Estimator - Building Construction


Category: Estimating
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Title: Estimator - Building Construction
Job ID: 13093
Job Status: Full Time Regular

Job Summary

You’re an Estimator with 3+ years of experience working on multi-disciplinary commercial construction projects. Under direction and guidance, you will provide support in preparing estimate packages in relation to quantity take offs, sub-trade solicitation, budgets, cost studies and competitive bid comparisons.

If you are ready to develop your career, then join our Ledcor Building team in Calgary, AB today!


• Implements and maintains Ledcor systems and procedures in relation to estimating
• Assists in the solicitation of trades regarding bid invitations, pricing, addenda, and tender/bid closings
• Performs quantity take-offs for all areas of the estimate while ensuring the take-off is well notated for hand-over to the project team and includes safety and security requirements required by Ledcor policies and applicable legislation
• Analyzes plans, specifications, proposals, and other documentation to prepare bid estimates for projects, performs complete estimates on selected projects consisting of project site visit, quantity take-off, pricing, and presentation of the estimate for management review
• Develops a schedule based upon the estimate by requesting input from the project team and the various trades required
• Interfaces and communicates effectively (written and oral) with the estimating team, with all levels of management, clients and industry contacts; contacts and develops business relationships with subcontractors and suppliers for pricing within estimates
• Applies knowledge and shares expertise with the estimating team in an ongoing effort to develop, recommend revisions and implement procedures, standards, rules and regulations
• Supports the presentation of estimate proposals
• Prepares conceptual estimates by interpreting historical data
• Attends major trade pre-award meetings as required
• May perform other related duties as assigned


• 3+ years of estimating experience on commercial construction projects
• Completion of post-secondary education with a diploma or degree related to Construction Management, Quantity Surveying, Estimating, Engineering or related education
• Capable of adapting information/style to the audience and explains difficult information clearly
• Understanding of construction documents and the ability to assess their completeness
• Strong computer background including experience with MS Office and Estimating software
• Ability to manage multiple priorities, project deadlines and locations
• Ability to solve problems based on clearly defined procedures
• Capable of proactively participating in discussions, asking questions and thinking critically, ensuring understanding and providing explanations clearly and precisely
• Willing to work co-operatively with others to achieve team goals and objectives

Work Conditions

• Office based position

Ledcor Building offers full-service construction for commercial, residential, institutional, and light industrial projects, along with expertise in green building. Our depth of knowledge and expertise come from building hundreds of projects – of all sizes – across North America each year.

But when you work for Ledcor, your experience will go far beyond the project. Do you want a career that means more? Join our True Blue team now!

Calgary, AB
Calgary, Alberta

Date Posted 3/24/2017 5:55:22 AM