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Estimator (Wright Construction Western) Saskatoon, SK

Wright Construction Western Inc.

Company Profile:

Wright Construction Western Inc. has been operating in Saskatchewan since 1905 with projects ranging from British Columbia to Ontario. We represent the longest operating construction company in the Province of Saskatchewan and in the City of Saskatoon. Wright Construction performs General Contracting, Design Build, Public-Private-Partnerships (P3s) and Construction Management services. Wright excels in a variety of commercial, institutional, mixed use and industrial environments. Each year we complete hundreds of thousands of square feet of retail space for various developers and retail chains. In addition to this, Wright Construction has maintained a strong industrial division and have built the majority of Pre-Engineered Butler Buildings in and around Saskatoon and Saskatchewan. Our commitment to process and technology allows Wright Construction to adapt to ever changing markets. We strive to keep our personnel equipped with the latest technology and training, so we can keep our clients up to date on the status of their project. Wright Construction Western Inc. represents an appropriate mix of modern construction techniques and innovation combined with the more traditional values of respect for the client and superior workmanship.

Position Title:


Work Location:

Saskatoon, SK

Overview / Job Summary:

  • Prepares and/or coordinates preparation of estimates.
  • Identifies both the inherent risk and revenue opportunities.
  • Solicits pricing from subcontractors and is involved in closing the tender.
  • This position may mentor members of the estimating team.
  • This position may be required to work outside of traditional hours if a tender is closing.
  • This position reports to the Chief Estimator.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Conducts a detailed analysis of subtrade quotes received.
  • Conducts a detailed analysis of the contract documents and specifications, to determine overall project requirements (bonding, insurance, etc) and identify any associated risk factors, including the monitoring of published addenda's that may alter the original scope of the project.
  • Completes full quantity take-off of all labour, equipment, and materials required to complete the project as per contract specifications to ensure accuracy of pricing.
  • Establishes a critical path schedule on the estimated milestones progress dates and completion timelines to meet the contract completion dates.
  • Solicits pricing from subcontractors and suppliers for labour, equipment, and materials, to ascertain the lowest price while meeting Wright's safety and quality standards.
  • Complete final cost estimate of a project using Wright's software system, incorporating all labour, equipment, and material data, pricing documentation, overhead and profit margins, and produces a final tender submission for review and approval of the final tender documents for submission to the client.
  • Assists in the preparation of the final tender documents for submission to client on behalf of Wright to meet contract deadline submission requirements.
  • Complete mark user bid on tendered projects to maintain and grow subtrade database.
  • Follow up with consultants and owners on submitted bids.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Customer Focus – is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Timely decision making – Makes decisions in a timely manner, sometimes with incomplete information and under tight deadlines and pressure; able to make a quick decision.
  • Ethics and Values – Adheres to an appropriate (for the setting) and effective set of core values and beliefs during both good times and bad; acts in line with those values; rewards the right values and disapproves of others; practices what he preaches.
  • Functional/technical skills – Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.
  • Planning – accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and projects; sets objectives and goals; breaks down work into the process steps; develops schedules and task/people assignments; anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks; measures performance against goals; evaluates results.
  • Problem solving – uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; probes all fruitful sources for answers; can see hidden problems; is excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at the first answers.
  • Drive for Results – can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
  • Time Management – uses time effectively and efficiently; values time; concentrates efforts on the more important priorities; gets more done in less time than others; can attend to a broader range of activities.

Education and Experience:

  • Architectural and Building Technology Diploma, Engineering Degree or equivalent combination of technical training plus experience.
  • 5-10 years of prior estimating experience on commercial, infrastructure, and design-build projects.
  • Familiar with how to read and interpret construction documents (ie. Architectural and structural drawings and specifications).
  • Ability to calculate mathematical extensions, read and understand purchase orders, contracts, cost coding systems is essential.
  • Intermediate knowledge of key principles involved in bid preparation, including quantity take off procedures, sub-trade procurement, pricing, and bid-closing procedures.
  • Strong written and verbal communications and interpersonal skills required.
  • Knowledgeable with Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledgeable with Project Software.

How to Apply for This Position:

Interested applicants should send the following to

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Wage Expectations

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Release Date: 2018-12-13 | Expiry Date: 2019-03-13

Junior Quantity Surveyor (Hanscomb Limited) Hamilton, ON

Hanscomb Limited

Hanscomb Limited, Hamilton Office seeks a Junior Quantity Surveyor

Company Profile:

Hanscomb Limited has an immediate opportunity for a career orientated Junior Level Quantity Surveyor to be a part of its expanding Hamilton Team. Candidates should have completed, or be working towards completing, a related post-secondary program and have an understanding of the Canadian construction market and various practices used within it. Preferred applicants will be a member of the CIQS or an equivalent student organization and possess a desire towards attaining their PQS, CEC, or related designation.

Established over 60 years ago, Hanscomb is one of Canada’s leading independent organizations of cost control specialists. Our staff includes qualified quantity surveyors, cost consultants, professional engineers, schedulers, and value specialists. We maintain integrated in-house staff covering all architectural, structural, mechanical and electrical aspects of projects. The firm operates in Canada from offices in Halifax, Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Edmonton, and Vancouver. This network of Canadian offices permits an exchange of information ensuring our organization stays abreast of the latest design, construction and cost consulting practices.

Summary of Expectations:

  • Professional demeanor
  • Ability to be self motivated, and work as an integrated member of a team
  • Strong ethical approach and standards
  • Knowledge of detailed cost, design, and construction processes
  • Sound written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Capable to work efficiently on multiple tasks and demands

Job Description:

  • Measurement of various types of projects from construction plans, including the ability to prepare detailed schedules of quantities.
  • Reading and interpreting blueprint drawings.
  • Assist in the preparation of construction estimates from information provided by field engineers, architects, and other design consultants.
  • Pricing and analysis of the various stages, methods and types of construction.
  • Assisting with cost checking.

