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Estimator (Arctic Arrow Powerline Group) Surrey, BC

Arctic Arrow Powerline Group (AAPG)


Arctic Arrow Powerline Group (AAPG) is a Canadian owned and operated powerline contracting company specializing in power line distribution, transmission, and underground cable work. We are a powerline contracting company that offers exemplary construction and maintenance services in the power utility sector. AAPG has offices located in Surrey, Kelowna, Cranbrook, Sparwood, Dawson Creek, Fort St. John and Calgary, and offers services throughout many provinces across Canada.

AAPG is currently looking to hire an Estimator based in our Surrey location, to support the future growth of the company. The Estimator will assist in the preparation of bids and proposals; focusing on powerline installations.


Reporting to the Proposal and Estimating Manager, the Estimator is responsible for developing cost estimates as part of proposal submissions, as well as assist in the ongoing improvement and development of the estimating systems and software. The candidate must be capable of performing all facets of a construction estimate, including determination of quantities, costing, and sub-trade participation and pricing.

A candidate who proves a good fit can expect to quickly take on more responsibilities with AAPG; as our current Chief Estimator position will become vacant in the next 2 years.


  • Working with the Chief Estimator, this role is responsible for preparing and overseeing all aspects of the estimate/tender/RFP/ RFQ / RFT or other form of bid documentation
  • Reviews proposal specifications and drawings to determine scope of work
  • Prepares detailed estimates for all facets of the planned scope
  • Maintains files of working documents as backup for estimate figures including current information on supplier pricing
  • Obtains Sub Contractor pricing as required
  • Obtains material & equipment rental pricing as required
  • Ensures consistency and quality of estimates in reporting to operations, management and client
  • Continuously upgrades/improves and enhances software used for estimating
  • Accountable and responsible for accuracy and completeness of assigned estimates
  • References historical costs and production to current cost estimates for continuous improvement
  • Completes post bid analysis as required



  • Clear and thorough understanding of how to prepare a cost estimate and quantity takeoff
  • Clear and professional interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to deal effectively with all levels within different functional areas of the company as well as external customers
  • Exceptional analytical, planning and organizational skills
  • Proven decision making competence
  • Expertise in Excel and MS office programs such as MS Project

Preference Given to Persons who are/have:

  • Technical, university, or trade certificate in the Electrician, or Lineman industry; or similar post-secondary industry related education
  • 5 years or more project estimating, or field management
  • Over 5 years’ experience in commercial construction estimating, transmission and/or distribution power systems


AAGP offers a competitive compensation and benefits package for the right individual. If you are ready for the next step in your career, please apply in confidence with resume and references, quoting: ESTIMATOR to:

Please Note: Due to the high volume of applicants, only those under consideration will be contacted. If you have not heard back from us, please accept our appreciation for your interest.

Release Date: 2017-02-21

Estimator (EllisDon) London, ON

EllisDon Corporation

Picture the Possibilities as an Estimator

You come into work every day knowing that you are a key leader in building new and exciting projects. It’s a lot of pressure sometimes, but you enjoy being challenged and leading the team to successful project completion. Your co-workers look to you for answers and as a manager you have the freedom to excel. When you walk down the street, you look at major projects and think “I know how that came together”.

In the position of an Estimator, we would ask you to do the following:

  • Calculate various statistical data - quantity take-offs, material price lists, labor costs per man hour and equipment
  • Perform quantity take offs using OnCentre
  • Review drawings and tender documents to understand scope of work and submission requirements
  • Obtain scopes of work and pricing from subcontractors and suppliers
  • Assist with prequalification submissions, RFQ's and RFP's
  • Assist in closing bids
  • Research historical data (purchase orders, subcontracts, productivity analysis reports, etc.) and compile summary reports to develop guidelines and precedence for future estimates
  • Plan and prepare construction schedules and milestones
  • Participate in developing project Update and bid package estimate documents
  • Maintain files of working documents for back-up to estimating figures
  • Assist in the monitoring of conceptual estimates with actual cost data
  • Coordinate progress payment activities
  • Perform additional assignments per supervisor's direction

Sounds challenging and exciting right? Here are a few of the attributes and experience you need to be successful in this position:

  • 3 - 5 years of experience in estimating ICI projects with a General Contractor
  • Design Build experience would be an asset
  • Construction related educational background – Construction Engineering Technology program or equivalent
  • Experience estimating ICI projects over $5M
  • Ability to interpret construction drawings and contract documents
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to create and maintain strong relationships and work in teams
  • Strong computer skills – Excel, Word, Microsoft Project, Adobe Acrobat, OnCentre
  • Strong communication skills
  • Attention to detail

Go ahead and be yourself. We’ll pay you for it! Apply today at

Accommodation for Applicants with disabilities will be made during the recruitment process when requested.

