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Posted date [Aug-11-17]  (ID: 92988)
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Cardel Lifestyles was created in 2000 to bring our signature quality and value to townhome and condominium buyers. Currently we are Calgary’s top multi-family home builder, thanks to our customers and a product line that’s a cut above the rest. In 2016, Cardel Lifestyles was named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the second year in a row. 

We are currently looking for an experienced Estimator to join our growing team. Reporting to the Estimating Manager, the Estimator would be responsible for (but not limited to):

  • Assisting the Estimating Manager in administering tenders, contracts, and purchase orders
  • Working closely with VP of Construction & Estimating Manager to ensure all trade and supplier contracts are in place prior to commencement of work
  • Reviewing drawings for accuracy, construction efficiency, cost savings and to determine scope of work
  • Thoroughly screening and selecting new trades and suppliers
  • Preparing final estimate summaries, analyzing each section for scope, pricing and completeness
  • Maintaining files of working documents as back-up for estimate figures, including current and accurate information on prices from suppliers
  • Ensuring that purchase orders and change orders are accurately created and provided to trade partners
  • Reviewing tender documents (including drawings, scopes of work etc.)
  • Distributing finalized tender packages and manage the tender process
  • Being the main point of contact with trades regarding the tender process and/or contract related questions
  • Evaluating tenders and creating sign-off analysis for the Estimating Manager’s review
  • Contract Management (contract Compilation, administration, scanning/saving contract documents and distribution of final contracts to applicable trades)
  • Ensuring continuous improvement to base budgets and job costs by compiling and categorizing research
  • Distributing information to our trade partners and construction staff in an effective and timely manner
  • Completing research on new and innovative product and construction practices
  • Providing vacation coverage and assist the Design coordinator during peak times
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Post-Secondary Education in Estimating, Architectural Technologies or related area of studies
  • 3-5 years of previous estimating experience (preferably in multi-family construction)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word & Outlook
  • Proficient with take-off software such as Bluebeam Revu
  • Familiar with Timberline Accounting Software
  • Strong attention to detail skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Able to work independently and in a team environment
  • Able to consistently meet changing deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong ability to develop interpersonal relationships with internal staff and external trades/suppliers
  • Proficient negotiation, problem solving, conflict resolution, and customer service skills
  • Ability to provide innovative solutions and recommendations

Our values and policies promote teamwork, innovation, long-term employment, and work-life balance. As a family, oriented, community minded company Cardel Lifestyles offers many benefits including: flex days and flexible work schedules; health insurance; team building and reward activities; and career growth. Do not miss this exciting opportunity to work with an award-winning team! To apply for this position please email your resume and cover letter.

Job Title Estimator-Multi-Family
Company Name Cardel Lifestyles
Category Category -> Construction / Facilities
Job Type Job Type -> Full-Time
Location Calgary
Area Area -> Calgary (General)