How to Apply for This Position:

Please submit resume/cover letter to or fax (905) 525-5773.

Release Date: 2019-01-14 | Expiry Date: 2019-04-14

Senior and Intermediate Oil & Gas/Heavy Industrial – Civil, Mechanical, E&I Estimators, Cost Consultants and Quantity Surveyors (Capital Costing Services) Edmonton, Calgary

Capital Costing Services

Company Profile

We are a growing Alberta based Professional Quantity Surveying and Construction Cost Consulting Firm that has been providing valued services, leadership and project guidance in the Private & Public construction market since 2009.

Our teams have unique skill sets and specialized experiences that allow us to offer targeted bespoke business challenges and project delivery solutions across multiple sectors and industries.

Project types include; Infrastructure, Utilities, Institutional, Resource, Mining, Oil, Gas, Commercial, Light Industrial, Heavy Industrial, Processing, Renewable & Non-Renewable Power Generation.

Our processes and services focus on providing expert advice and support through Planning, Project Governance & Due-Diligence, Project Services, Dispute & Claims Management.

Position Title

Senior and Intermediate Oil & Gas/Heavy Industrial – Civil, Mechanical, E&I Estimators, Cost Consultants and Quantity Surveyors

Work Location

Edmonton, Calgary

Overview / Job Summary

This assignment involves varying levels of engagement between design review and construction execution stages, including; MTO validations, quantity take-offs, data and project cost analysis, quantity reconciliations, review and reconciliation of procurement records and physical progress reports and preparation of project final account.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Forensic Audits;
  • Cost Estimating & Cost Planning;
  • Cost Control & Analysis;
  • Project Progress Payment Certification;
  • Change Management & Project Variation Analysis;
  • Design & Cost Studies;
  • Risk Analysis & Contingency Estimates;
  • Project & Construction Management;
  • Project Scheduling & Resource Management;
  • Construction & Project Cash Flows;
  • Quantity Take-offs & Validations of Bills of Quantities (BoQs) and/or Material Take-offs (MTOs);
  • Variation Assessments;
  • Contract Selection and Formation;
  • Tender Review and Contractor Selection Recommendation;
  • Contract Management & Administration;
  • Report Writing.

Skills and Competencies

  • Strong and thorough understanding of the Oil & Gas / Heavy Industrial Construction Industry - development, contracting, estimating and consultant services;
  • Must have previous Oil & Gas Facility experience with a strong understanding of fabrication, module assembly and site construction operations and concepts;
  • Fully self-sufficient within their applicable field/discipline of experience;
  • Will be required to interpret all necessary design and construction project deliverables as it relates to Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Management scopes of work/services;
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills combined with sound judgement and initiative;
  • Ability to lead, motivate and build strong relationships across all team members and levels;
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal, written and presentation;
  • Passion for business development and managing client relationships; and
  • A combination of experience and education will be considered.

Education and Experience

  • 10+ years of relevant industry experience;
  • Professionally qualified: PQS, MRICS, P.Eng, CEC or working towards professional designation;
  • University degree, college diploma or equivalent in Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Structural or Industrial Engineering, Construction Estimating, Construction Project Management or Quantity Surveying.

How to Apply for This Position

Email CV to:

Release Date: 2018-12-13 | Expiry Date: 2019-03-13

Senior Estimator (BEL Contracting) Burnaby, BC

BEL Contracting

Company Profile

NorLand is a diverse group of specialized businesses that have been serving the construction industry since 1954. Their businesses exist to simplify complex project execution and to minimize the risks for all involved. They have a long track record of providing safe, high-quality and cost-effective solutions to a variety of construction challenges. Their Brand Promise is to continue making Anything Possible – just as they’ve been doing for 65 years. BEL Contracting has been actively involved in heavy civil construction projects requiring sophisticated project management and intricate scheduling of multi-disciplined workforces since 1972. They have extensive experience in the areas of underground utility installation, road & highway construction, earthworks, drainage, fisheries works, retaining wall construction, road grading and traffic control.

Position Title

  • Senior Estimator

Work Location

  • Burnaby, BC

Overview / Job Summary

BEL Contracting is looking for a Senior Estimator to join their highly successful team. This person will be the senior estimator of the department and thus will spearhead the largest and most challenging cost estimates and competitive tenders. In particular, a focus of this position will be major projects, typically involving joint venture partners and where BEL Contracting’s value of work is in excess of $20M.

Roles and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Estimating Manager, the Senior Estimator will be responsible for leadership, development of people, and knowledge transfer within the estimating group. The Senior Estimator will also be expected to apply their experience as they conduct bid reviews of their subordinates prior to tender submission. The mandate for this position will be to help build upon the standards of excellence for the division’s estimating capability, pursue major projects as they become available, and to secure a reliable flow of profitable projects through accurate and competitive estimates.

Skills and Competencies

The ideal candidate is an experienced estimator in the construction industry who has dealt extensively with all sizes and types of underground utilities, petro-chemical/industrial sites, heavy civil infrastructure, and municipal, provincial, and federal projects with values up to or exceeding $100M. The ideal candidate will be results-oriented to ensure all deadlines are met, and consistently delivers winning estimates resulting in profitable projects.

Education and Experience

The individual will possess a college diploma, university degree or equivalent in Engineering, Construction Management or Building Technology and be a positive team player with a solid reputation among subcontractors, suppliers and the marketplace.

How to Apply for This Position

Release Date: 2019-01-16 | Expiry Date: 2019-04-16

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