Senior Estimator


Building and Construction

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Calgary, AB - (CAN) 734 7th Avenue Southwest Suite 240 AB Calgary , AB T2P 3P8 Phone : 403-269-6936

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Job Description

Are you looking to work for a dynamic company with a culture that has a positive family-like atmosphere unlike anyone? Manpower is currently seeking to fulfill a full time permanent position with a major construction company as a Senior Estimating in Acheson (just minutes from Edmonton. You will work mainly in an Office atmosphere but occasionally make day trips to site, in a company provided vehicle.


* Attend Estimating meetings

* Set-up and input estimates in take-off software and verify scale of drawings

* Prepare estimates of probable costs of labour, equipment, and material for construction projects based on tender drawings and specifications

* Prepare and maintain a directory of suppliers, contractors, and sub-contractors

* Prequalify subcontractors/vendors and track prequalification documents and requirements

* Invite sub-trades to bid on work and review quotes

* Liaise, consult, and communicate with engineers, architects, owners, and sub-contractors to prepare design development budgets and adjustments to cost estimates

* Assist with project schedule development

* Input sub-trade scope details into designated spreadsheets

* Provide technical guidance to junior estimators

* Facilitate the transition of a project from estimating to project management

* Attend start-up and close-out meetings

* Assist project managers with selection and buy-out of vendors and subcontractors

* Maintain files of working documents as back-up for estimate figures, including current (accurate) information on prices from suppliers through direct contact, sales brochures, price lists, etc.

* Visit jobsites to identify issues and concerns and to better understand field means and methods

Qualifications and Education Requirements

* Degree, diploma, or certificate in construction, engineering, business, or a related field

* Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.) designation from ASET

* Professional Quantity Surveyor (PQS) designation from CIQS

* LEED or Gold Seal credentials would be an asset

* Minimum of five (5) years' experience with a proven track record of estimating large, complex commercial and institutional construction projects

* Understanding of sub-scopes and what each sub-trade should include in its bid

* Mathematical proficiency and analytical skills necessary to produce labour, equipment, and material estimates

* Excellent time management and ability to multi-task with many projects running simultaneously

* Exceptional oral and written communication skills, with the ability to present and sell a cost plan to clients

* Capable of producing accurate work under pressure

* Able to read and interpret building specifications, blueprints, and as-builts

* Thorough understanding of Microsoft Office and estimating software such as Timberline and InSite

* Proactive in ensuring job knowledge is current

* Ability to work in a team environment with minimum supervision

* Experience on construction sites and with building techniques

* Valid driver's license

Please reply directly by sending your resume to or by calling 403.298-4387.

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