The estimator is assigned building drawings in various stages of design development which require take-offs of floors, walls structural trusses, steel. Ideally the estimator will propose competitive concepts to submit to the customer.

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  • Prepare estimates for cold formed steel building structures.
  • Provide accurate and detailed quantity take offs.
  • Organize subcontractor quotations and establish clear and concise scopes of work.
  • Establish and maintain good relationships with clients and industry professionals.
  • Formulate cost break downs from estimates and prepare contracts.
  • Produce Total Framing budgets, VAR budgets & small project budgets.
  • Identify cost factors such as fabrication time, material quantities, shipping, equipment and labour when required.
  • Thoroughly read and interpret project documents.
  • Collaborate with clients and industry professionals recommending the most economical and cost-effective approach for framing building structures.
  • Use Blue Beam Revu and Microsoft Office computer software to calculate estimates
  • Recommend ways to make product more cost effective or profitable
  • Organization and project information management
  • Work with sales to prepare estimates & bids for customers


  • Diploma in Construction Engineering/Architectural Technology or a combination of education and experience
  • Has a technical background in construction such as: estimator, project manager, technical engineer, draftsperson or trade framing, steel fabrication, general contracting
  • Excellent analytical skills to accurately evaluate a projects profitability. Minimize costs without sacrificing quality.
  • Ability to handle large spreadsheets
  • Ability to read and understand architectural, structural and mechanical drawings
  • Very important that the candidate understands materials and products that are used in the construction of buildings.
  • Ability to write detailed scopes of work to explain inclusions & exclusions
  • Self-driven, positive attitude and desire to excel
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong trouble shooting, problem solving and organizational skills
  • Professional demeanour yet down-to-earth, hands-on and easy to work with

Experience to be taken into consideration to determine salary.

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