Junior Estimator

Job Posted On: December 20, 2017
Deadline: April 30, 2018

VanMar Constructors ON Inc is seeking a Junior Estimator to assist in meeting work demands and accomplishing growth goals.

This is an exciting opportunity to make a real impact working in a well-established, entrepreneurial, highly respected midsized General Contractor and Developer specializing in multi-residential, high-rise, midrise and low-rise projects, located in Cambridge, Ontario. While working on a dynamic team of construction experts, you will be reporting to the President and expected to perform duties with minimal supervision and a high degree of initiative, following high level guidance and intent.

Key Responsibilities

 Pre-Construction: ability to successfully carry out conceptual estimates, as well as participate in and coordinate the design process
 Create elemental budgets and detailed estimates according to CIQS and MasterFormat standards
 Tendering: everything from preparing packages to negotiating prices. Use Procore tendering website to distribute tender packages
 Analyze quotes and identify inaccuracies and oversights to ensure accurate bid comparisons and recommend tender awards
 Prepare and evaluate project-specific elemental cost breakdowns
 Estimating: thorough understanding and know-how in general construction estimating
 Software: Efficient use and understanding of current applications such as Sage Timberline Estimating and On Screen Takeoff


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  • A general technical degree or diploma or equivalent. A QS designation and or a CET certification is an asset.
  • 0 – 5 years of experience in the general construction industry and experience in estimating multi-residential, high rise, midrise and lowrise projects.


Skills and Competency Requirements


  • You are versed in all disciplines of estimating in the general contracting industry.
  • Knowledge of Cost Estimating principles
  • Knowledge of construction methods, contingency planning; value added techniques
  • Knowledge of engineering disciplines, construction tradespeople capabilities and equipment usage
  • Proficiency with estimating software
  • A team player, who can interrelate and operate effectively with peers and other associates within a collegial, yet demanding, work environment
  • An individual who is able to handle a variety of constituencies, juggle multiple tasks simultaneously and thrive in a complex environment with multiple priorities
  • Demonstrated proficiency in interacting directly with customers, 3rd party engineering consultants, and suppliers
  • Organizational skills and the ability to be flexible in managing changing priorities
  • Communication Skills – Both Written and Oral
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Decision Making
  • Interpersonal Skills


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