Currently we are seeking an experienced dynamic individual in our growing estimating department.

The individual will report directly to the Director of Estimating but must be able to prioritize time in accordance with deliverables and project schedules.

SKYGRiD is a growing company so the applicant must be familiar with working in a high-pressure challenging environment and take direction easily.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare estimates of probable costs of materials, labour and equipment, and subcontracts for construction projects based on contract bids, quotations, schematic drawings, and specifications.
  • Complete full quantity take-offs for all aspects of each new project as per contract specification.
  • Advise on tendering procedures, examine, and analyze tenders and recommend tender awards.
  • Financial assessment of contract variations. 
  • Prepare and maintain a directory of suppliers, contractors, and subcontractors.
  • Good quality and accurate record keeping.
  • Cost value procurement of materials, equipment and labour and current market value assessment.
  • Maintain good relationships and create new ones with trades, subcontractors, and suppliers.
  • Have the ability to take the lead on some bids for final review with management.
  • Liaise, consult and communicate with engineers, architects, owners, contractors and subcontractors, and prepare economic feasibility studies on changes and adjustments to cost estimates.
  • Develop and monitor schedules.

Required Skills, Knowledge, Qualifications and Experience: 

  • Applicant must have at least a degree in engineering, construction management or other relevant disciplines; a M.Sc. degree is a plus.
  • At least 5 years’ experience with large Residential and ICI construction projects in the Canadian Market.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Must have the ability to use MS Office programs including word, excel, outlook and PowerPoint to a high standard.
  • Must have a strong ability using onscreen takeoff and Bluebeam, this is a necessity.
  • Being familiar with AutoCAD architecture & Revit, is a benefit but not necessary.
  • It is essential that the applicant can understand engineering drawings, blueprints, specifications, and construction practices and use this knowledge efficiently on a day to day basis as projects and budget preparations progress.
  • Must be capable of understanding agreements and RFPs.

Type: Permanent Full-Time
Salary: To Be Determined
Start date: ASAP
Job location: Toronto, ON
Traveling required: To Head Office

SKYGRiD is committed to building a diverse workforce representative of the communities we serve. Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the recruitment and assessment (if applicable) process as required under SKYGRiD’s Accessibility policies and procedures. Applicants must make their accommodation needs known upon requests for interviews.

SKYGRiD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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