Junior Estimator
PMC Recruitment
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
17d ago

Intent :

The Junior Estimator is responsible for estimating the cost of labour, material and equipment, for analyzing sub-trade requirements, for preparing tender documents for construction projects, and providing guidance and assistance to other team members.

You will report to the Chief Estimator.


  • Preparing detailed cost estimates and tenders for public and private Design / Build projects, employing your experience and working with Baseline accepted practices and systems.
  • Participation in the negotiation and presentation of proposals with Chief Estimator
  • Selecting and contacting sub-contractors.
  • Selecting suppliers and obtaining quotations.
  • Preparing quantity take-offs as required.
  • Closing tenders in consultation with the Chief Estimator
  • Arranging for tender deliveries when necessary.
  • Assisting in Correcting and coding estimates where we are the successful bidder.
  • Cultivating and maintaining positive relationships with sub-contractors, architects and consultants.
  • Suggesting and exploring creative value engineering opportunities.
  • Assisting in identifying construction risks, opportunities and through assessment of site conditions, sub-contractor and labour availability.
  • Assisting with assembling prequalification, proposal and tender documentation packages.
  • Travel to pre tender site visits as required.
  • Assisting the Chief Estimator with identifying bid opportunities and strategies.
  • Gaining an understanding of the Baseline Constructors Vision & Mission Statements, our history, culture and capabilities and perform your duties in that context
  • Pursue training and development opportunities, striving to continually build knowledge and take opportunities to share expertise with others.
  • Other related duties as requested.
  • Qualifications

  • Civil Technology Diploma preferred.
  • Experience in construction industry, specifically with increasingly responsible estimating positions involving multi-million dollar projects.
  • Proficient MS Office and Windows-based computer applications skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, Project, etc.) and / or estimating software.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Strong code of ethics.
  • Service oriented, excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Competencies

  • Proven skills in quantity takeoffs and construction cost estimating techniques, and able to complete the entire bid from initiation to completion of the tender form in a timely manner.
  • Strong comprehension of contract language
  • Strong conceptual, analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • A high degree of accuracy in numerical calculations and estimates.
  • Demonstrated skills in planning, documentation and time management.
  • Ability to function effectively when working within strict time limits
  • Demonstrated understanding of civil engineering and construction processes and ability to see beyond the plans and specifications.
  • Capable of reading and understanding construction drawings and documents.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to effectively problem solve and take decisive action within the limits of authority.
  • Excellent communicator, able to communicate accurately and in a professional manner as well as to maintain open and honest communication.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and innovation and can go beyond immediate assignments and act on opportunities.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Ability to address and resolve conflicts and disagreements with candor and initiate strategies to manage conflict in order to reach the best solution for the organization.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and promote an environment that encourages employees to work together.
  • Ability to work safely and proactively assist in resolving any unsafe conditions
  • Working Conditions

  • Most of the work is carried out in an office environment or on various construction sites
  • Exposure to construction site environments including inclement weather, loud noises and machinery.
  • Potential Travel / overnight stays are required as projects demand
  • Critical position with intense demands.
  • If you are interested in learning more about this, or similar opportunities we have available, please send your most recent CV to Jessica Driver at : We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this opportunity but regret that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

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