Track Estimator

Date: 26 Jun 2024

Location: Toronto, CA

Company: LTTS

 Job Description & Skill Requirement:


 1.    Collaborate with project stakeholders to understand project scope, objectives, and specifications.
2.    Review track construction plans, engineering drawings, and related documents to assess project requirements and identify cost factors.
3.    Conduct site visits and evaluations to gather information, assess track conditions, and determine project complexities.
4.    Analyze project data, including quantities of materials, labor requirements, equipment, and subcontractor costs, to develop accurate and detailed cost estimates.
5.    Utilize specialized track estimating software and tools to perform calculations and generate estimates.
6.    Research and source track materials, equipment, and subcontractor pricing to ensure accurate cost estimation.
7.    Prepare comprehensive cost breakdowns, including itemized quantities, unit costs, and labor estimates.
8.    Collaborate with vendors, subcontractors, and suppliers to obtain competitive pricing and assess potential cost-saving opportunities.
9.    Assess project risks and identify potential cost implications related to track construction and maintenance.
10.    Coordinate with project managers and teams to understand project timelines, deliverables, and resource requirements.
11.    Provide guidance and support to junior estimators, reviewing and validating their estimates.
12.    Stay updated on industry trends, track construction methodologies, and market pricing.


•    Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, construction management, or a related field with 5-7 years of preconstruction/estimating and/or operations experience. Relevant certifications (e.g., Certified Estimating Professional) are advantageous.
•    Extensive experience in track estimation and construction cost management within the railway industry.
•    Strong knowledge of track materials, components, and construction techniques.
•    Proficiency in using track estimating software and tools.
•    Excellent analytical and mathematical skills with attention to detail.
•    Ability to interpret engineering plans, specifications, and track-related documents.
•    Strong negotiation and communication skills to interact with stakeholders, vendors, and subcontractors.
•    Sound understanding of project management principles and processes.
•    Ability to work independently and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
•    Strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities.