All Professional Trades Inc. is a growing General Contracting company located at Leslie / 407, specializing in the interior renovation of Multi-Residential High-Rise Properties and Commercial Tenant Build-outs across Southern-Ontario. We are seeking an ambitious Senior Estimator to join our team full time.


All Professional Trades Inc., is comprised of dynamic, driven, and creative professionals. Our work space is an open concept, clean and functional with fully equipped kitchens. We work hard to create a warm and friendly environment. Our company values its relationship with its employees, giving plenty of perks such as annual golf tournaments, company parties, appreciation breakfast’s, office snacks, and charity events (chosen by employees), to name a few. We are dedicated to creating a culture you are excited to be a part of.


Senior Estimator


We are looking for an experienced estimator to join our team in a managerial capacity. This individual will be responsible for leading the estimating department from start to finish, identifying areas for improvement and making modifications as seen fit. This individual will be responsible for coordinating and participating in the preparation of all estimates that are provided by the Estimating Department. Manages and is responsible for all estimating functions that may be required during pre-construction including value engineering, alternative and comparative studies.




The Responsibilities and Duties



  • Review quantity take-offs, analysis, estimate, and studies for all items incorporated in the assigned scope.


  • Review drawings, specifications and all other construction documents. Make senior management aware of design-related problems, completeness of documents and other potential risks.


  • Prepare estimates of labor and/or material costs.


  • Prepare bids, select vendors and/or subcontractors and determine cost effectiveness of projects to be bid.


  • Prepare estimates for general expenses and overheads.


  • Project cash flow and financing requirements.


  • Estimate pre-contract costs.


  • Utilize quantity take-off procedures.


  • Advise on tendering procedures.


  • Analyze tenders and recommend awards.


  • Set up cost monitoring and reporting systems.


  • Monitor and adjust contract expenditures.


  • Liaise, consult and communicate with engineers, architects, owners, contractors and subcontractors on changes, potential problems and adjustments to cost estimates.


  • Ensure strict adherence to safety, Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC), ethics and compliance requirements at all times.


  • Evaluate and analyze subcontractor proposals.


  • Analyze cost data, unit prices, back-page costs, and information that can be developed and used as a “rule of thumb” for all building systems estimated costs.


  • Develop, consult, communicate and enhance owner, architect, subcontractor and vendor relations.


  • Review schedules, proposal specifications, drawings, attend pre-bid meetings to determine scope of work and required contents of estimate.


  • Coordinate / Organize estimating team to prepare bids, select vendors and/or subcontractors and determine cost (effectiveness) of projects to be bid.


  • Perform Risk and Contract Management responsibilities as required.


  • Review and incorporate historical data from purchase orders, subcontracts, productivity analysis reports, etc. into the estimate.


  • Prepare (discipline estimates by calculating) complete quantity take off based on scope of work.


  • Review design options and recommend best solutions based on cost, engineering quality or availability of materials.


  • Establish and review list of work to be performed by subcontractors.


  • Review final estimate and apply strategic cost factors where necessary.


  • Monitor client changes and advise the estimating team of all changes in scope during the estimate period.


  • Follow awarded contracts as assigned – may include estimating extra work items, change orders, credits.


  • Advise on major changes in scope of work and monitor actual cost to estimated cost.


  • Upon project completion, conduct debriefing with estimating, engineering and production teams to discuss positive and negative aspects of the project.





The Qualifications and Skills







  • Liaising and Networking


  • Advising and Consulting


  • Negotiating and Adjudicating


  • Oral and Written




  • Planning


  • Projecting Outcomes


  • Analyzing Information




  • Liaising and Networking







  • Knowledge of building construction, materials, systems, market conditions, trade practices. Must have conceptual ability to work with minimum information and quickly develop an understanding of the owner/architect requirements. Should demonstrate imaginative, innovative and succinct approach to a project.


  • Complete knowledge of the estimating documents and the ability to provide accurate qualitative and quantitative analysis of the documents.


  • Must be able to multitask and meet established deadlines.


  • Certification by the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors is seen as an asset.


  • Minimum of 5 years’ of estimating experience least 5 years in an estimating capacity.


  • Technical knowledge and experience design-build.


  • Thorough knowledge (ideally with hands-on application) in the construction field with Multi-residential high-rise buildings.


  • Previous experience and/or willingness to lead and mentor estimators is preferred.




Equal Employment Opportunity



All Professional Trades Inc., is committed to the principle of Equal Employment Opportunities for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions, including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge at All Professional Trades Inc. are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to any status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. All Professional Trades Inc. will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of those characteristics. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at




Job Type: Full-time


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