The average pay for a Late-Career Senior Estimator in Calgary, Alberta is C$87,077 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Microsoft Excel and Construction Estimating.

C$76,377 - C$148,994
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MEDIAN: C$93,694
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Salary C$76,377 - C$148,994
Bonus C$5,000
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C$77,974 - C$171,275
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 20

Job Description for Senior Estimator

A senior estimator is responsible for predicting the cost of a construction project. To accomplish this, a senior estimator must gather all the data regarding materials, equipment, utilities and manpower required for a given project, figure out how long the project will take, adjust for economic conditions and perform a cost analysis to produce an accurate estimate. Once the estimate is complete, the senior estimator presents the estimate to senior management members. The senior estimator may also be expected to work with architects and other consultants to find ways to reduce costs without endangering the success of the project and could be expected to take part in soliciting and negotiating prices from contractors and suppliers. Senior estimators will often work a standard 40-hour work week, but emergencies and tight time restraints may require working additional hours to meet deadlines. The bulk of a senior estimator’s time will be spent in an office, but sometimes travel to work sites is required to meet with contractors, architects and other team members, and to meet with suppliers.

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Senior Estimator Tasks

  • Evaluate risk and budgets for projects by considering RFP, blueprints, specs, or other documents.
  • Manage subcontractor bids and process.
  • Develop strategies to meet project goals, like setting work hours, sequencing tasks, obtaining materials, etc.
  • Develop and present cost estimates for internal and external audiences.

Senior Estimator Job Listings

Key Stats for Senior Estimator

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
20 years or more
100%

Skills That Affect Senior Estimator Salaries

Microsoft Excel
▲42%

Construction Estimating
▲22%

National Average
C$98,000

Project Management
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 6%