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Job Details

Building Construction Estimator Posted on Mar 08, 2018 by GUARDIAN PERSONNEL COMPANY

  • Location Edmonton, AB
  • Earnings $110,000.00 to $130,000.00 annually
  • Work Hours 40 hours per week
  • Position Seasonal Full Time
  • Vacancies 1 Vacancy
  • Closing Date Mar 22, 2018
Job Requirements






Secondary (high) school graduation certificate

Major Work Area


Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)

  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) Certificate
  • First Aid Certificate


5 years or more

Business Equipment and Computer Applications

  • Take-off packages
  • Scheduling packages
  • MS Excel
  • MS Word
  • Estimating packages
  • Database

Additional Skills

  • Read and interpret blueprints, maps, drawings and specifications
  • Provide economic feasibility studies and preliminary estimates for proposed projects

Type of Experience

  • Residential construction
  • Commercial and/or industrial construction

Specific Skills

  • Advise on tendering procedures
  • Utilize quantity take-off procedures
  • Set up cost monitoring and reporting systems
  • Project cash flow and financing requirements
  • Prepare estimates for general expenses and overheads
  • Prepare master format estimates (Class A)
  • Prepare elemental format estimates (Classes B, C, D)
  • Prepare and maintain directory of supplies and trade contractors
  • Monitor and adjust contract expenditures
  • Estimate pre-contract costs
  • Analyze tenders and recommend awards
  • Prepare estimates of labour and/or material costs
  • Liaise, consult and communicate with engineers, architects, owners, contractors and subcontractors on changes and adjustments to cost estimates

Project Size Estimating Experience

$8,000,001 +

Own Tools/Equipment

Steel-toed safety boots

Transportation/Travel Information

Own transportation

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • Fast-paced environment
  • Attention to detail
  • Tight deadlines

How to Apply

Anyone who can legally work in Canada can apply for this job. If you are not currently authorized to work in Canada, the employer will not consider your job application.

Advertised Until

Mar 22, 2018

Important notice: This job posting has been provided by an external employer.The Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada are not responsible for the accuracy, authenticity or reliability of the content.

Interest Codes
The Building Construction Estimator is part of the following larger National Occupational Classification (NOC).
Construction Estimators

Interest in establishing and maintaining tendering processes, in setting up cost monitoring and reporting systems and procedures, and in preparing and maintaining directories of suppliers, contractors and subcontractors


Interest in analyzing information to examine tenders and recommend tender awards, and to prepare economic feasibility studies on changes and adjustments to cost estimates


Interest in negotiating contracts; and in managing and co-ordinating construction projects and preparing construction progress schedules

Reading Interest Codes
A Quick Guide

The interest code helps you figure out if you’d like to work in a particular occupation. 
It’s based on the Canadian Work Preference Inventory (CWPI), which measures 5 occupational interests: Directive, Innovative, Methodical, Objective and Social.

Each set of 3 interest codes is listed in order of importance.

A code in capital letters means it’s a strong fit for the occupation.

A code in all lowercase letters means the fit is weaker.

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