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Senior Estimator


This is a Contract position in Fort Mcmurray, AB posted September 18, 2022.

PTAG’s Project Management Advisory & Services firm has reached new heights and recognition in the industry through associations with Project & Construction Management Industry think-tanks, and innovative service delivery partnerships with our customers.  This commitment to our industry and customers is made possible by the People who make up our team.  Our team is made up of a group of industry professionals who are committed to corporate social responsibility, and customer service excellence.  

We are looking for a Senior Estimator to help us expand our presence across the Construction Industry, who will help drive internal project performance, and support to our customers. We seek a professional who will align with our corporate mission, vision & values:

Our mission is to help our clients ensure successful delivery and efficient operation of their major capital projects. Our goal is to employ innovation and strategic thinking by capital project subject matter experts to deliver optimum results.

PTAG’s vision is to help our clients become global leaders in the planning and execution of their capital projects.

  • Safety: The safety of our employees, suppliers and clients is our top priority
  • Collaboration: Creating true partnerships with our clients and service providers
  • Leadership: Becoming leaders in our industry and in the communities where we work
  • Accountability: Being accountable to our clients for every aspect of an engagement
  • Client Satisfaction: Delivering 100% client satisfaction on every project
  • Integrity: Open and clear communication in every aspect of our business

Location: Fort McMurray, AB

Type of Employment: Contract

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Leads small to medium estimates or components of large estimates and reviews all associated bid documents.
  • Conducts detailed analysis of contract documents and specifications to determine and validate overall project requirements.
  • Ensures the completion of full quantity take-offs of all labor, equipment, and materials from project documents.
  • Supports the estimate lead by populating tender forms, generating requests for information, anticipating proposal requirements, and assisting to establish a pursuit schedule.
  • Recognizes risks related to project specific requirement, site, schedule, and market conditions/constraints. Uses contract terms to identify risks and opportunities.
  • Assists with bid document control by documenting, organizing, and archiving all information relating to the estimate for successful transfer to the project team.
  • Performs bid-day assignments and supports other estimators to successfully close various scopes.
  • Develops and maintains strong relationships with all stakeholders including lead estimator, lead bid runner, subtrade partners and suppliers.
  • Solicits competitive pricing from subtrade partners and suppliers for pursuit support.
  • Establishes a critical path schedule for the estimate/pursuit.
  • Leads a small team including mentoring and coaching indirect reports

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma in related discipline or trade experience or equivalent.
  • 4 years of progressive experience in construction cost estimating, and 6 months of on-site experience is preferred.
  • Successfully led pursuits valued at up to $25 million in various delivery methods.
  • General construction knowledge; understands specifications, drawings, materials, and methods and procedures.
  • Intermediate knowledge of key principles involved in bid preparation, including quantity takeoff procedures and systems, subtrade partner procurement, pricing, interdepartmental functions, general expense philosophy and bid-closing procedures.
  • Understanding of compensation models, market conditions, business trends, internal historical information, and competitors.
  • Familiar with different delivery methods: hard bid, guaranteed maximum price (GMP), unit price, design-build, target prices, and cost reimbursable.
  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with stakeholders including the ability to solicit subtrade partners and suppliers.
  • Working knowledge of estimating software, advanced skills using Microsoft Office Suite and a strong aptitude for adopting new technology.

PTAG is growing and seeking professionals who want to join a fast paced, innovative, and team-oriented Program Management Firm. We are driven to help our clients find opportunities for consistent and constant improvements of their Capital and Sustainable Programs.

PTAG offers the opportunity for all its employees to participate in its Company Share Owner Program, we offer a comprehensive Benefits package, and an environment to grow professionally and personally.