Vice President, Preconstruction & Estimating Update
For immediate release
January 8, 2024
Farmer Construction appoints new Vice President
VICTORIA, B.C. – Farmer Construction (Farmer) is pleased to announce that Saeed Vafaei has been promoted to Vice President of Preconstruction & Estimating. “When I first interviewed Saeed, I knew immediately he was going to play a significant role in Farmer’s future. What I didn’t know then, was how loyal and committed a friend and colleague he would become. He always has the company’s best interest at heart and his dedication to his estimators is undeniable”, said Gerrit Vink, President, Farmer Construction.
After graduating in 2003, Saeed worked for a cost consulting firm where he developed his conceptual estimating skills before joining a General Contractor in 2005, in Montreal, QC. While studying in his M.Eng., Construction Engineering program in Montreal, at Ecole de technologie supérieure, Saeed wanted to broaden his base of potential opportunities and started dealing with risk management side of contracting. Since that time, he has worked with several General Contractor’s in Montreal, Calgary, and Vancouver and enjoys the general contracts side of the industry as he thinks there are a lot of problem-solving skills required. He holds a Professional Quantity Surveyors (PQS) designation, is Gold Seal Certified, and is a member of the globally recognized professional body – Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
In his current role as Vice President, Saeed is responsible for the leadership of Farmer’s Estimating, Pre-construction, and Project Management departments (RFP, Major Projects, Special Projects, Concrete Self-Perform, Project Management), and the professional development of all team members. Saeed provides direction on pre-construction efforts, the development and maintenance of sound estimating, preconstruction, and project management best practices, including risk identification, mitigation, and management programs. Together with his team, Saeed is hiring and training dedicated, accountable, passionate, and enthusiastic people who will recognize a project’s value and commit to serving the needs of the owner and recognizing their vision. Saeed’s commitment to excellence and diligence will ensure Farmer’s continued success.
Farmer Construction is a Vancouver Island-based construction company that has been building communities since 1951 by delivering award-winning residential, commercial developments and industrial projects. For more information, project updates and career opportunities, visit – Home – Farmer Ltd (farmer-ltd.com).