Building Construction Estimator


At Carlson Construction, we hire great attitudes backed with experience!  We have 90 years’ experience constructing quality buildings; and constructing great careers! With a focus on building leaders, we empower our people to grow personally and professionally.  We encourage opportunities to further an employee’s education and training.  We offer competitive remuneration and benefits from Health and Dental, to RRSP matching.  We provide employees with work life balance, fun events, and opportunities to get involved with the work we do in our communities.  We have 9+ decades of legacy and commitment to our people.

We have an amazing opportunity for a competent Building Construction Estimator in our Edmonton office!  Reporting to our Senior Estimator, you will support and enhance our team of Estimators in Edmonton, on projects across Alberta. You will work closely with our Project Development Team, Pre-construction and Operations departments by supporting their needs related to Estimating.  We are proud to have an especially collaborative team and we’re looking for a very competent estimating individual who is experienced, knowledgeable, who leads by example and who has a proven track record. You will undertake your own estimates (with support, when required). As well, you will help achieve the company’s objectives by estimating an exciting variety of building projects.

Specifically, the Estimator will:

  • Attend work every day to work with Carlson’s Estimating team members – to strategize about our “win plan” and then to fulfill it!
  • Quickly and effectively problem-solve and make decisions under tight timelines.
  • Abide by department standard estimating procedures and metrics.
  • Benefit from team mentoring, coaching and assisting the estimating team.
  • Coordinate and take full responsibility for your own estimating assignments.
  • Accept team member support and their review of all completed take-offs, estimates and cost analysis prior to submission.
  • Develop and maintain new relationships with Industry Partners that may lead to friendship and allegiance with the Carlson brand and team members.
  • Get involved in the day-to-day processes, while learning from and helping with short-term project strategies and long term departmental strategies
  • Maintain bid estimates and related trade quotes, in neat and orderly manner – particularly for turn-over to Operations.


  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, construction management or a related field with 3-10 years of relevant experience in Estimating within an Edmonton-based General Contractor’s Estimating department.
  • Be generally familiar with policies and regulations related to the ICI building construction industry, in Alberta.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and attention to detail are a must.
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills are required and you must be familiar with basic office software.

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