Estimator - Calgary, AB - JSL66

Estimator - Calgary, AB - JSL66

23 May

23 May



Join the Canacre team in an exciting role working on leading edge infrastructure projects.

We are technical experts in land, energy, and transportation development delivering accurate, innovative, and agile solutions to our partners. We provide land acquisition, geospatial mapping, data management, web-based GIS, community relations, land feasibility studies, and permitting services. Canacre’s clients include developers, large scale service providers, and government entities that are involved in the planning and development of energy projects, rights of way, resources, and infrastructure across Canada and the United States. Canacre works on large-scale wind and solar power projects, high-voltage transmission lines, pipeline projects,

municipal roads projects, and groupings of cellular towers and rooftop antennas.

At Canacre, we act with honesty and integrity within a culture where trust, collaboration, and teamwork flourish. We commit to diversity, inclusivity and the celebration of successes. Our vision is to foster an environment that promotes inspired and empowered team members who make an impact.

The Estimator analyzes proposed scopes of work and schedules to estimate the final budget required to conduct proposed work. The Estimator will be responsible for estimating the cost of labour and expenditures for projects, auditing actual cost of labour and expenses for projects, and developing costing standards and procedures that can be applied to projects. The Estimator will also request input from key stakeholders and subject matter experts to adjust estimates and standards when required.

In Addition, Your Role Will Be To

- Determine the level of effort and hours required for Canacre projects.
- Prepare estimates for all stage gates of work outlined within a scope of work and schedule.

- Prepare proposal specifications and assumptions associated with level of effort.
- Collaborate cross-departmentally on project scope, schedule, and cost analysis.
- Analyze client designs, plans, specifications, milestones, and addendums in preparation of project budgets and schedules.
- Assist in preparing and distributing requests for information to Canacre personnel, clients and subcontractors as required.
- Prepare project workplans and schedules.
- Assist the Pursuits Team to create proposals based on proposed workplans.
- Provide input to project team regarding cost and expenditure statements and forecasts at regular intervals for the duration of a project.
- Provides guidance for invoicing rules in relation to scope of work upon project award.
- Provide input to project team to effectively manage risks that might impact scope, schedule,

and cost estimates.
- Set-up audit frameworks for analysis of actuals to inform future work.
- Work with internal teams, clients, and subcontractors on changes and adjustments to cost estimates.
- Provide recommendation for cost control measures and improvements.


- Post-Secondary degree in Business, Science, Engineering or related program.
- Minimum 3 year relevant professional experience.
- Experience in providing experience in estimations for large infrastructure projects considered an asset.
- Experience in consulting is considered an asset.
- Experience with MS Project is considered an asset.
- Experience with ArcGIS is considered an asset.
- Experience with Google Earth (KML/KMZ) is considered an asset.
- Solid understanding of estimation standards and procedures.

- Proven financial acumen with knowledge of job cost fundamentals and/or accounting.
- Excellent understanding of critical path items and project workflows.
- Proven analytical and planning skills to project outcomes.
- Exceptional accuracy and attention to detail.
- Strong communication skills to understand and communicate both technical and business requirements.
- Self-confidence to work across all levels of an organization to gather information and report results.
- Flexible and adaptable to pivot directions quickly.
- Self-motivated with a positive attitude and a hands-on approach to be involved with the company.
- Proficient in Microsoft Suite: Excel, Word, Access, and Outlook.
- Proficient in CRM or ERP systems.
- Project Management Institute (PMI) accreditations or equivalent are considered an asset.

At Canacre,

our benefits program is one of the ways in which we reinforce the value we place on employees and the role they play in helping us achieve our goals. Canacre offers comprehensive health and dental coverage, paid sick and personal days, and Long-Term Disability. Other benefits include a RRSP employer matching program, discounted Goodlife corporate membership, flexible work arrangement and a variety of wellness programs.

Given the volume of applications we typically receive, we are unable to respond to all applicants, however, you will be contacted if your experience is a suitable match. No phone calls please.

A condition of employment is a current valid criminal background check. We will require consent to submit a criminal background check on your behalf.

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