Commercial Construction Estimator

  • Company:
    WorkXone Recruiting Inc.
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    9 hours ago
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Job Description

A commercial construction company is looking for a diligent Estimator to prepare accurate estimates for projects by gathering information and analyzing important metrics. You will provide knowledge of cost and benefits that support profitable business decisions. The goal is to provide detailed reports so the company can make informed decisions that will enhance its profitability and growth.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Understand the project and its requirements
  • Read and understand drawings
  • Determine key variables for cost and other estimates
  • Gather first-hand information from sites, warehouses or other venues
  • Preparing quantity take offs
  • Soliciting bids from database
  • Uploading documents to web portal
  • Tendering and bid analysis
  • Conduct research to obtain data on labor costs, materials, production times etc.
  • Use software for data analysis, forecasting and budgeting
  • Obtain and review offers and quotes by subcontractors or vendors
  • Perform risk analysis
  • Create and submit estimate reports or bids to appropriate persons (project managers, clients, bidding competitions etc.)
  • Maintain sub-trade database
  • Build relationships with key vendors (subcontractors, suppliers, engineers etc.)
  • Ordering insurance / bonds
  • Provide consultation on planning (preliminary schedules, manpower needs etc.)


  • BSc/BA in engineering, construction science or relevant discipline
  • Certified Professional Estimator (CPE) will be an asset
  • Minimum 5 years of proven Estimator experience in Canada
  • Excellent numerical skills
  • Must have an analytical mindset
  • Familiarity with financial and project management principles
  • In depth knowledge of research, data analysis methods and estimation formulas
  • Exquisite math and IT ability with an analytical mindset
  • Highly proficient in using Microsoft Office – MS Excel and MS Project
  • Outstanding communication and negotiation abilities
  • Thoroughness and reliability
  • Excellent organizational skills