EllisDon is an equal opportunity employer. While only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview, be sure to continually check our website for other related positions as they are posted.

Release Date: 2017-02-09

Estimator (ITC Management Inc) Vancouver BC

ITC Construction Group

ITC Construction Group is one of Western Canada’s leading general contractors with offices in BC and Alberta and specializes in the areas of residential high-rise development, commercial and institutional construction.

We are currently recruiting an Estimator for our Vancouver Head Office. The successful candidate will have the ability to work both independently and within a team, have strong communication skills and attention to detail. If you are a self-starter motivated to make a career within our performance culture, send your resume in confidence to


Construction experience is required. However, preference will be given to those individuals who have completed a Degree or Diploma in Building Tech, Applied Science or Civil/Structural Engineering.

Job Summary: (full job description will be provided during interview)

  • Complete the head sheet.
  • Perform quantity takeoffs.
  • Review trade comparison sheets.
  • Assist in drawing distribution.
  • Assist in the compilation and distribution of tender invitations.
  • Assist in the compilation of the estimate.
  • Assist in the ongoing maintenance of the Timberline Estimating Software and ITC database.
  • Assist in the value engineering process.
  • Assemble all historic cost reports.
  • Performing the tasks required to complete the estimates/budgets. Types of budgets include:
  • Preliminary Concept Budget based on concept design sketches.
  • Review and adjust Trade Scopes accordingly and include in the tender documents.
  • Update the Timberline Database from historic cost reports.
  • Maintain and assist in the further development of Assemblies and Conceptual Estimate Models.
  • Establish historic cost reports for each completed project from the final job cost report.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of unit cost analysis reports and for comparing overall unit costs and trade unit costs for completed projects.
  • Other Estimating duties as required.

Release Date: 2017-03-15

Lead Estimator (Canadian Nuclear Laboratories) Chalk River, ON

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL)


The mandate of Estimator in Project Controls is to oversee and prepare Life Cycle Cost Estimates.


The Estimator the following essential responsibilities:

  • Prepares cost estimates for all project phases (e.g. feasibility, preliminary and detailed design)
  • Prepare cost estimates in support of major change order assessment
  • Prepares cost breakdown documents and detailed quantity surveys from analysis of drawings and specifications
  • Prepares basis of estimate documentation
  • Analyzes/reports on cost breakdowns and price schedules submitted by contractors
  • Prepares cost variance reports and explanations, tender comparisons, post bid analysis, cost reduction strategies and opportunities
  • Prepares and maintains comprehensive and current construction cost data based on historical costs, market research and indices
  • Maintain Timberline and RSMeans database
  • Oversee daily efforts of 2-3 contingent/contract Estimators
  • Provides construction cost information to the project teams for inclusion into budgets, schedules and cash flows
  • Interacts with Project Managers, Project Engineers, Designers, Contract Administrators and Construction Staff, external agencies, consultants and suppliers to obtain facts and cost information pertinent to the performance of the estimating work
  • Makes presentations to project teams on estimating procedures, tools and techniques
  • Maintains files and records of work; and performs other related duties as assign


