Construction Estimator Jobs

Construction Estimator Job

Job Overview

Our framing and drywall company is looking for an experienced estimator to join our team. The ideal candidate will have his or her own transportation, although not required. We offer performance-based advancement and a fast-paced environment. If this sounds like a good fit, please apply with resume.

We are looking for full time estimators that can:

  • Communicate clearly and ethically with team members and clients including but not limited to producing reports, making presentations, participate in project meetings and creating free-hand sketches.
  • Understand contracts and supplementary conditions including contract law and different types of construction contracts.
  • Create and manage estimation database including a database of material, trades and suppliers.
  • Maintain estimation records and tender documents
  • Analyze current changes in the industry and the impact on costs.
  • Maintain relationship with subcontractors, suppliers and owners.
  • Provide stakeholders with information on prospective work, report on competitor bidding histories, develop and maintain business relationships.
  • Determine, in consultation with senior management which jobs to tender.
  • Effectively identify and communicate risks associated with specific projects.
  • Effectively identify and communicate risks associated with specific projects.
  • Understand plans, drawings, specifications, addenda and all construction conditions set by owner/consultant.
  • Being able to detect early and determine any discrepancies, ambiguities and omissions in contract documents
  • Understand safety requirements and consider safety measures during estimation process
  • Determine contract scope of work with the ability to include pricing options for clients
  • Perform a site analysis including attending site meetings, assess existing conditions, perform on-site takeoffs, take project pictures and participate in pre-construction and post-construction meeting
  • Prepare quantity take-offs by identifying and calculating all direct and indirect costs associated with project
  • Determine labour, material, equipment, subcontractor and other costs
  • Analyze quotations submitted by subcontractors and supplier to ensure consistency with budgeted amounts
  • Prepare final estimates and proposal for submission including overhead and profit requirements
  • Analyze projects for potential cost savings
  • Convey special conditions about the project to key stake holders and on-site staff
  • Convey scope of work and estimated plan of construction with on-site staff
  • Share all identified potential risk items and mitigation strategies
  • Assist in preparation of construction schedule
  • Participate in sub-contractor pre-award meetings
  • Identify any changes in the construction work and estimate and issue associated change orders
  • Evaluate strengths and short galls in estimating, planning or implementation of contract
  • Evaluate performance of subcontractors, suppliers and personnel
  • Participate in client and subcontractor negotiations
  • Train prospective employees including but not limited to other estimators


  • Must know how to use On-Screen Takeoff by On Center Software or Planswift (or approved equivalent)
  • Use of Quick Bid by On Center Software (or approved equivalent) to prepare bid documents and pricing summaries
  • Gold Seal accreditation is a benefit but not required
  • Experienced and versatile in various areas of residential and commercial construction.
  • Proficient in estimating insulation, drywall and framing.
  • Strong knowledge of construction costs and pricing.
  • Minimum 2 years of estimating experience.
  • Strong attention to detail.


  • Ability to work from home (subject to approval)
  • Competitive compensation
  • Ability to grow quickly within company
  • Paid lunches
  • Training and corporate support

Job Details

  • Type of Employment: Fulltime, Part time, Contractor
  • Working hours: 7am - 5pm
  • All jobs will be within a 30km radius of Toronto