Junior Estimator

Junior Estimator          

Waterloo, Ontario



The Junior Estimator is responsible for estimating the cost of labour, material and equipment, for analyzing sub-trade requirements, for preparing tender documents for construction projects and providing guidance and assistance to other team members. You will report to the Chief Estimator.



  • Preparing detailed cost estimates and tenders for public and private Design/Build projects, employing your experience and working with Baseline accepted practices and systems
  • Participation in the negotiation and presentation of proposals with Chief Estimator
  • Selecting and contacting sub-contractors
  • Selecting suppliers and obtaining quotations
  • Preparing quantity take-offs as required
  • Closing tenders in consultation with the Chief Estimator
  • Arranging for tender deliveries when necessary
  • Assisting in Correcting and coding estimates where we are the successful bidder.
  • Cultivating and maintaining positive relationships with sub-contractors, architects and consultants
  • Suggesting and exploring creative value engineering opportunities
  • Assisting in identifying construction risks, opportunities and thorough assessment of site conditions, sub-contractor and labour availability
  • Assisting with assembling prequalification, proposal and tender documentation packages.
  • Travel to pre tender site visits as required
  • Assisting the Chief Estimator with identifying bid opportunities and strategies
  • Gaining an understanding of the Baseline Constructors Vision & Mission Statements, our history, culture and capabilities and perform your duties in that context
  • Pursue training and development opportunities, striving to continually build knowledge and take opportunities to share expertise with others
  • Other related duties as requested



  • Civil Technology Diploma preferred
  • Experience in the construction industry, specifically with increasingly responsible estimating positions involving multi-million dollar projects
  • Proficient MS Office and Windows-based computer applications skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, Project, etc.) and/or estimating software
  • Valid driver’s license
  • A strong code of ethics
  • Service-oriented and excellent interpersonal skills



  • Proven skills in quantity takeoffs and construction cost estimating techniques, and able to complete the entire bid from initiation to completion of the tender form in a timely manner
  • Strong comprehension of contract language
  • Strong conceptual, analytical, problem solving and decision making skills
  • A high degree of accuracy in numerical calculations and estimates
  • Demonstrated skills in planning, documentation and time management
  • Ability to function effectively when working within strict time limits
  • Demonstrated understanding of civil engineering and construction processes and ability to “see” beyond the plans and specifications
  • Capable of reading and understanding construction drawings and documents.
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to effectively problem solve and take decisive action within the limits of authority
  • Excellent communicator, able to communicate accurately and in a professional manner as well as to maintain open and honest communication.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and innovation and can go beyond immediate assignments and act on opportunities.
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to address and resolve conflicts and disagreements with candor and initiate strategies to manage conflict in order to reach the best solution for the organization.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and promote an environment that encourages employees to work together.
  • Ability to work safely and proactively assist in resolving any unsafe conditions


Working Conditions 

  • Most of the work is carried out in an office environment or on various construction sites
  • Exposure to construction site environments including inclement weather, loud noises and machinery
  • Potential Travel / overnight stays are required as projects demand
  • Critical position with intense demands


If this sounds like you we’d love to hear from you – please send your resume to bdunlop@pmcrecruitment.ca for immediate consideration!

We sincerely thank all applicants for their interest but will only contact those selected for an interview.

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