Cost Estimator

We are currently seeking a Project Cost Estimator/Controller to join our team that is willing to learn and grow in a quickly expanding company. The Ideal candidate will have a solid background working in construction, solid understanding of building envelope and mid-high rise construction experience.

Job Description/Duties:

  • Drafting conceptual and detailed design for various projects

  • Preparing material take-offs with corresponding drawings’ specifications

  • Must have solid experience working with building envelope and below grade, roof and foundation waterproofing

  • Discuss the scope of new projects and drawings/designs with Management

  • Prepare accurate descopes and validate revisions, changes, and additions to the request for proposal with architects, consultants, clients, suppliers, and subcontractors

  • Review contractor bid packages

  • Familiar with both steel and wood frame structures

  • Resource for project managers and sales representatives as the project progresses

  • Accurately calculate, time, labour and material costs

  • Estimate and price jobs with a high level of project coordination

  • Interpret and explain plans to the selected construction team

  • Study job specifications and construction documents to determine appropriate construction methods. Then, evaluate construction methods and determine the cost-effectiveness of plans

  • Develop, implement, and maintain monthly cost, revenue and cash flow reports for the project

  • Review and endorse progressive construction payments

  • Prepare, validate, and maintain cost estimates, revenue forecasts and budgets

  • Analyze variances between budgets, forecasts, and actual results

  • Inform management about cost trends and propose appropriate recommendations

  • Review and approve supplier invoices related to the project

  • Help to create a complete and accurate estimate for each project

  • Other duties as required

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Experience in construction estimating

  • Experience working in exterior build

  • Experience preparing accurate take-offs

  • Ability to read and understand blueprints independently

  • Proficient in AutoCAD, Excel, Word and Estimating software a must

  • Experience in Revit is an asset, but not required

  • Valid G driver's licence and the ability to operate a motor vehicle in a safe manner while carefully observing all traffic rules and regulations

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate with others

  • Ability to process complex time-sensitive data and information from multiple sources, following the project from inception to completion


  • Graduate from recognized engineering, architectural or construction management program is an asset

  • PQS designation or equivalent required

  • Minimum 5-years related work experience is required

  • Ability to speak, write, read and understand both English and Mandarin proficiently

  • Excellent organizational skills are required with attention to details

  • Ability to establish priorities and work under pressure to meet project deadlines

  • Solid report writing, communication and presentation skills

  • Effective problem-solving skills with a results-oriented approach

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Ability to work with staff, build and maintain good working relationships with a team

  • Able to adapt to change, exhibits flexibility and sound judgement

We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent