Senior Estimator – Construction

  • Senior Estimator - Construction

    Edmonton, AB


    Lock Search Group is proud to be working with an Industry leading organization within the construction and development field.  Our client, Clark Builders, works on Schools, Higher Education, Social Purpose Housing, Public Buildings, Seniors Living and Mixed-use Commercial/Residential projects, and their experienced team can confidently deliver a wide range of services. Clark Builders actively works in all manner of contract forms, including Stipulated Sum, Construction Management, and Design-Build as well as innovative and emerging forms such as Integrated Project Delivery


    Jay Pinniger or Lock Search Group is currently looking to find a Senior Estimator’s to join Clark Builders Edmonton Team.  This dynamic organization offers a fantastic work environment with many desirable perks to keeps it workforce engaged.  They’re proud of the culture they have developed and looking to add a new member to their team.  


    The position involves delivering Preconstruction Estimating Services to aid the Business Development and Estimating division. The chosen applicant will be engaged in tasks such as creating Conceptual Budgets, Design-Build Proposals, and Hard Estimates. These responsibilities encompass quantity takeoffs, unit pricing, and Sub-Contractor pricing. Through providing assistance to fellow Estimating team members and fostering solid connections, the Estimator plays a crucial role within the Project Team.




    • Evaluate and analyze quotes and awards from Sub-Contractors/Suppliers for tender submissions
    • Cultivate and nurture relationships with Sub-Contractors/Suppliers by engaging in networking and participating in construction association events, among other activities
    • Confirm the participation of invited Sub-Contractors/Suppliers in quoting processes through effective follow-up
    • Manage, process, and distribute various documents, drawings, and Tender Packages as necessary for the team
    • Maintain a database of unit prices and productivity knowledge
    • Generate precise and comprehensive estimates
    • Engage in Project Team meetings
    • Partake in initiatives offered inhouse by Clark Builders and the Career Progression plan to enhance personal growth and knowledge base
    • Attend mandatory training courses as directed by leadership
    • Adhere to the established policies and procedures 
    • Lead or support activities related to tender closings
    • Discern building materials and potential design alternatives to reduce costs or save time
    • Formulate work scopes for Sub-Contractors to be utilized in tendering processes
    • Recognize bonding and insurance prerequisites
    • Comprehend and integrate client's specifications into cost estimations
    • Visualize final products with minimal project information


    • Over 8 years of Estimating experience
    • Post Secondary Education with a focus on Engineering or Architecture (C.E.T comparable qualifications)
    • Familiarity or comprehension of lean thinking principles
    • Proficiency in implementing continuous enhancement
    • Shows proficiency in contributing to team success.
    • Thrives in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Mastery in utilizing Estimating software (InEight) with the skill to operate and comprehend the acquired data
    • Familiarity with scheduling software (MS Project, P6) and proficiency in constructing precise schedules
    • Aptitude for performing accurate quantity takeoffs both manually and electronically
    • Exhibit professional communication skills in both verbal and written formats


    Clark Builders is offering competitive salary packages, a comprehensive benefits package, and a dynamic work environment that comes with many perks.  If this sounds interesting and you’re a construction professional with an Estimating or Engineering background looking to join an industry leader apply today.

     To apply directly please send your resume to Jay Pinniger (Recruitment Consultant) at 

    Thank you in advance for your interest, only individuals deemed to have the skill set and experience to fit the role will be contacted. 

    Lock Search Group is a National Executive Recruitment firm with 11 offices in Canada and one in the United States, a staff of more than 30 Consultants and Associates, and expertise in 11 major disciplines. Our mission is to provide exceptional Recruitment and Consulting Services to clients and candidates. We apply our experience and expertise to deliver solutions with a personalized approach that focuses on clients’ needs and candidates’ goals. 


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