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Estimator, Building Construction Posted on Jan 12, 2018 by Xemex Contracting Inc.

  • Location Calgary, AB
  • Earnings $65,000.00 to $100,000.00 annually
  • Work Hours 40 to 55 hours per week
  • Position Permanent Full Time
  • Vacancies 1 Vacancy
  • Closing Date Feb 11, 2018
Job Requirements

Employer

Xemex Contracting Inc.

Languages

English

Education

College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma from a program of 1 year to 2 years or equivalent experience

Major Work Area

Estimating

Experience

3 years to less than 5 years

Business Equipment and Computer Applications

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

Additional Skills

Read and interpret blueprints, maps, drawings and specifications

Type of Experience

  • Architecture
  • Structural engineering
  • Commercial and/or industrial construction

Specific Skills

  • Advise on tendering procedures
  • Utilize quantity take-off procedures
  • Set up cost monitoring and reporting systems
  • Prepare estimates for general expenses and overheads
  • 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

  • $100,001 - $500,000
  • $500,001 - $1,500,000

Security and Safety

  • Bondable
  • Basic security clearance

Own Tools/Equipment

  • Steel-toed safety boots
  • Hard hat

Transportation/Travel Information

  • Own transportation
  • Own vehicle
  • Valid driver's licence
  • Public transportation is not available
  • Parking paid by employer

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • Fast-paced environment
  • Work under pressure
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to distinguish between colours
  • Tight deadlines

Work Location Information

Relocation costs not covered by employer

Personal Suitability

  • Flexibility
  • Team player
  • Excellent oral communication
  • Excellent written communication
  • Client focus
  • Organized

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

Feb 11, 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.

NOC & Interest Codes
The Estimator, Building Construction is part of the following larger National Occupational Classification (NOC).
Construction Estimators
NOC code: 2234
METHODICAL

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

INNOVATIVE

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

DIRECTIVE

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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