• Location: Coquitlam, British Columbia
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #10691
  • Salary: CA$100,000 Per Hour

Matchbox Consulting Group is seeking an Estimator on behalf of our client- a construction company known for their diverse portfolio of projects, including water related infrastructure projects and federal government projects. They are known for providing exceptional quality and customer service to their clients.

This individual will be responsible for preparing and coordinating complete estimates, primarily focusing on infrastructure and industrial, in both public and private sector markets throughout Canada. 


  • Review proposal specifications, drawings, attend pre-bid meetings to determine scope of work and required contents of estimate
  • Select vendors and/or subcontractors and determine cost effectiveness of projects to be bid
  • Perform Risk and Contract Management responsibilities as required
  • Prepare discipline estimates by calculating complete takeoff of scope of work
  • Consult with clients, vendors and other stakeholders to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve ant potential issues
  • Review design options and recommend best solution based on cost, engineering quality or availability of materials
  • Review list of work to be performed by subcontractors
  • Review final estimate and apply strategic cost factors where necessary
  • Monitor client changes and advise the estimating team of all changes in scope during the estimate period
  • Follow awarded contracts as assigned – may include estimating extra work items, change orders, credits
  • Advise on major changes in scope of work and monitor actual cost to estimated cost
  • Search, analyze and communicate to the team options for the most effective means and methods of construction
  • Prepare bids, select vendors and/or subcontractors and determine cost effectiveness of projects to be bid


  • 5 + years’ relevant experience estimating in the civil construction industry
  • A University Degree or College Diploma in Engineering or Construction Management or a combination of education and industry experience
  • A proven track record of project coordination and team collaboration
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills
  • A passion and drive for building relationships
  • Strong computer skills with estimation software and an enthusiasm for innovation
  • Knowledge of the market


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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