An essential team member in ETRO Construction’s ability to win challenging and game-changing projects, the Intermediate Estimator acts as the critical eye on every detail of a project. Balancing client desires with cost efficiencies, the Intermediate 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 Intermediate 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 Intermediate Estimator:

  • Implements and maintains ETRO systems and procedures in relation to estimating

  • Performs general administrative and recordkeeping functions

  • Contacts trades and suppliers regarding invitations, pricing, addenda and tender/bid closings

  • 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

  • Assists in the selection and maintenance of subcontractors within a database

  • Provides guidance for non-estimating personnel on their estimating related requirements

  • Provides technical training to subordinates

  • Is actively aware of costs related to own work and associated projects, provides input to the estimating team on all financial cost matters

  • Reviews bid / tender documents and assesses potential risk

  • 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


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 thought leader who thinks ahead of the curve and spots 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 high quality 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:

  • 5+ 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 and Passive House in an asset


Our priority is our people; creating an environment where our team members, external contractors and even our clients can thrive. Here’s what we offer to make sure every ETRO team member is taken care of:

  • Programs and opportunities to continuously develop personally and professionally; dedicated training and development budgets to help evolve your skills

  • A culture where every individual’s voice is respected, requested, encouraged and heard

  • Recognition programs to celebrate and congratulate excellence in the workplace

  • Mentorship in all directions; team members are encouraged to share their insights with individuals at all levels in the business

  • A team committed to community stewardship and creating opportunities to give back

  • An environment of deep commitment to quality work, and as deep a commitment to celebration amongst team members

  • And yes...full time work, comprehensive benefits, and competitive pay, too.


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. To apply, send your resume and a statement that tell us why you’re the one we’re looking for to Please note: we will only respond to emails from candidates we are interested in pursuing further conversation with.

We so look forward to hearing from you.