Winnipeg, MB

Position Type



Winnipeg, MB

Closing Date

June 2024

Opportunities for Estimator

Bockstael Construction Limited is a leading Construction Manager, Design Builder, and General Contractor specializing in Institutional, Commercial, Multi-family Residential, and Industrial projects. Committed to continuous improvement, employee development, and internal promotion, Bockstael has been building its success on the strength of its people for over 112 years. 

The Project Estimator is responsible for the preparation of bids and the preconstruction cost management of small to large scale projects. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Review specifications and drawings and attend pre-bid meetings to determine scope of work, bid strategy, and required contents of estimates. 
  • Perform quantity take-offs and assemble cost estimates, including obtaining material supply and subcontractor quotations, and closing tenders. 
  • Develop pre-bid construction schedule, alternative pricing, and additional requirements to provide complete and compliant tender submission. 
  • Participate in construction management or design-build project development activities including set-up of sub-trade tender packages, project planning, cost saving alternatives and control estimate development. 
  • Collaborates with the team to develop, recommend, and implement the project execution plan after being awarded the project. 
  • Prepare project budgets from preliminary design information. 

Required skills include but are not limited to:

  • Self-starter with a self-imposed desire to exceed everyday expectations. 
  • High degree of detail orientation and technical accuracy in numerical calculations. 

Preference will be given to the candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Technical graduate in Construction Management, Engineering Technology, Engineering, or equivalent; GSC considered an asset. 
  • 2-3+ years of “hands-on” experience in the capacity of an Estimator or similar role. This experience should include a full range of project delivery methods including tenders and construction management. 
  • Understanding of civil engineering and construction processes. 
  • Understanding of buildings engineering and construction cost estimating techniques. 
  • Experience using Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) technology. 
  • Design-build experience. 
  • Proven skills in quantity takeoffs and construction cost estimating techniques and working with sub-trades. 
  • Excellent conceptual estimating / budgeting skills. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal). 
  • Sound decision-making and creative problem-solving skills 

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a detailed resumé, indicating explaining about why they would be a good candidate for this opportunity to