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The Chief Estimator is responsible for leading a team of estimators in a multidisciplinary environment, preparing estimates from take-off to final pricing, including preparing bids, soliciting vendors or subcontractors and identifying safe, effective means and methods of construction while estimating a wide range of multi-disciplinary, small to multimillion dollar contracts.
The Chief Estimator will create a safe and positive work environment for staff, develop, coach and motivate team members to excel in their roles and will carry out performance management responsibilities for the estimating team including the communication and enforcement of the Lafarge Health and Safety program. The Chief Estimator is also responsible for ensuring bidding accuracy through all phases of the bidding process, tracking bidding success and analyzing bid performance to improve system and estimating strategies.
The Chief Estimator will attend site review meetings; effectively organize and communicate with the bid team to ensure effective communication among all relevant stakeholders; participate in preparing the takeoff and estimate as part of the bid team when required; and will also represent the company in relations with business services, regulatory agencies, site personnel and new construction markets.
The Chief Estimator is responsible to foster business development for the construction division of Lafarge with owners, developers, engineering consultants and other key influencers.
As the leader overseeing the end-to-end estimating process for Lafarge Construction in the Greater Calgary Area, the Chief Estimator has key responsibilities at all stages of the process as follows:
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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.