• Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #10823
  • Salary: CA$100,000 Per Hour

On behalf of our client, MatchBox is seeking an Intermediate Estimator with 5+ years of estimating experience, specifically in commercial and institutional projects, to join their Calgary team. Our client has been a Canadian construction leader for over a century and is deeply committed to unlocking human potential and reimagining possibilities.

With a dynamic team of over 5,000 professionals, they offer diverse opportunities for career growth. As an Estimator, you will contribute to their legacy by providing accurate estimates for major projects, collaborating with a supportive team, and fostering long-lasting relationships built on respect and collaboration. Join them in shaping the future of construction in Canada.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Develop estimates according to company procedures, including takeoff and subcontractor pricing.
  • Solicit pricing from subcontractors and suppliers.
  • Analyze project documents, identify risks, and explore competitive strategies.
  • Collaborate with clients or consultants to address project-related issues.
  • Create preliminary construction schedules for pricing purposes.
  • Participate in estimate reviews and tender submissions.
  • Assist in post-tender activities and negotiations.
  • Contribute to project development, including scope definition and value engineering.
  • Maintain databases for labor rates, material pricing, and project costs.
  • Prepare conceptual estimates using historical data.


  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, construction management, or equivalent.
  • Eligible for or have obtained designations like PQS, CET, or P.Eng.
  • Bring more than 5 years of hands-on Estimator experience, including projects exceeding $30+ million.
  • Experience with multiple construction contract types: CM, Design Build and Lump Sum
  • Possess extensive knowledge of estimating techniques, tendering processes, and contract negotiations.
  • Able to interpret construction-related documents, such as plans and specifications.
  • Proficient in estimating software like On-screen Takeoff and software tools like Excel, Word, Outlook, and Bluebeam.
  • Skilled in forging and maintaining positive relationships with various project stakeholders.
  • Capable of managing multiple priorities, working under pressure, and meeting deadlines in a dynamic business environment.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, math, and attention-to-detail skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication (both written and verbal), and organizational abilities.
  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency, flexibility, and a commitment to achieving goals in a fast-paced environment.
  • Collaborative team player with a positive attitude.


About MatchBox

Headquartered in downtown Vancouver and serving clients nationally, MatchBox is one of the leading recruitment and solutions firms that specializes in the fields of IT & Technology, Engineering & Technical, Real Estate & Construction, and Accounting & Finance. We offer unrivalled expertise with our teams extensive experience in the recruitment and professional services industry. We are dedicated to building great connections and creating strong opportunities within the workforce and the labor market.

Equal Opportunities

MatchBox is committed to providing equal opportunities for all applicants. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, including members of minority groups such as racialized individuals, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ individuals, and Indigenous peoples. It is a priority for us that all candidates are treated fairly and without discrimination. Our recruitment teams receive ongoing training on using objective criteria for evaluating candidates and other related topics to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.

Work Permits

Please note that we require all interested candidates to obtain the necessary work permits from the Government of Canada prior to submitting an application.

Further Consideration

We receive a high volume of applications and are only able to contact candidates who are selected for further consideration.

Find out more at www.matchboxhr.com

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