Estimating Manager

Vancouver, BC


As ETRO’s Estimating Manager, you will play a pivotal role in the development of cost estimates and the coordination of proposals for assigned estimating projects. Reporting to the Director of Estimating, you will be responsible for providing area-specific forecasts and reporting project status to upper management. Managing multiple bids and serving as a liaison between the estimating team and upper management will be key aspects of your role. As an Estimating Manager, effective communication is key. Navigating different aspects of the business and working closely with subcontractors, clear communication is vital for creating winning bids and fostering long-term relationships with key stakeholders.


Here’s what you’ll get up to as the Estimating Manager:

  • Develop cost estimates and coordinate proposals for assigned estimating projects.
  • Provide area specific forecasts and report projects status.
  • Manage multiple bids and perform as liaison between estimating team and upper management.
  • Revise estimates and implement required changes.
  • Maintain client relations by being lead contact of proposals for clients.
  • Monitor and ensure bid format meets clients standards.
  • Evaluate Customer Request for Tender/Bid/Quotation documents.
  • Identify and learn customer requirements for bid purposes.
  • Coordinate bid inputs from all organizational departments.
  • Coordinate with subcontractors to receive input on pricing on labour, materials and other costs.
  • Participate in pre and post bid meetings as required.
  • Perform as liaison for Project Management when tender is awarded and becomes a job.
  • Review, provide feedback and evaluate performance of Estimators and Sr. Estimators.
  • Market ETRO’s services to existing and potential clients.


If we were to ask, people would describe you as:

  • A self-starter able to prioritize effectively; works well either independently or in a group.
  • A person of integrity, accountability, teamwork, innovation who’s committed to growth.
  • Motivated to find a solution when confronted by a problem - no matter the size.
  • One who seeks ways to do things better; eagerly activates and embraces change.
  • Curious, collaborative, passionate and extremely detail oriented (it’s a passion thing).
  • A creative thinker whose mind works ahead of the curve; history of spotting trends.
  • A steward of your community; committed to giving back and serving others.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment; effectively manages workload to meet deadlines while remaining results oriented and delivering exceptional work.


On top of your passion to work in a growing business full of professionals in the trade, here’s what we’re looking for:

  • 10+ Years progressive related construction experience with a focus on estimating of multi-family residential and commercial projects
  • University Degree in Engineering/Construction Management or Technology Diploma
  • A developed technical knowledge of modern construction practices, techniques and equipment
  • Proficiency in and understanding of construction documents with the ability to assess their completeness
  • Knowledge of construction costs and budgets, ability to develop project schedules
  • Strong computer skills; experience with MS Office and related estimating software
  • Knowledge of BIM modeling, Revit, AutoCAD, LEED
  • Effective organizational skills, strong work ethic and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated skill to identify and solve problems in a prompt and decisive manner


At ETRO, our number one priority is our people. This means creating an environment and culture where our team members can thrive. Here’s a brief glimpse of what we offer to ensure that every ETRO team member is taken care of:

  • Programs and opportunities to continuously improve and develop skills, both personally and professionally, through an internal mentorship program and paid training.
  • Recognition programs to celebrate and congratulate excellence in the workplace.
  • A comprehensive Benefits Program.
  • A focus on health and wellness, including $500 a year towards fitness/movement related classes, passes, and memberships.
  • RRSP Matching Plan.
  • Support for team members growing their families with a generous Parental Leave Policy.
  • A team committed to community stewardship, with frequent opportunities to give back through our ETRO Gives Program. This allows employees to automatically deduct a charitable donation of their desired amount from their paycheque towards chosen charities, which is then matched by ETRO.
  • Two paid volunteer days per year. 
  • The option to enjoy Flex Friday’s during the summer season.
  • The opportunity to join and take part in our Social, Sustainability, Lean, and Health & Wellness committees.

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