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Chief Estimator

Vancouver, BC

Urban One – Construction Reimagined


Are you looking to make a difference at work and turn ideas into action? Do you love seeing your efforts realized and buildings come to life? We want to hear from you! Urban One is pushing the boundaries of what is possible and going beyond what is expected. We are a small company driven by big ideas. We are committed to pursuing innovation in the field, delivering unparalleled service to our clients, and executing projects to the highest standards.


Urban One’s success is based on a combination of skill, tenacity and adaptability. Each of our projects begins with the question, “How can we improve this process and build a better building?” The answer requires fostering a “One Team” approach to instill trust and deliver a seamless construction experience.


Are you ready for your next adventure? Join our team. We think you’d look good in orange!


As Urban One’s Chief Estimator, you will play a critical role in leading and overseeing the estimating process for Urban One. Your expertise and strategic thinking will be instrumental in ensuring accurate and competitive bids, maximizing profitability, and driving the success of our projects. You will lead a team of estimators, foster strong relationships with clients, and trade partners and contribute to the grown and innovation of our company.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES                                                       


  • Lead and supervise the estimating team, providing guidance, mentorship, and support to ensure accurate and timely estimates.
  • Develop and implement effective estimation strategies, methodologies, and best practices to enhance efficiency and bid accuracy.
  • Oversee the preparation of detailed cost estimates, take-offs, and material quantity surveys.

Bid Management and Proposal Development:

  • Analyze project requirements and evaluate risk factors to prepare accurate cost estimates.
  • Ensure bid proposals are competitive, financially viable, and aligned with project goals.
  • Present and defend bid proposals to clients, demonstrating a deep understanding of the project and value-added solutions.

Relationship Management:

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with clients, subcontractors, suppliers, and industry professionals.
  • Collaborate with business development to support client engagement efforts.
  • Represent Urban One at industry events to enhance brand visibility and network with potential clients and partners.

Continuous Improvement and Market Analysis:

  • Stay updated on industry trends, market conditions, and emerging.
  • Conduct competitive analysis and benchmarking to ensure organizational competitiveness.
  • Continuously refine and improve estimation tools, software, and processes.


  • Post-Secondary degree or diploma in Civil Engineering or Building Technology or Quantity Surveying.
  • 10+ years of construction estimating.
  • Strong knowledge of objectives impacting estimating, estimating strategies and techniques, and construction contracts.
  • Proficiency in construction estimation software and tools.
  • Strong knowledge of various types of construction methodologies, project management models, financial management, building codes, contract law and relevant legislation.
  • Proven leadership abilities and experiencing managing and developing teams of estimators.
  • Highly organized, detailed-oriented, and able to work effectively under.
  • Confident communication and presentation skills, with the ability to articulate complex concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.



  • Competitive wage and bonus opportunities
  • RRSP matching
  • Health & Dental benefit plans
  • Health & Wellness spending account
  • Professional career development opportunities
  • Social activities

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by the position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and activities required by this position.


Urban One Builders is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We thank all candidates for applying, however, only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.


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