Position: Estimator

Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posting Date: April 1, 2023

Scott Builders Inc. requires a results and detail-oriented Estimator responsible for the accurate and timely preparation of full-cost estimates for commercial/industrial projects in a variety of markets.


Scott Builders Inc. specializes in total construction services, offering a single point of contact for every phase of a project. Established in 1971, Scott Builders is a leading design/build commercial contractor which allows us to be creative and create great workplaces for our clients. Check out our website to see some of the amazing projects we have been fortunate to build and bring to life for our clients.


Working closely with the sales and pre-construction teams, the successful candidate will be responsible to prepare and interpret tender documents and specifications and assist in providing full-cost estimates for commercial/industrial based projects. This position will perform accurate, thorough and timely quantity takeoffs for all systems and levels of project documents and create the project schedules. It is important for the successful candidate to maintain current knowledge of building designs, systems and construction materials to create accurate estimates.

The ability to communicate with trades to understand the scope of work and to check and verify your own quantities to ensure accuracy is important to the success of this position. In addition, the successful candidate will work closely with the project management team to solicit, analyze and secure subcontractor and vendor pricing and maintain the subcontractor database. The Estimator may also attend project site pre-bid meetings, site tours and post-bid meetings as required to ensure estimates meet the needs and expectations of the client and project.

A strong understanding of the commercial construction industry, construction methodology and contract types will be beneficial in this position. Candidates with experience working collaboratively in a strong team environment will be given preference.


 Post Secondary Diploma in construction/estimating or related discipline from a recognized post secondary institution
 Less than 5 years of industry experience in commercial construction
 Understanding of construction methodology and contract types
 Demonstrated proficiency with estimating and scheduling software, including Onscreen takeoff and Microsoft Project
 Ability to communicate effectively with various individuals/stakeholders through both written and verbal communication means
 Strong organizational skills utilizing well-developed time management techniques to meet commitments
 Ability to adapt and respond to changing needs and effectively troubleshoot and resolve issues as they arise
 Strong interpersonal skills with ability to built rapport and build relationships
 Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
 Committed to providing strong customer service both internally and externally
 Flexibility in working periods of overtime and travel to sites on occasion
 Demonstrated commitment and adherence to safety practices
 Must be eligible to work in Canada without sponsorship

Scott Builders Inc. is an employee owned, leading Design-Build Construction Management firm based in Alberta, with projects throughout Western Canada.

Our success has been driven by our people! We provide a collaborative work environment, opportunities for development and growth, as well as a comprehensive compensation package including a competitive salary, benefit and savings plan, and the opportunity to be an owner!

If you would like to join our team, send your resume in confidence to:  We thank everyone for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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