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MountainCrest Personnel Inc.

Steel Fabrication Estimator / Technical Sales

Posted 6 days ago

Job Description

Steel Fabrication Estimator / Technical Sales:  Harvey 2202

Desired Expertise:   

Mechanical Engineering and manufacturing for, Industrial, Conveyors, Dust Collectors

Job Description: 

We are currently looking for a Steel Fabrication Estimator with Technical Sales working experience, for a manufacturing company that is located in Abbotsford BC.

Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the Steel Fabrication Estimator is responsible for: 

  • Preparation and documentation of cost estimates and proposals for projects.  
  • Computes labour costs, estimates costs related to raw materials, equipment rentals, and subcontracted work.
  • From time to time you will also be required to visit our customer’s facilities to discuss solutions to their needs for industrial services.


  • Interprets scope of work, project drawings and specifications, analyzes drawings, specifications, proposals and other documentation.
  • Responsible for accurate take-off of quantities from project drawings and specifications
  • Responsible for the preparations and documentation of project proposal
  • Analyze sub-trade quotations, liaise with subcontractors for clarification of issues
  • Estimate Preparation - labour hours, material costs, bid form requirements, tool & equipment lists’ scheduling; and compile bid packages for subcontractors.
  • Costs out potential scope of work changes and bid to construction reviews.
  • Costs out potential additional costs claim situations
  • Bid closings i.e.; review of documents, compile proposal information, participate in closing meetings.
  • Customer follow-up of proposals.
  • Address any addenda, change orders etc.
  • Such other duties and responsibilities as assigned by his/her manager
  • Participate in turnover meetings with Project Management on successful bids
  • Site visits may be required on more complex tenders
  • Maintains bidding process and set up cost monitoring and reporting systems/procedures
  • Refine budget and submit to accounting department for input into Mainland’s accounting system.
  • Develop an overall project schedule, sequencing plan and determine Milestones.  All project plans must have the input from the Production Manager who oversees the deployment of resources related to manufacturing.
  • Award contracts, coordinate activities and monitor performance of sub-trade (weekly or daily as required).
  • Monitor performance of in-house production on a daily basis. Regular shop floor visits are vital to knowing the status of the project. 
  • Create ITP’s (Inspection & Test Plan) for each project. 
  • Create Trial Assembly procedure together with production staff as required.
  • Hold a pre-job meeting with Production, Engineering & Purchasing and distribute minutes of the meeting. 
  • Update Project Schedule and Job Tracking Report and attend weekly production meeting.
  • Act as a liaison between customer, Engineering and Production Departments in handling clarifications during different phases of the project.
  • Ensure that sub-trades follow document protocol (i.e. Bill of Material from sub-trades is consistent with company standard).
  • Review project budget on a monthly basis with Controller.
  • Determine level of completion and initiate billing.
  • Produce monthly project status report for customer.
  • Oversee submissions of documents (i.e. drawings ITP’s reports) for customer review.
  • Review and implement changes with regard to document returns.
  • Oversee all important documentation: RFI’s, Change Orders, Official Notices, Shipping, Drawings and Meeting Minutes. 

Required Knowledge & Skills     

  • Minimum of 5 to 10 years of steel fabrication estimating experience
  • Strong estimating background on mechanical aspects of large capital projects
  • Exceptional organizational Skills
  • Strong communication skills – oral and written
  • Common sense, concentration, imagination, ability to read and understand drawings, self-assurance, responsible attitude and leadership qualities.
  • Good knowledge of sub trades
  • Good familiarity with MS Excel, Word, MS Project, Fabtrol.
  • Ability to work in a multi-discipline team environment including company personnel, vendors, consultants and clients.

Minimum Education: Diploma

This is a fulltime position

Salary of $65,00 to $80,000 per year, depending on experience

Occasional overtime is available on weekends as dictated by project requirements

Benefits package available

About MountainCrest Personnel Inc.

MountainCrest Personnel Inc. is a contract placement agency that specializes in engineering and manufacturing for contract, contract to full-time or full time placements.

Application closing date is 2024-09-04

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