Estimator

WhiteWater West is seeking a Estimator to join our Estimating team at our Richmond head office!

In this position, you will work in a fast paced environment assembling costs and estimates for projects during the sales and project budgeting phases.  Estimators must work under pressure to complete estimates in a timely manner and use their judgment to estimate costs when a limited basis for estimate is available.

YOUR ROLE:

  • Create detailed complex estimates for waterslides and aquatic play structure projects, using available design drawings, sketches and information; price lists will not be available to create quotations
  • Assist in the development of proposal documents
  • Assist sales in providing both detailed and Budget on the spot estimates for possible future proposals
  • Develop preliminary slide support and tower design concepts
  • Draft scope of work
  • Ensures that estimates reflect current costs and that the costing database is kept up to date
  • Review of completed projects vs. the estimates for improvement of accuracy of future estimates
  • Usage of Opportunity for Improvement (OFI) procedures
  • May act as a project manager on small projects, as required
  • Should be able and willing to work at any time and any day as may be required by circumstance!
  • Interact effectively within all levels of the WhiteWater Team and external contacts relating to the Waterparks business unit and Project Services function
  • Execute responsibilities according to lawful and ethical standards
  • Responsible for safety, ensure best practices are followed
  • Continuous improvement of self
  • Contributes to culture of development/sustenance of Continuous Improvement and Lean philosophies
  • Respect for people through positive communication, consideration and collaborative relationships
  • Works hard at being more present; to be open, be interested and be curious.
  • Maintain and follow best practices for operations including Customer Service, Quality, Lean Management and Safety.
  • Execute responsibilities according to lawful and ethical standards
  • Define and align goals with departmental goals then ensure regular performance feedback is completed through performance feedback and goal setting program

 

YOU BRING:

  • Math, statistics and analyst education and experience is highly valuable
  • An engineering, Quantity Surveying or accounting related degree and/or relevant experience would be an asset
  • Construction and/or manufacturing estimating experience preferred
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience
  • Able to create Bills of Materials and take-offs
  • Be able to read and interpret construction / engineering drawings
  • Be able to create estimates under pressure that are accurate and reflect WWI’s costs, using any and all information provided
  • Experience with contract management would be an asset
  • Must be comfortable with extensive use of Excel and MS Project; an understanding of Timberline (or similar pricing package) would be an asset
  • Must be legally eligible to work in Canada
  • Excellent mathematical and analytical abilities
  • Must be able to write reports clearly
  • Must be able to create and interpret Excel spreadsheets.
  • Must be fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Excellent time management, organization and priority defining skills.
  • Able to meet tight deadlines in a fast paced, fun and professional environment!
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member, self-starter and energetic.

 

WHY WORK FOR US?

  • Work within a fast paced, high energy environment with tons of opportunities for learning
  • Company barbeques, events, and lunch and learns
  • Bike facilities and showers to freshen up!
  • Toastmasters club
  • Full extended health benefits from your first day of employment
  • 100% MSP coverage for you and your family
  • Health Spending Account $$
  • RRSP matching after 1 year

 

ABOUT US

WhiteWater, The ORIGINAL Waterparks & Attractions Company, is the leading global designer and manufacturer of innovative waterpark products and active family attractions for world-class clients. We specialize in waterslides, multi-level water play structures, wave-generating equipment, FlowRider® stationary surfing machines, harnessed attractions, interactive play and water rides.

WhiteWater is dedicated to providing the ultimate WOW experiences to our clients and their guests by delivering projects on time, on budget and to the industry’s highest quality and safety standards. Our industry leading innovation is driven by a team of over 600 extremely talented employees in 21 offices around the world working together to complete over 5,000 projects since 1980. Recently, WhiteWater was awarded Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation for its excellence in management and business practices.

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