Architectural Estimator – Hamilton

  • Company:
    Walters Inc
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    23 hours ago
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Job Description

The Architectural Estimator is responsible for preparing comprehensive and accurate cost estimates for materials, labour and equipment required for projects based on client specifications and in support of Contracts and Bidding.

  • Review proposal specifications and preliminary drawings to determine scope of work and determine the quantity of materials and labour required for the project (takeoff process) and any other factors that may impact overall cost.
  • Complete full quantity take-off of all labour, equipment and materials required to complete the project as per contract specifications to ensure accuracy of pricing
  • Analyzes specifications and calculates the quantity of steel and other materials required for the project and inputs the data into spreadsheets
  • Solicit pricing from steel providers, vendors and suppliers for equipment and materials costs, in order to ascertain the lowest price.
  • Calculate man hours required for all associated work with the project; determine required shipping/truckloads and freight price
  • Budgets equipment/material/labour costs for projects
  • Consult with internal experts to validate man hours, materials and/or equipment requirements.
  • Compare bid drawings to construction drawings to price out any changes
  • Recalculate estimates in response to any client/architectural specification changes, as required
  • Implement estimating best practice and procedures to ensure consistency in estimating deliverables to projects
  • Complete final cost estimate of projects through the use of in-house software systems

Desired Skills and Experience


  • Post-Secondary degree or diploma in engineering, Construction Technology or equivalent technical field required
  • 5 years’ experience in the Architectural/Steel Fabrication/Construction industry and extensive experience estimating small and large scale construction projects
  • Experience with complex estimating concepts, practices and procedures including conceptual estimating, cost analysis, mathematical skills, and project design scopes

Skills, Knowledge and Competency Requirements

  • Knowledge of key principles involved in bid preparation, including quantity take off procedures, sub-trade procurement, pricing and bid procedures
  • Knowledge of Cost Estimating principles
  • Knowledge of architectural finishes and design principals
  • Knowledge of architectural fabrication
  • Knowledge in structural steel fabrication, connections and erection practices
  • Proficiency with estimating and design software (Tekla and Bluebeam)
  • Able to read drawings and models
  • A team player, who can interrelate and operate effectively with peers and other associates within a collegial, yet demanding, work environment
  • Detail Oriented – thorough in all details
  • Organizational skills and the ability to be flexible in managing changing priorities
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving, strong analytical critical and creative thinking skills, self-motivated and results driven
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel)

Walters Group is committed to providing accommodations throughout the interview and employment process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.


Company Description

Walters Group is a family-owned steel construction company that designs, fabricates, and constructs commercial and industrial projects throughout North America.

Regardless of the industry, size or complexity, we always bring the same passion and commitment to every project we take on. From construction engineering and design-assist, to detailing and fabrication, to finishing, delivery and construction – we are with our clients every step of the way