrastructure while contributing to a higher quality of life.  We are positioned to deliver on this commitment. 


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