Jr. Estimator

Location: Rockton, ON, CAN (HAMILTON)

Employment Type: Full Time, Regular

Position Title: Jr. Estimator

Company Profile

Calibre Concrete was originally founded in 1997 as John's Concrete Forming. In 2014, John's Concrete Forming re-branded as Calibre Concrete to better represent the type of service and product offered in order to produce perfectly crafted concrete while functioning as a valuable partner in larger industrial, commercial, and residential projects.

Calibre Concrete is looking to add a new Jr. Estimator to its team. We offer:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Benefits (medical and dental)
  • Group Retirement Savings Plan (GRSP)

Position Summary

Reporting to the Estimator/Detailer, prepare take off and submit cost estimates for concrete construction projects.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Consult with Homeowners, Architects, Designers, Builders, Foremen and Site Supervisors to gather and confirm details, formulate and submit estimates and resolve issues
  • Confer with Clients and other professionals on changes and adjustments to cost estimates
  • Develop detailed shop drawings for awarded projects using Computer Assisted Design software
  • Submit forming/concrete shop drawings for customer approvals, prepare required revisions and liaise with Customers or Professionals to ensure accuracy and completion
  • Assist with obtaining pricing/quotes and availability of raw materials and supplies
  • Manage own time to ensure estimates and drawings are completed on schedule while meeting deadlines for multiple projects
  • Make recommendations to streamline processes and positively impact profitability
  • Keep abreast of industry and trade standards and trends
  • Perform other duties as required by directors

Position Specifications (Qualifications)

Education / Knowledge / Experience

  • Post-secondary education in Engineering or Construction Technology or a similar concentration or equivalent experience
  • Experience or knowledge of the construction industry; exposure to concrete is an asset
  • Knowledge of construction materials, methods and equipment
  • Experience reading drawings and/or preparing estimates within the Construction industry
  • Experience with Computer Assisted Design (CAD) software, Adobe and Bluebeam is asset
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite, email and internet

Skills and Abilities

  • Customer service focused
  • Mathematically inclined
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Well-developed time management skills; managing multiple projects with competing deadlines
  • Self-directed
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills; listening, oral, written and read
  • Business acumen
  • Driver's license, clean driver's abstract and own transportation are required as well as ability to drive a Company truck and be covered by fleet insurance
  • Ability to read a map and deal with traffic

Personal Attributes

  • Patient and tactful
  • Personable, reasonable and approachable
  • Positive attitude

Environment / Working Conditions

Work Environment

  • Casual office environment and/or work sites
  • Required to travel to work sites occasionally
  • Own vehicle or company truck

Physical Demands

  • High level of concentration
  • Deal with constant interruptions
  • Use of technology (phone, computers, programs, peripherals) for extended periods of time
  • Sitting for long periods of time
  • Driving in all weather and traffic conditions


  • Salary
  • Benefits
  • Retirement Savings

Visit www.calibreconcrete.ca and https://www.instagram.com/calibreconcrete/ to see some of the work we do.

To apply, please complete this survey.

Before submitting the survey, please email a copy of your resume to careers@calibreconcrete.ca. Be sure to include your full name and the position you are applying for in the subject of the email.

We thank you for your expressed interest and wish to inform that only successful candidates will be contacted.