Construction Estimator for General Contractor

Right & Square Construction Ltd - Toronto, ON (27 days ago)

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TBD (will reflect skills, qualifications and experience of applicant)

Company Description

Right & Square Construction has been providing general contracting services for over 40 years, specializing in interior commercial renovations.

If you join Right & Square Construction, you will become part of a dedicated team that works together to provide our clients with the best service and experience.

Job Description

Right & Square Construction is looking for a confident and experienced estimator to join the team. The ideal candidate will have a background in estimating for a general contractor, specifically for interior commercial renovation/build projects, and will demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to accuracy.

The estimator is responsible for calculating the total cost of a project including labour, trades and material costs. This includes identifying and researching suppliers/sub-contractors, preparing and evaluating requests for quotations from suppliers/sub-contractors, checking estimates for accuracy, presenting the prepared estimate, and working with the team on budgeting and cost control.


  • Maintain an excellent rapport with all clients, sub-contractors and suppliers
  • Read and interpret drawings, plans and specifications
  • Produce comprehensive take-offs for various size projects
  • Review documents in detail to ensure accurate pricing from sub-contractors/suppliers
  • Prepare final estimates for clients based on needs and company profitability margins
  • Manage multiple simultaneous estimation projects with consistent on time delivery
  • Follow up on submitted bids
  • Negotiate and administer scope changes in current projects
  • Innovate new ideas for improving the estimating process
  • Develop metrics for measuring cost-effectiveness of materials and techniques
  • Maintain files and records of work
  • Resolve issues and recommend solutions for successful project outcomes


  • Educational background in construction or related field
  • Minimum 5 years experience as an Estimator for a General Contractor
  • Knowledge of key principles involved in bid preparation, including quantity take off procedures, sub-trade procurement, pricing and bid closing procedures


  • Excellent organizational, planning and time management skills with attention to detail
  • Strong technical writing skills and effective verbal communicator
  • Responsible attitude and leadership qualities
  • Self-motivated
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Knowledge of Ontario Building Code
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work under pressure and adhere to tight deadline

If you are confident that you fulfill the requirements for this position and want to join the Right & Square Construction team, we want to hear from you.

Job Type: Full-time


  • estimating: 5 years (Preferred)