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Construction Estimator

Job Information
Author Job Placement
Date January 25, 2019
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company GAD Systems Ltd
Salary 45000 – 60000 - Per Hour
Location Surrey, BC
Category Construction
Contact Information

GAD Systems Ltd is hiring a Construction Estimator (NOC: 2234)

12194 86TH Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3W 3H7


Job Status
Full Time Regular

Job Summary
You’re an Estimator with 2 -4 years of experience working on multi-disciplinary commercial, residential and retail construction projects. You are proficient in the preparation of hard bid / lump sum tenders, but also enjoy and excel in the creativity and challenges that come with conceptual estimates, design-build projects and the pre-construction process. Under direction and guidance, you will provide support in preparing estimate packages, quantity take off, sub-trade solicitations and negotiations, budgets, cost analysis, document control and competitive bid comparisons.


  • Implements and maintains GAD systems and procedures in relation to estimating
  • Assists in contacting trades and suppliers regarding invitations, pricing, addenda and tender/bid closings
  • Produces quantity take-offs for all areas of the estimate as directed, while ensuring the take-off is well notated for hand-over to the project team and includes safety and security requirements required by GAD Systems policies and applicable legislation
  • Performs complete and detailed estimates on selected projects consisting of project site visit, quantity take-off, pricing and presentation of the estimate for management review
  • Assists in developing the schedule on which the estimate is built, requests input from the project team and sub trades
  • Actively reviews bid scopes for proper subcontractor compliance with project requirements
  • Assists in the selection and maintenance of subcontractors within a database
  • May perform other related duties as assigned


  • Completion of post-secondary education with a diploma or degree related to Architectural and Building Technology, Construction Management, Estimating or related education
  • 2-4 years related industry estimating experience; Drywall, Steel Studs and ceiling
  • Strong communication skills – both verbal and written
  • Developing technical knowledge of modern construction practices, techniques and equipment
  • Understanding of construction documents and the ability to assist construction document review
  • Knowledge of construction costs and budgets, ability to develop a project schedule on smaller less complex projects
  • Strong computer background including experience with MS Office and related estimating software
  • Knowledge of Blue Beam Revu
  • Ability to identify problems/issues and generates solutions and proposes solutions using standard procedures
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and work under pressure
  • Willing to contribute actively in team activities, sharing experiences and ideas
  • Valid drivers’ license

*** Office based position; occasional travel to project sites may be required ***


***   Salary 45000 – 60000 ***       Medical and Dental Benefits after 3 months      ***

Please apply only by email at:

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