• Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #10029
  • Salary: CA$105,000.00 Per Hour

MatchBox Consulting Group is seeking an Estimator on behalf of our client- a very well-established design-build construction company. Our client has a strong track record of delivering successful residential, commercial, institutional and industrial projects.

The individual will work closely with the development, design, and construction teams to ensure proactive constructability, costing and profitability of projects. They will proactively manage the estimate process, estimate, and trade tendering strategies and contacts and assist the in-house design and construction teams by providing cost information during all stages of the project.


  • Understand and collaborate to establish unit costs, labour rates, productivity factors and location impacts with the estimating team

  • Prepare quantity take-offs and estimates, including preparation of estimates for conceptual designs

  • Review and compare estimates of construction costs through all estimating phases to prior estimates for variances and changes. Adjust future estimates to reflect actual costs through design processes 

  • Conduct materials and pricing research

  • Assist in maintaining preferred vendor, supplier, trade and estimating databases

  • Identify at risk trades and work with design and construction teams to understand project performance and capability post projects

  • Compile information from development and design teams to create complete trade bid packages, as well as collaborate with and lead construction team tenders

  • Create tender document packages and manage tender issue and budget information for issue

  • Manage trade bid packages including production/compiling of addendums 

  • Create budgets, including order of magnitudes and Class D to A

  • Identify and manage cost savings necessary to ensure budgets are controlled

  • Create preliminary schedules 

  • Present budgets and conduct review meetings with internal and external clients 

  • Track design changes with associated pricing feedback throughout lifecycle of budgeting 

  • Assemble general conditions and general requirements budgets, to be presented to project team stakeholders

  • Report on building statistics and revisions to statistics through the lifecycle of the design



  • A minimum of 3-5 years of construction experience in a similar role

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in Construction, Project Management or related field

  • Experience and knowledge of various types of construction, including tenant improvements, light industrial, commercial and residential 

  • Advanced Excel, MS Project and Quantity Take Off software skills to prepare budgets and schedule

  • Ability to learn and use where necessary BIM 360 suite of software relating to your estimating responsibilities and DESTINI software

  • An understanding of various building types, traditional subcontractor work scopes,. construction systems and methods, construction specifications, tendering practices and contract types

  • Strong analytical, mathematical and spatial thinking necessary to do material and labour estimates and interpret job cost reports

  • Proven ability to read and interpret building specifications and drawings


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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