This job posting has expired and no longer is available. Please explore other opportunities.

Senior Estimator

Burnaby, BC


An essential team member in ETRO Construction’s ability to win challenging and game-changing projects, the Senior Estimator acts as the critical eye on every detail of a project. Balancing client desires with cost efficiencies, the Senior Estimator is a self-starter with exceptional planning skills, able to make complex decisions with often limited information. With a role that spans numerous aspects of the business and is highly connected to sub-trades, communication becomes the Senior Estimator’s greatest strength as they navigate and create bids that win and relationships that foster meaningful, long term relationships with all key stakeholders.


Here’s what you’ll get up to as the Senior Estimator:

  • Produces quantity take-offs for all areas of the estimate as directed, while ensuring the takeoff is well notated for hand-over to the project team and includes safety and security requirements required by ETRO policies and applicable legislation.
  • Develops complete estimates on selected projects consisting of project site visit, quantity take-off, pricing, and presentation of the estimate for management review.
  • Develops the schedule on which the estimate is built based, requests input from the project team and the various trades required.
  • Contacts trades and suppliers regarding invitations, pricing, addenda and tender/bid closings.
  • Provides guidance for non-estimating personnel on their estimating related requirements.
  • Provides technical training to subordinates and members of the Estimating team.
  • Is actively aware of costs related to own work and associated projects, provides input to the project team on all financial cost matters.
  • Reviews bid / tender documents for scope of work development and assesses potential risks.
  • Interfaces and communicates effectively (written and oral) with the estimating team, with all levels of management, clients and industry contacts; contacts and develops business relationships with subcontractors and suppliers for pricing within estimates.
  • Implements and maintains ETRO systems and procedures in relation to estimating.
  • Assists in the selection and maintenance of subcontractors within a database.
  • Performs general administrative and recordkeeping functions.


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:

  • 8+ years in estimating and related construction experience with a diverse project portfolio with experience in Multi-Family Residential and Ground-Up Commercial construction. Knowledge in Tenant Improvements is also an asset. 
  • University Degree in Engineering/Construction Management or Technology Diploma.
  • Ability in creation of conceptual estimates, budget estimates, order of magnitude estimates, and hard tender estimates.
  • 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.
  • Complete comprehension and experience with tendering, scoping and bid leveling of Construction Divisions 2 through 16.
  • Knowledge of construction costs and budgets, ability to develop project schedules.
  • Expertise with Takeoff Software, On-Screen Takeoff or similar estimating software.
  • Experience with G-Suite, and MS Office with a primary basis in Google Sheets. 
  • Knowledge of BIM modeling, Revit, AutoCAD, LEED and Passive House is an asset.


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.


Thank you for considering us as the next team you elevate. If you couldn’t stop nodding as you read this, if your pulse quickened, or if we’ve hit the nail on the head (pardon the pun) for the career opportunity you’re seeking, we’d love to hear from you.

Please note, this is not a remote position. It is based in our office in Burnaby, BC.

To apply, send your resume and no more than two sentences that tell us why you’re the one we’re looking for to

Subscribe to Job Alerts