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ICI Intermediate Estimator

Toronto, Ontario · Construction/Facilities
 Intermediate Estimator
Are you seeking a collaborative team that embraces innovation and offers a place to advance your career? Our client specializes in completing challenging renovation and additional projects with an innovative and collaborative approach. They focus on building the best, not the most, and transforming the construction industry.


 The estimator will prepare full-cost estimates for projects, ensuring accuracy and timeliness. This includes calculating costs for materials and labour. Reporting to the Senior Management and Estimating Team Lead, the Estimator must maintain a list of suppliers, contractors, and subcontractors to establish unit costs, labour rates, productivity factors, and location impacts. The Estimator's accuracy is critical to the business's profitability, as under-estimates may lead to significant financial losses, while over-estimates may prevent winning bids. 

The successful candidate will have the following. Please read carefully.

  •  Minimum five (5) years of experience in ICI estimation with a Construction Manager / General Contractor within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
  •  Experience estimating institutional healthcare, higher education, and government renovation, redevelopment, and building addition projects is highly desired.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Project
  • Strong ability to prepare preliminary schedules for RFP submissions
  • Experience with estimation with a renovation project that is occupied

Core Competencies  

 Here are some essential qualities that the team values and strives to embody:
  •  Customer focus
  •   Clear communication
  •   High energy and ability to manage stress
  •   Effective teamwork
  • Dedication to quality –
  •  Strong problem-solving skills
  •  Accountability and dependability
  • Ethics and integrity


  • Prepare and/or coordinate the preparation of full cost estimates on conceptual and general tender work.
  • Prepare materials, labour and equipment cost estimations necessary to carry out a construction project according to proposals successfully, plans, estimates and specifications.
  • Prepare and maintain a list of suppliers, contractors and subcontractors.
  • Advise on proposal procedures to follow.
  • Study and analyze proposals received.
  • Recommend/reject proposals and negotiate contracts.
  • Establish unit costs, labour rates, productivity factors and location impacts.
  • Evaluate and recommend allowances for indirect costs, design unknowns, escalation and contingency.
  • Present estimates and conduct review meetings with clients.
  • Participate and coordinate company risk and opportunity evaluation with clients.
  • Review proposal specifications and drawings to determine scope of work and required contents of estimate.
  • Prepare estimates by calculating the complete takeoff of scope of work.
  • Maintain working document files as backup for estimate figures, including current (accurate) price information from suppliers through direct contact, sales brochures, price lists, etc.
  • Support other department personnel as required, including preparing estimates for other disciplines.
  • Review design options and recommend the best solution based on cost, engineering quality, or availability of materials.
  • Effectively determine the bid strategies required for the company to be successful.
  • Assist corporate and project management teams to determine what types of projects to bid on.
  • Review all final estimate packages to ensure accuracy and completeness before formal quotation.
  • Provide technical assistance in negotiating contracts, change orders, etc. as required.
  • May assist in preparing studies, materials and methods, recommendations, and cost estimates as required.
  • Perform additional assignments per the supervisor's direction.


  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in construction/engineering or an appropriate field is preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in ICI estimation with a Construction Manager / General Contractor within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
  • Experience estimating Institutional - Healthcare, Higher Education, Government - renovation, redevelopment and building addition projects is highly desired
  • Ability to read and interpret building specifications, blueprints and as-builds.
  • Mathematical skills and analytical skills necessary to do material and labour estimates.
  • Mathematical skills and analytical skills necessary to interpret job cost reports.
  • Ability to use cost-estimating software to prepare cost quotes and bids.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (excel, word, etc.) • Knowledge of Procore is an asset but not required
  • Knowledge of First Aid and CPR an asset.
  • Effective verbal and listening communication skills.
  • Time management skills.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Proactive in ensuring job knowledge is current.
  • Respect diversity - treat others with respect. 
  • Client service and public interaction skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment with a minimum of supervision. 
  • Collaborate with customers, design consultants, project managers and fellow employees.
  • Customer-focused - respond promptly to customer needs. 
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with customers.
  • Receptive to change - can adapt to changing circumstances. 
 Compensation- $90-110K dependent on experience

Our client is an equal-opportunity employer that values diversity and promotes inclusion. We welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and countries and strive to create a flexible and respectful workplace for everyone.

Job# 16318671


Thank you for your interest in this job posting.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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