Construction Estimator


DC&F is a full-service construction management firm based in North York Ontario which services the southwestern Ontario area. Our primary area of focus is mid rise multi-residential condominium and apartment projects varying from 10 million to 60 million dollars in value which make up 80% of the company’s work. Additionally, DC&F conducts mid to large renovations for various commercial applications including the medical offices, sales centers, office spaces and other commercial fit up projects.

DC&F is currently searching for an experienced and qualified estimator to join our team.

No. of Vacancies
Specific Skills
Prepare estimates of probable costs of materials, labour and equipment, and subcontracts for construction projects based on contract bids, quotations, schematic drawings and specifications Advice on tendering procedures, examine and analyze tenders, recommend tender awards and conduct negotiations Establish and maintain tendering processes Set up cost monitoring and reporting systems and procedures Prepare and maintain a directory of suppliers, contractors and subcontractors Liaise, consult and communicate with engineers, architects, owners, contractors and subcontractors Analyze drawings and specifications. Understand contractual terms and conditions. Including contents of CCDC contracts. Assemble accurate and well organized estimates and proposals in a timely manner for Stipulated Price, Design-Build and Construction/Project Management formatted projects. Provide clear detailed quantity take offs. Organize sub-contractors quotations, negotiate to insure quotes meet contract documents and issue proper documented purchase orders. Provide and maintain unit pricing and database for material and labour costing. Formulate cost break down from estimates and for project progress. Applicant requirements
Responsible For
Explore documentation in order to gain a deep understanding of the project requirements Select, measure and track important metrics Visit sites to conduct estimates as required Perform complex analysis of collected data and metrics Analyze and evaluate quotations and proposals Build and maintain long-term relationships with subcontractors and vendors
Additional Requirements
We are serious about what we do but we like to have fun with it. If you like dealing with interesting projects with challenges and don’t want to put up strip malls and suburban housing until the end of time, apply. If your mind is flexible and wants to explore a better way of doing things, apply. If you love construction, if you can think of one thousand ways to build a structure, if you want a place where you can apply your knowledge and make meaningful suggestions, please do apply.
Job Nature
Full Time
Educational Requirements

Minimum 5 years experience in estimating full projects for multi residential buildings Knowledge of CCDC contracts and how to write them Experienced at writing trade specific scopes of work Proficient at analyzing drawings, specifications and reports (geotechnical reports, DSS reports etc.) Ability to analyze and make recommendations on changes to drawings, specifications etc. to value engineer projects. Strong communication skills Working at DC&F This is the part of the posting where I tell you what our company is like. This is where we demonstrate our values, honesty, integrity, respect & fairness. We treat everyone that works with us like family. We are a hard working company that wants to get things done and built. We don’t micromanage people until they want to pull their hair out, nor do we leave our staff with no direction or support. We understand that success on the job site starts with setting our staff up success from the beginning.

Experience Requirements
Job Location
$65,000.00-$85,000.00 per year
Other Benefits
Monday to Friday Supplemental pay types: Bonus pay  
Job Level
Sr. Position

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