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Collaborative Structures Limited
Cambridge ON

Position Overview

As an Estimator , you will work both individually as well as part of a small team to develop detailed construction estimates / budgets for various industrial, commercial, institutional, and residential projects.


  • Review contract document to identify project scope.
  • Review supplementary conditions to identify areas of risk.
  • Prepare subcontractor bid lists and solicit subcontractor quotations.
  • Perform detailed project takeoffs.
  • Prepare detailed cost estimates for work performed by own forces.
  • Write/review detailed subcontractor scopes of work.
  • Develop detailed budgets for work performed by subcontractors.
  • Ensure each estimate receives adequate trade coverage.
  • Review subcontractor quotes for scope gap.
  • Prepare/review detailed general conditions estimates for each project being bid/budgeted.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of historical data.
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with vendors and subcontractors.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities :

  • Work in a team environment
  • Knowledge of digital takeoff software
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office
  • Exemplary planning and time management skills
  • Ability to prioritize daily workload
  • High level verbal and written communications skills

Education and Experience:

  • Diploma or degree in engineering, construction science/management or relevant field.


  • Independent worker with the ability to deal with highly sensitive and confidential information exercising diplomacy and tact.
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism.

Working Conditions:

  • Office environment including sitting at a desk for extender period of times.
  • Occasional attendance on construction sites with exposure to dust, mud, heat, cold, inclement weather conditions and construction debris.
  • Flexibility in working hours to meet project demands.
  • Extensive reading of drawings and specifications.
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Collaborative Structures Limited

Collaborative Structures Limited provides construction management, general contracting, and design-build services within southwestern Ontario.