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Sr. Estimator for Structural Steel / Miscellaneous Steel

Surrey, BC
Full Time
4 days ago

Sr. Estimator for Structural Steel / Miscellaneous Steel:  Harvey 2528

Reports To:

  • Sales Manager
Position Summary: 
  • The Sr. Estimator will have in-depth knowledge and experience of steel fabricating and installation processes.
  • You will possess good business acumen and analytical abilities. 
  • In addition to being an excellent communicator, candidates should also be detail orientated with outstanding organizational skills.
  • Your central goal will be to prepare accurate detailed quantity takeoffs and estimates for projects by gathering information, analyzing important metrics, and conducting regular risk assessments.

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Ability to read both Structural and Architectural drawings
  • Download project plans and specifications
  • Identify labor, materials, time constraints, related costs, and other requirements by thoroughly reviewing client tender invitations and project documents
  • Conduct risk assessments to account for regular and elevated risk factors (such as weather, schedule, special materials, labor requirements, contractual requirements, etc.)
  • Be able to interpret Project Specifications and tender requirements and submit completed tenders according to bid instructions
  • Perform detailed quantity take-offs with speed and accuracy
  • Collect competitive quotes from subcontractors, vendors, and suppliers
  • Review prime and subcontracts and identify risks to the company
  • Prepare detailed shop and field estimates including the tender/proposal letter with terms and conditions
  • Prepare budget estimates as requested by customers
  • Review and assess cost estimates to ensure accuracy and relevance
  • Prepare Bonding applications, if necessary
  • Attend site visits as necessary to determine access and site conditions
  • Attend pre-award or award meetings
  • Follow up submitted tenders or budgets with customers
  • If awarded, follow the project to ensure that estimated costs follow the forecast plan
  • Assist the Project Managers with estimating extras and change orders
  • Prepare detailed reports for Management to inform them of future estimating opportunities
  • Project management of ‘smaller’ projects as required
  • Other duties as may be reasonably required to benefit the company and or as requested by Management


  • Minimum of 5 years plus relevant experience in structural steel and miscellaneous metals estimating for both shop and field
  • Basic knowledge of Contract Law and Accounting
  • Degree in Business, Professional Quantity Surveyor (PQS) or Construction Estimator Certificate (CSC) would be an asset
  • Outstanding mathematical skills
  • Strong understanding of both metric and imperial conversions
  • Proficient in relevant software including Google, Microsoft 365 (MS Excel & Word), Bluebeam, etc.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Analytical and strong problem-solving abilities
  • Some knowledge of the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) is an asset
  • Must own a vehicle to travel to construction jobsites and meetings


This is a fulltime position

Salary is open depending on experience

Benefits package after 3 months



Manufacturing and Production