  • Post-secondary graduation from college/university, preferably related to construction, mechanical, electrical or civil engineering disciplines or a certified trade with 5-7 years field and/or construction experience.
  • Strong working knowledge of construction, mechanical, electrical or civil structural background gained from 5 to 7 years relevant estimating or cost experience preferably in the nuclear/non nuclear power, petrochemical or mining industries. Knowledge and experience in projects related to decommissioning, facility construction/deconstruction and environmental restoration would be advantageous
  • Experience in Timberline and RSMeans database
  • Must be able to read and understand construction drawings and contract documents
  • Good knowledge of construction practices and mechanical, electrical, architectural or structural design
  • A good understanding of the estimate requirements for each class of estimate
  • Excellent communication, (oral and written) skills
  • Good organizational and problem solving skills
  • Computer literate with good knowledge and understanding of computer based project management and/or estimating software such as Primavera P6 or Timberline, electronic spreadsheets, cost database management and other related computer applications.
  • Good judgment and initiative in collecting, integrating and analyzing information
  • Ability to think strategically and understand project scope
  • Ability to work under pressure of deadlines.
  • Enrolled in a professional certification or accreditation program with the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, American Association of Cost Engineers or American Society of Professional Estimators is preferred.

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Release Date: 2017-03-16

Quantity Surveyor (City of Vancouver) Vancouver, BC

City of Vancouver

Job Title: Quantity Surveyor
Requisition ID: 2103


The City of Vancouver is striving to become the greenest city in the world by 2020 and we are proud to be one of BC's Top Employers, Canada's Best Diversity Employers, and one of Canada's Greenest Employers. With employees that have helped Vancouver consistently rank as one of the world's most livable cities, the City values a diverse workforce which represents the vibrant community we so proudly serve.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

Main Purpose and Function

The Quantity Surveyor will prepare cost estimates for various civic buildings and facilities from conceptual to implementation phase; assesses the status of projects with respect to approved budgets; provides cost control input at major project milestones; prepares final cost analyses on minor and major building projects; and reviews pro-forma costs for rezonings. The incumbent works closely with planners, real estate negotiators, facility planners, project managers and project coordinators. This position exercises considerable independent judgement, initiative and action within City and departmental guidelines and policies, under the direction of the Associate Director Facility Planning.

Key Contacts and Reporting Relationships:

This position reports directly to the Associate Director Facilities Planning, and works closely with Real Estate Services.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities

  • The incumbent prepares preliminary and/or final cost estimates for repair improvement and alteration work on a wide variety of civic buildings and new facilities
  • Provides unit costs to assist departmental staff in the preparation of capital cost estimates
  • Prepares cost estimates of capital works for operation supplementary and capital budgets for City departments
  • Works closely with property and development staff in Real Estate Services department, Facilities Planning department and planning staff in Service departments such as Community Services
  • Provides review of complex re-zoning development pro-forma costs and making recommendations regarding costs on development applications.
  • Represents the City in investigating, quantifying and making recommendations on costs that enable Real Estate Services department to determine potential increases in land value, community amenity contribution and density incentives through various form of development proposals
  • Advises and liaises with city staff on social/cultural/housing policies and zoning/building by-laws cost implications to development applications
  • Provides cost control input during the design stage by identifying, evaluating and recommending alternative designs and construction methods within established budgetary limits • Prepares detailed final cost analyses on minor and major building projects
  • Identifies and explains variances between actual and estimated costs, and other problem areas
  • Compiles and maintains comprehensive up-to-date records of unit costs on work
  • Updates job costs by comparing actual and estimated costs
  • Identifies cost and problem areas
  • Prepares and maintains manual and computerized periodic project records and reports
  • Answers enquiries and provides costing and/or estimating assistance and information to other departments and consultants
  • Provides assessments of cost implication premiums for various levels of construction LEED certified projects, Passive House and other
  • Provides life-cycle cost analysis, also with regard to the inclusion of various GREEN Building Technologies
  • Other duties/responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Position Requirements

Education and Experience:

Graduation from an Institute of Technology supplemented by advanced technical courses in Building Construction, Project Management and Estimating, plus considerable related experience and experience in the use of cost estimating computer applications or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Certification or eligibility for Quantity Surveyors of British Columbia membership.
  • Experience in the use of computer programs for estimating and cost control.
  • Thorough knowledge of the methods, practices and techniques used in estimating costs
  • Considerable knowledge of construction, repair methods, techniques and logistics applicable to City facilities and knowledgeable of relevant civic facilities design guidelines, zoning and building bylaws.
  • Ability to perform development proforma costs analysis.
  • Working knowledge of accounting, computerized data processing and statistical methods and procedures.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain unit cost records and to prepare detailed cost estimates for minor and major building projects.
  • Ability to perform design and construction cost contract tasks and to analyze cost variances.
  • Ability to read and interpret architectural and engineering drawings, plans and specifications and to prepare estimates from conceptual designs and sketches.
  • Experience in preparing and maintaining a variety of reports, records and correspondence related to the work.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, contractors and other employees.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • A valid B.C. driver's License for the Province of British Columbia is required. The license must not include any restrictions that would affect the ability to legally ad safely carry out job responsibilities.

