Estimator – Halifax, Nova Scotia

We are seeking an Estimator for our head office in Halifax, Nova Scotia. As a key member of the Estimating Department, the Estimator is responsible for managing the procurement process for all assigned projects from the concept to lump sum tender, including participation in the contract letting and planning stage. Reporting to the Chief Estimator, this role is responsible for management of assigned estimating staff, subcontractor/supplier relations and continual development of estimating procedures and processes to achieve the Company business plan. This position requires an experienced, dynamic leader with sound knowledge of fundamental estimating, excellent vendor and client relationship ability.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Develop strategies to create a competitive edge
  • Budget development and submission
  • Detailed and comprehensive quantity takeoff and accurate cost evaluation
  • Subcontractor and supplier bid solicitation, scope definition and clarification, risk evaluation and bid submission
  • Oversee the tendering and awarding of contracts
  • Point of contact and advisor for assigned project(s) from initial contact with client to handover/transfer of project to the project team upon contract award
  • Actively participate in business development efforts to identify and track client and project pursuits


  • Formal education related to Engineering, Construction Management or other equivalent construction program
  • Ability to identify inherent risk and analyze alternative means and methods to determine most economic alternative(s)
  • Ability to logically sequence construction work and build a realistic schedule
  • Planning, scheduling, and organization skills
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to consistently produce work of high-quality and accuracy
  • Proficiency with computer programs such as bid management and estimating software

Why Choose Avondale Construction Group

  • Competitive salary
  • Group insurance
  • Group RRSP
  • Exciting training opportunities
  • Dynamic culture
  • Exciting career opportunities

About Avondale

For more than thirty years, Avondale has been firmly established as one of the most reputable and reliable general contractors in Atlantic Canada, with offices in Halifax, Moncton and Saint John.