Lead a team of estimators, cost planners and support staff to provide cost and pricing information for tenders and to develop the function. The successful candidate will be involved in business development as well as managing a team of experienced Estimators in the preparation and signing off on all proposals across multiple business units (Building, and PPP) in Canada.

Key Objectives:
Supporting the Operating pairs in matters relating to work wining
Planning resource and allocation of staff to tenders
Ensuring that work winning processes are followed
By adjudication and review, ensuring the accuracy of tenders submitted
Providing guidance to Bid Managers and Bid teams on tender bid processes
Realising the development of estimating staff
Selectively providing input into major bids
Contributing to the submission document and Contract Documentation
Supporting the Bid Manager in bid negotiations

Job Level:
Subject to functional policy objectives and/or general business direction, the Job Holder will work within broadly defined policies and objectives. He/She will demonstrate a detailed grasp of involved practices and procedures and will normally possess either a full (Chartered) professional qualification, or a second degree. The Job Holder's performance will have either a medium impact on plc performance, or a large impact on Business Group performance
Operational Accountabilities:
- Provides input to the development of the Business Unit plan with planning horizons typically up to 3 years
- Directs activities to support operational delivery and growth
- Sets direction for their department, contracts or area of responsibility
- Operates independently within working parameters set by Business Group or Head of Function
- Establishes and maintains key client and sector relationships and ensures client expectations are managed
- Manages Health and Safety policy and standards
- Determines priorities and makes decisions of business unit impact (company-wide for professional functions)
- Has overall accountability for the direction of services/contracts which may contain a degree of complexity and risk
- Contributes to and delivers Business Unit strategy
Financial Accountabilities:
- Accountable for financial performance and risk management
- Responsible for compliance to Corporate Governance standards
- Ensuring compliance with company financial policy and standards
- Typically sets budgets and works within budgetary guidelines and ensures compliance
- Promotes innovative ways to add value and reduce costs within the team
- Directs Level 3 or Level 2 projects

People Accountabilities:
- Overall people responsibility for a defined area or set of contracts
- Ensures compliance with reward strategy and HR policy and procedures
- Determines resource requirements and allocates appropriate resource
- Identifies people related risks and suggests solutions
- Able to conclude all internal disciplinary issues

Knowledge and Applied Skills:
- Bachelorís degree in engineering, architecture, construction management or quantity surveying
- CEC, PQS, GSC or equivalent Estimating designation
- 15-20+ years of construction estimating and project management experience in a GC environment in Canada
- Minimum of 5-10 years full-cycle managerial experience
- Specific experience with large-scale, complicated infrastructure, PPP, ICI and DB/DBFM projects valued at $100m+
- Proven experience managing multiple large projects at a time totaling $500m+
- Extensive knowledge of key principles involved in bid preparation and sign-off, including quantity take off procedures, sub-trade procurement, pricing and bid closing procedures.
- Possesses deep knowledge of at least one complex functional or business area e.g. PPP or Building (Construction)
- Significant track record of success in managing a business contract, Business Unit or region and/or providing support to a professional function
- Aware of the trends in the market-place and seeks to deepen knowledge of industry issues and drivers
- Excellent contacts and relationships within the industry that can be used to drive business growth

Behavioural Competencies:
Leadership Success Factors:
- Knows what makes commercial sense
- Understands the longer-term game
- Nurtures partnerships
- Harnesses performance through teams
- Builds trust with those they come into contact with
- Real passion and enthusiasm to succeed
- Knows how to deliver key projects / initiatives
- Leads others through change
- Has a good head for business
- Thinks and looks several steps ahead
- Makes relationships work
- Is great to work with
- Is self aware and never stops learning
- Expects more from themselves than anyone else
- Manages complex projects with ease
- Leads others through the good times and the tough times