Business Unit/Department: Real Estate & Facilities Mgmt (1100)
Affiliation: CUPE 15 Non Pks
Employment Type: Regular Full Time, Temporary Full Time
Position Start Date: April 2017
Position End Date: April 2019
Number of Positions: 2 (1 Regular Full Time, 1 Temporary Full Time)
Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-30: $44.93 to $53.20 per hour
Application Close: March 19, 2017

Please apply on-line at:

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Release Date: 2017-03-10

Senior Cost Manager – P3 (Rider Levett Bucknall) Oakville, ON

Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB)

Title: Senior Cost Manager – P3
Location: Oakville, Ontario
Job Category: Construction – Cost Management
Reporting to: Office Director
To Apply: Please send your resume to

Company Overview

We are looking for dynamic individuals to join our team! With 24 offices in North America and the Caribbean in addition to over a hundred global offices and over 3,500 staff worldwide, RLB has a truly global reach while still offering a local presence to its clients almost without exception. We are committed to our core services and pride ourselves on our dedication to customer care and leading edge service provision.

RLB is an award-winning international firm, known for providing property and construction consultancy advice at all stages of the construction cycle. Utilizing its many years of experience and professionally trained employees, RLB continues to firmly establish itself as one of the major players in the construction industry throughout the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Oceania. Our employees are involved in a variety of projects across a range of sectors, from sports arenas and healthcare to higher education and convention centers.

As a privately held company, we hire the best people, give them exceptional training, and provide extensive opportunities for professional growth while working on exciting projects while providing an excellent compensation and benefits package.

Overview of Role

We are currently recruiting a Senior Cost Manager with experience in P3 projects in the role of Lenders Technical Advisor, or as Independent Certifier to join a client focused team. This is an exciting opportunity for a high-quality individual to join and strengthen our office.

The Senior Cost Manager will take a leadership role on future P3 assignments, and will be expected to assist in securing additional P3 projects across Canada. The candidate must be capable of being a client contact, and managing our internal team assembled for the assignments.

The Senior Cost Manager is to participate in all independent construction cost control functions for review of the construction projects change orders including complete estimates, value analysis, schedule of values, comparisons, assisting with feasibility studies, and historical cost reports. This individual is capable of performing cost control functions on multiple projects of varying complexity simultaneously.

Essential Functions

  • Preparation of construction related cost estimates, cost plans, and cost strategies.
  • Reviews drawings and specifications to determine scope and quantities to calculate pricing.
  • Communicates, solicits and interacts with sub-contractors in various trades to obtain pricing for projects.
  • Determines quantities of materials in various trades by using estimating department software.
  • Change order reviews and valuations of work in progress and bid analyses.
  • Preparation of studies and plans on value engineering, life cycle costing, and sustainable practices.
  • Attends pre-bid meetings and site visits to assess the conditions of the site or existing building, as necessary.
  • Develop project understanding to calculate budgets from schematic through final construction documents as assigned.
  • Communicates with team members, bid captains, estimating manager and others as required, convening scopes, pricing, construction details, etc.
  • Develops strategies to pursue, estimate and win competitive bids.
  • Be fully versed in a variety of P3/AFP contract types, including DBF, DBFM, DBFO etc.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a positive proactive approach to the role, and will be committed to delivering customer service excellence, with good commercial results.

