Commercial Estimator
Stuart Olson Buildings Group
Edmonton, AB
Reporting to the Estimating Manager, the Commercial Estimator will be responsible for the preconstruction cost management of projects.

This position is based in the Edmonton, AB office.



Support a culture that encompasses the highest ethical standards, and is aligned with the Promise.

Participate in the project development activities to secure the project(s).

Assist with the development of project strategies that meets the project’s required performance, schedule and profitability targets.

Prepare tender documents and trade scopes prior to tendering.

Work closely with the Project Manager in awarding of sub-trade contracts.

Participate in project scheduling activities and provide input on achieving preconstruction activities.

Ensure that preconstruction deadlines are achieved.

Attend meetings with owner and consultants and be comfortable to provide input at the meetings.

Prepare and manage project budgets during design.

Identify, address and resolve issues and problems as or before they occur.

Develop and maintain positive relationships with client, consultants, suppliers and trades.

Maintain the highest standards of professional ethics and integrity when representing Stuart Olson.

Contribute current cost and productivity information to the company data base.
Stuart Olson Corporate

Participate in corporate initiatives.


Diploma or Degree in accredited program

2-4 years’ “hands-on” experience in the capacity of commercial estimator

Direct estimating experience of commercial and/or institutional construction projects

Ability to communicate with project team, subtrades, consultants and owner; understand the issues and be an active participant in the preconstruction process

Experience working with estimating software programs

Ability to forge, grow and maintain positive relationships

Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and meet the time demands of unpredictable activities; capable of handling pressure and challenges in a dynamic business environment

Ability to work within tight deadlines and prioritization of work to achieve them

Strong analytical, critical thinking, troubleshooting, problem-solving skills, strong math skills and a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail

Highly developed interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills

Demonstrates a sense of urgency and strong commitment to achieving goals; ability to work in challenging, fast paced environment

Ability to work collaboratively with a positive attitude

Superior written and verbal communication skills

Supportive of a culture that encompasses the highest ethical standards aligned with the Company Promise

Why Choose Stuart Olson?

Safety, Sustainability, Collaboration, and Integrity are core Company values that encourage innovation and make a lasting difference in meeting the goals of our stakeholders and the communities in which we operate. Stuart Olson strongly supports and encourages employees to get involved and give back in their local communities. We expect our employees to bring their best to work every day and in return, management recognizes and rewards employees for their valued contribution through competitive compensation, robust benefits, health & wellness programs, and learning development opportunities. At Stuart Olson we are committed to creating a culture built on a passion to do great things.

Who We Are?

Stuart Olson has been positively impacting the businesses we serve, the communities in which we operate, and the lives we touch since 1911. Our rich history demonstrates our reach and diversity as an integrated, full service organization serving the commercial and industrial markets.

We are a $1 billion+, fully integrated commercial construction and industrial services provider with offices in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario. We deliver confidence through a client-centered approach that ensures the highest quality of service, reduces risk and delivers results.

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Unsolicited resumes and phone inquiries from 3rd party agencies will not be accepted.

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