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2/23/2021 8:22:57 AM
Steel Estimator
 Employer     : Canadian Metal Cutters
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 City         : Elmvale Job type:  Career
 Region       : ON Hours   :  Full-Time
 Country      : CA Duration:  Permanent
 Deadline     : 3/31/2021
 Education    : University or above Experience:  2 to 4 years  
 Salary       : $48000.00 to $55000.00
 Description  : Job Description

Job Title – Estimator - Structural, Misc. Metals and Installation

(reporting to the Exec. Director of Estimating and Project Management)

Position Summary –

Perform and prepare documents for all “estimating” of materials involving or related to Division 5 contract – Structural/Misc. Steel Fabrication and Installation projects.
Prepare comprehensive estimates for fabrication and installation of structural and miscellaneous steel projects.
Estimate the installation scope of a project and clearly communicate with Field Supervision as well as the Project Manager detailing the specifics of the project scope.
Provide design build ideas working with the customer as needed when they are looking for custom fabrications or valued engineering.
Communicate clearly to customers regarding details of projects during the bidding process as well as vendors and other suppliers.
Communicate with the management staff regarding the specifics of a project to be bid
Conduct post project reviews with the management team on both positive and negative project outcomes.
Hand off projects to project manager, reviewing all aspects of the scope of work.

Important Qualifications to your Success
3-5 years of experience in steel estimation
Prior experience working in Estimating
Ability to read and comprehend all fabrication and erection drawings either design or shop drawings.
Strong computer skills, prior experience with Microsoft Word and Excel
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal. Background in teaching, training, or instructing others.
Knowledge of FabSuite or other systems for estimating is a strong plus.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The ability to clearly interpret design drawings for the purpose of “taking off” materials during the bid process.
Understanding of project specifications, terms, conditions, inclusions, and exclusions of each estimate.
Compose scope and bid letters for the purpose of selling a project. This is completed by utilizing Template forms with company wide inclusions and exclusions.
To obtain and analyze pricing information during the estimating process from suppliers.
Provide management a full cost breakdown in materials and services of a bidding project prior to offering a project proposal. This is completed by utilizing our estimating templates and software.
Responsible to conduct project overview meetings with the management team.
Assist and communicate with customers on an as needed basis and always at the advisement of the management team, as to avoid any cross communication or confusion with the customer, always Maintaining a team atmosphere when communicating with customers and vendors.
Maintain good relationship within all areas of Canadian Metal Cutters and a positive attitude with employees, customers, and vendors, including but not limited to, other key people connected with the project. Maintain the position of team management when working among other departments.
Position Requirements

Licenses: Current driver’s license and have own transportation.
Minimum 2 years’ experience in steel and manufacturing industry
Working knowledge of AWS/AISC structural codes as well as familiarity of structural codes.
Strong ability to communicate both internally and externally to ensure accurate estimating while maximizing customer satisfaction, quality, and efficiency.
Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and the ability to learn new programs as needed. Experience in Bluebeam, Tekla, FabSuite and ACAD recommended
Ability to clearly communicate Canadian Metal Cutters values and culture to employees at all times.
Leadership qualities and an affirmative attitude, a proponent of teamwork and not one for individual recognition or success
Thorough knowledge of operation techniques as well as the ability to derive the most efficient method of completing a task and workflow.
Foresight to predict problems before they develop.

Working Conditions
Ability to sit or stand for long periods, including large amounts of data entry and use of a computer or other office electronic equipment. Must be able to travel to jobsites, or other locations as needed to evaluate work. In addition, the Estimator may need to work in areas requiring safety glasses, hearing protection and hardhat and safety shoes.
Ability and willingness to work overtime hours as needed to have preparations for smooth execution of quality issues. Those hours may include weekend and evening hours utilizing “in home” or “at facility” work performance. This means that some projects will require a commitment of overtime whether the Estimator works from home or comes into the office for preparation.


Must have a strong understanding of electronics and communication tools.
Must have strong computer skills and an understanding of utilizing planning and management applications via the computer.
Must have a high level of typing skill with the ability to write emails and documents efficiently.
Have a strong personality allowing for the ability to lead and motivate personnel to a high level of efficiency. All while maintaining a personal connection with the employees. Stern but personable.
Practices and comprehends safe work procedures per Company Policy.
Read and interpret maps, instructional manuals, specifications, work site directions, blueprints, written instructions, etc.

If you are selected to receive an offer of employment with our company, your employment may be contingent upon the successful completion of work reference, drug screen and other background checks.

We realize that it takes time and effort to go through our application process and we want to insure you fully understand all aspects regarding this position. We thank you for considering this opportunity with Raser Industries.
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