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Estimator Construction

BLT Construction Services Inc.

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted May 20, 2018.

Job Description

Keys to Success

  • Estimating experience through education, Co-op placement and/or experience with a North American General Contractor
  • Experience working on ICI projects, particularly restauraunt, retail, and/or hotel

At BLT Construction, our Estimators coordinate all aspects of estimating for BLT projects acting as both Construction Manager and General Contractor.

General Requirements

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with employees at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to work in and support a strong team concept but have the ability and insight to work independently
  • Be “Results oriented”
  • Present oneself as professional, innovative, creative, and a self-starter
  • Foster a positive and professional work environment both onsite and in the office with trades and co-workers
  • Manage projects profitably as it relates to BLT’s bottom line.

    Be creative and ensure BLT’s profitability is maximized.

Estimating Specific

  • Process contract drawings and specifications and make sure that the building is built in accordance with these documents
  • Prepare estimate documentation and execute the “bid” process with designated sub trades
  • Ability to prepare Class C Construction Cost Estimate at the end of Schematic Design Phase
  • Ability to prepare Class B Construction Cost Estimate at the end of Design Development Phase
  • Assist Project Manager in preparing a Cash Control Program and prepare a Cash Flow Forecast for the project
  • Update the Class B Construction Cost Estimate at defined inters of Construction Documents completion
  • Prepare a Class A Construction Cost Estimate at the end of the Construction Document Phase
  • Update Cash Flows forecast for the project
  • Develop methods of solicitation for Subcontractors and distribution of addenda
  • Prepare and prequalify criteria for Subcontractors and Suppliers as required by Project Manager
  • Review for completeness and coordinate all bid documents for the solicitation of competitive bids for the work to be performed by subcontractors
  • Prepare competitive analyses of Bids and relate this back to the budget allotted
  • Prepare and update the Construction Cost and cash flow forecasts in accordance with the Project budget
  • Ensure Contract Documents reflect Addendums issued
  • Maintain Trade Tender list by CSI division


  • Meet with Project Managers, Owners and Architects in a professional manner and have the ability to communicate effectively both the concerns and best interests of the company
  • Instil a positive working relationship with the Owner and Architect to encourage repeat business
  • Co-ordinate, manage and communicate with all subcontractors and effectively deal with problems such as delivery, labour, schedule and payment disputes
  • Understand BLT’s Occupational Health and Safety Policies and assist Site Superintendents and Project Managers in the execution of BLT’s policies
  • Maintain a good working knowledge of trade unions, their agreements and stipulations as it relates to pricing of work

Secondary Functions:

  • Any reasonable requests by management are valid job assignments

Company DescriptionFor over 20 years BLT has been providing construction and design build services in the retail, restaurant and hospitality sector and have built a reputation as being a leader in these sectors. We take pride in our long history of delivering successful projects, strong relationships with high performing vendors, executing some award winning projects in partnership with our clients and consultants.