LafargeHolcim - HQ

Project Manager / Estimator

Job Locations CA-AB-Edmonton
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Project Management
Product Line
Canada - Asphalt, Paving & Construction (A,P,C)

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 .


This position is an important part of a vibrant team responsible for the successful project management and estimating of all Lafarge Construction projects in the Western Canada region. This responsibility is accomplished by providing leadership and mentorship to the project management team. The Manager / Estimator also analyzes blueprints, specifications, proposals, and other documentation to prepare time, cost and labour estimates for projects or services.


Safety Leadership

  • Lead the business with the utmost focus on health & safety
  • Proactively implement Lafarge best practices, engage with all levels of employees in this regard and ensure that personnel are actively seeking out real time solutions to identified risks
  • Provide visible and felt health & safety leadership


Management and Human Resources

  • Manage project management staff
  • Provide support and mentoring for personnel on projects
  • Provide leadership and direction to supervisors, field crews, consultants, contractors, and the general public.


Business Development

  • Project specific partnering initiatives
  • Promote “Branded Products”
  • Develops long-term relationships with clients.
  • Stays current with municipal and industrial job market



Technical Operations

  • Assist with, and review, tenders and proposals
  • Preparing accurate and competitive cost estimates
  • Preparing final bid, complete with mark-up strategy based on market conditions
  • Responsible for all project invoicing
  • Chair PM meetings and attend site meetings
  • Provide project support in resolving contractual disputes
  • Manage cash flow
  • Subcontract agreements and administration
  • Procurement of materials and payment of invoices.
  • Conduct pre-construction meetings with all pertinent parties
  • Direct liaison with owner/consultant and field.
  • Ensure client satisfaction has been achieved
  • Compile all data pertaining to the project.
  • Solicit pricing from suppliers and subcontractors.
  • Acquire appropriate documentation for the tender / proposal
  • Work with the Operations Manager to ensure proper scheduling


Specific Accountabilities:

  • Review data to determine material and labour requirements and prepare itemized lists for proposed and/or approved projects.
  • Computes cost factors and prepares estimates, bids and proposals used for management purposes such as planning, organizing, scheduling work and determining cost effectiveness; lay out and traffic control plans with rentals, vendors or subcontractors.
  • Conducts special studies to develop and establish standard hour and related cost data or effect cost reductions.
  • Consults with clients, vendors, subcontractors or other individuals to discuss and formulate estimates, organize and manage contracts and resolve issues.
  • Prepares and submits necessary documents to acquire bonds and insurance certificates, or any other permits necessary to facilitate completion of project tasks.
  • Orders material specific to project.
  • Prepares completed project Fact Sheet and Estimate Data Sheet for Operations.
  • Throughout project execution, attends job progress meetings to ensure compliance to contract specifications submitted scheduling and quality standards.
  • Submits to accounting job status from progress billing and client invoicing.
  • Provides project status reports to operations management.
  • Negotiate all subcontracts, supervise subcontractor activities and coordinate activities between subcontractors and Operations.



  • Engineering diploma or equivalent from a college or technical school (preferred CET or EIT designation); a minimum of three years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Experience and Skill Set:

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret plans and specifications, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations
  • Estimating experience preferred; project management and field supervisory experience a strong plus.
  • Ability to effectively present information in writing, and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
  • Computer proficient in word processing and spreadsheet applications
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Project, and Bluebeam takeoff software. Experience with B2W Estimate software a strong plus.
  • Strong understanding of all bridge components, demolition practices, concrete construction and related construction operations.


Pre-employment medical including drug & alcohol testing will be required.


Through LafargeHolcim’s 2030 Plan, Lafarge is committed to providing solutions using sustainable manufacturing practices and improving the environment in and around its operations.

The company has a sixty year history in Canada and works continually to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, restore wetlands for native plants and animals, and identify waste materials that can be recycled and used in our operations.


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