Welcome To Islington Nurseries - Applying For The Estimator Position

INL Group of Companies has been in business for over 70 years. Our divisions include our Landscape Maintenance Division, Stone Yard Division, Landscape Construction and Garden Centre.

We are currently looking to fill the role of Estimator within our office.

Job Summary:

The Estimator will gather all costs relating to a project and provide a professional quotation to clients. Take-offs will be produced and the Estimator will have complete knowledge of materials used in the landscape construction industry and best practices. The Estimator must be able to liaise with management and be open to learning, asking the right questions and producing results.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare detailed estimates, quantity takeoffs including all labour, material and equipment costs
  • Assist in meetings with clients and partners
  • Respond to internal and external inquiries timely
  • Co-ordinate subcontractor submissions, during the tendering process via phone in a professional and courteous manner
  • Identify local subcontractors and suppliers, solicit quotes and prepare comparison sheets
  • Co-ordinate field visits to qualify information
  • Coordinating submission of tender documents
  • Review RFP’s and contractual documents and prepare cost proposals and final tender documents for clients within given time frames
  • Identify and evaluate risk mitigation strategies
  • Post tender practice (manage files/submittal logs/material lists/drawings)
  • Preparation of project binders – maintain all supporting documentation around estimations
  • Tracking of site Instruction and change orders
  • Prepare shop drawings as required
  • Complete project on time and under budget
  • Presentable and professional at all times
  • Good work ethic, punctual and dependable
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

  • Completion of relevant college or university program preferably in Landscape Architecture
  • Minimum 1 year of relevant experience
  • Understanding of landscape industry and landscape construction materials
  • Able to interpret landscape drawings
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel

Skills and Competencies:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tenders
  • Accuracy in reporting is critical
  • Must be detail-oriented and a thinker
  • Effective decision-making skills
  • Strong organizational skills to handle multiple deadlines
  • Able to work in a fast-paced, challenging environment and adapt to changes
  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Great documentation and proof-reading skills
  • Ability to be a visible team-player and have excellent interpersonal skills
  • Able to assume responsibility and follow direction

*Range of pay is based on experience

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