Position Available for Junior Estimator

By April 29, 2019 job-posting

Canadian Waterfront Services in Hillsdale, ON seeks qualified Junior Estimator

Company Profile:

CWS is a fast-growing waterfront construction company based in Hillsdale, ON with much of our work being seen across the shores of Georgian Bay. We offer comprehensive waterfront construction services from floating dock systems, boathouses, steel shore work, and landscaping to full concept construction. We are certified installers for Almita Helical Screw Piles and the exclusive NyDock Floating Docks dealer for Georgian Bay and surrounding inland lakes. We pride ourselves in the quality of our work, client relationships and word-of-mouth referrals. Apply today to join our fast-growing company.


Key Requirements:

  • Minimum 2 years of similar work experience (other relevant experience considered)
  • Proven ability to work under pressure, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Attention to detail, mathematical, analytical skills and accuracy
  • Proficiency using MS Office and Excel
  • Experience with estimating software
  • Service-oriented with ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to build positive working relationships with internal and external clients
  • Ability to set priorities and exercise flexibility where necessary
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints, schematics, and construction documents
  • Excellent communications skills – oral and written
  • AR or AZ restricted license an asset
  • Boat license or SVOP an asset
  • Knowledge of South East Georgian Bay and surrounding lakes an asset
  • General construction labor skills and design skills an asset


  • Assist and coordinate the preparation of full-cost estimates on conceptual, design-build, or general tender for a variety of projects
  • In preparation of full cost estimates, will interpret documentation, specifications and design drawings to define scope/contents of the estimates
  • Assist with review and analysis of bid packages from subcontractors
  • Assists in preparation with negotiations, contract clarifications, consultants, clients, vendors and subcontractors
  • In preparation for close out estimate, the Junior Estimator is accountable for analyzing each section for scope, pricing and clarifications
  • Responsible for maintaining large working files as supporting documentation for estimating figures including current, accurate information on prices from vendors through exclusive contact, pre-existing price lists, etc.
  • Indirectly responsible to assist Senior Estimator and support staff on an ongoing basis
  • Prepare cost of projects and associated permit applications
  • Assist with on-site construction, if qualified

To Apply:

  • Submit a resume detailing your experience and cover letter explaining why you would be a great fit to jackie@canadianwaterfrontservices.com


Starting at $20-25/hr based on experience