Construction Estimator

Part Time posted 2 months ago

Job Description

INDUSTRY: Construction 


Merit Services is hiring Construction Estimator to join our client’s team in Vaughan. As a Construction Estimator, you’ll play a crucial role in organizing and coordinating construction projects from start to finish. Your primary responsibility as a Construction Estimator will be to analyze project proposals, gather the necessary data, and create accurate cost estimates for materials, labor, and equipment needed for the construction project. You’ll work closely with the project management team to develop comprehensive plans that will help guide the project to completion.


  • Prepare construction project cost estimates by analyzing contract bids, prices, schematic drawings, and specifications.
  • Advise on tendering procedures, evaluate offers, and negotiate contracts.
  • Establish cost monitoring and reporting systems and procedures, and maintain the tendering process.
  • Prepare regular cost and expenditure statements and predictions throughout the project.
  • Maintain a directory of suppliers, contractors, and subcontractors.
  • Coordinate and communicate with engineers, architects, owners, contractors, and subcontractors, and conduct economic feasibility studies for revisions and alterations to cost projections.
  • Oversee and manage construction projects, including creating timelines for their progress.


  • Secondary school graduation or equivalent education is required for this position.
  • Candidates should have relevant qualifications that include several years of experience in a construction trade such as plumbing, carpentry, or electrical. Alternatively, candidates with a three-year college degree in civil or construction engineering technology will also be considered.
  • In addition to the above, most employers prefer candidates who are certified by the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors. This certification provides assurance to employers that the candidate has the necessary knowledge and skills to perform the duties of a Construction Estimator effectively.
  • If you have completed an apprenticeship in a construction trade or have relevant work experience, you may be able to take a certification exam directly through the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors to become certified as a Construction Estimator.
  • Candidates with a degree in civil or construction engineering technology may have additional opportunities to advance their careers, as this education provides a more comprehensive understanding of construction principles and management. However, practical experience in a construction trade is also highly valued in this field.
  • Overall, a combination of education, experience, and certification is typically required to become a successful Construction Estimator.


  • A competitive benefits package including health and dental plans.
  • Flexible work schedule.
  • A positive work environment
  • Compensated time off provided by employers for the purpose of vacation.

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