  • Degree in Project Management, Construction Management, Quantity Surveying or related field is required
  • Recent experience in an Intermediate or Senior level involvement in the role of Technical Advisor or Independent Certifier for 5 different P3 / AFP projects
  • Recent experience with P3 Lenders, Provincial Infrastructure Clients and Consortiums (ProjectCo)
  • Experience with conceptual and detailed measurement / pricing
  • Experience with estimating software systems, onscreen takeoff software and BIM
  • Professional certifications preferred

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

  • Indoor office environment. May require work on site location as necessary
  • Equipment used includes: computers and standard office machines
  • Essential physical tasks include: the ability to work on a computer and the ability to answer and speak on a telephone. May require the use of a ladder on occasion

Release Date: 2017-04-07

Senior Estimator (EllisDon) Mississauga, ON

EllisDon Corporation

Picture the Possibilities as a Senior Estimator

You come into work every day knowing that you are a key leader in building new and exciting projects. It’s a lot of pressure sometimes, but you enjoy being challenged and leading the team to successful project completion. Your co-workers look to you for answers and as a manager you have the freedom to excel. When you walk down the street, you look at major projects and think “I know how that came together”.

In the position of Senior Estimator, we would ask you to do the following:

  • Confidently lead a team through the completion of a bid process under pressure
  • Assemble accurate, timely and well organized estimates, including hard-bid, construction management, and design-build
  • Oversee prequalification submissions, RFQ’s and RFI’s
  • Review drawings and tender documents to understand scope of work and submission requirements
  • Plan and prepare construction schedules and milestones
  • Participate in developing project update and bid package estimate documents
  • Monitor the success of a project, noting potential challenges and building relationships with sub-trades for future opportunities
  • Distribute sub-trade quotes to personnel, flagging areas of concern and coordinating with management to accommodate risk within the bid price
  • Mentor and develop estimating team

Sounds challenging and exciting right? Here are a few of the attributes and experience you need to be successful in this position:

  • You have a construction related degree/diploma and 10 years+ of experience in ICI estimating or an equivalent combination of technical training and experience
  • Experience leading estimates on ICI projects $25M+
  • You have an advanced knowledge of corporate objectives impacting estimating, estimating strategies and techniques, and construction contracts as well as conceptual estimating and unit costs
  • You have the ability to work effectively and accurately in time sensitive situations while delegating to a team
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to create and maintain strong relationships

Go ahead and be yourself. We’ll pay you for it! Apply today at

Accommodation for Applicants with disabilities will be made during the recruitment process when requested.

EllisDon is an equal opportunity employer. While only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview, be sure to continually check our website for other related positions as they are posted.

Release Date: 2017-02-09

Senior Estimator (Leland Saylor) California, USA

Leland Saylor Associates

We are looking for outstanding mid to senior level estimators/quantity surveyors with demonstrated ability to produce meticulous estimates at concept, schematic, DD and final phases. Additional duties include:

  • Construction phase change order estimating and negotiation
  • Value engineering
  • Managing projects to ensure profitability
  • Nurturing client relationships
  • Training and mentoring junior staff

Leland Saylor Associates, a nationally recognized construction cost consulting firm, has immediate openings for mid and senior level estimators to work on a variety of high profile, commercial and institutional projects throughout California. Recent projects include the San Francisco Airport Terminal 3, Sacramento Airport, San Francisco General Hospital, California High Speed Rail, the Bay Bridge, and other high profile, complex public projects. Other types of projects include schools, university and research facilities, hospitals, fire stations, police facilities, parking garages, museums, courthouses, office buildings, and civil and transit projects such as highways, bridges, airports and light rail. Types of services provided include design phase estimating, value engineering, GMP negotiation, on-site change order estimating, scheduling, document control, and/or claims analysis.

We are looking for an outstanding Senior Estimator with demonstrated ability to produce meticulous estimates at Concept, Schematic, Design Development, and Construction Documents, and a minimum of 15 plus years related experience in large institutional projects including civil, airports, rail, water, healthcare, school, higher education, correctional, justice, large office, etc.), as well as:

  • A B.S. in Engineering and/or Construction Management
  • Strong knowledge of MS Excel
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with Principals, Architects, Engineers, Construction Managers and Owners
  • The ability to manage budgets, schedules, and projects to ensure client satisfaction

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package with unlimited opportunities for professional development and advancement.

Apply for this Position:

Please email cover letter and CV and include your desired compensation in your cover letter.

Please submit your resume via email to

Release Date: 2017-03-21

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