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Senior Specialist, Estimator in Calgary at Design Group Staffing

Date Posted: 4/3/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Design Group Staffing is currently seeking a Senior Estimator for our client company based in Calgary, AB.


This includes new construction and sustaining projects. The successful candidate will be required to work with the other estimators within the group preparing and reviewing costs estimates. This candidate will work on scoping level, Stage 2 and FEED level of estimates. The cost estimator will be proficient in all estimating disciplines, understand Fabrication, module shop and site construction procedures and standards. Be responsible to roll up discipline estimates into the main summary sheets, benchmark with other projects and be proficient in presenting their scope of work. The estimator must be experienced in both Brownfield and Greenfield projects.


  • Ensure that the estimates produced adhere to the Estimating standards and procedures as outlined by the PC Governance.
  • Challenge Project teams for alternatives to improve project performance, reduce project costs
  • Provide mentoring / guidance to other team members and extended teams.
  • The estimator will work closely with the other group members to ensure full cooperation between the all disciplines.
  • Must be willing to work alongside EPC estimators and extended estimating teams.
  • Support and participate in the development of a cohesive estimating team and support strong relationships with other groups such as the EP Contractor, Construction, internal Suncor groups, contract resources and other stakeholders related to the project
  • The Estimator will report to the Manager Estimating.
  • The estimator will assist the development of project estimates of all categories.
  • Be proficient in civil, structural, piping, equipment, electrical, I&C and EHT disciplines.
  • Understand all levels of estimates: Pre-Scoping, Scoping, DBM and FEED.
  • Must be able to work on estimates for new construction, sustaining projects and for field turnaround type projects.
  • Participate in all interactive estimate reviews related to the project estimates
  • Ensure accurate and timely estimates are delivered on the agreed upon dates.
  • Attend all corporate required training courses as deem necessary for the position
  • Be willing to travel to a site location (overnight) at least twice a month.


  • Technical diploma or University degree
  • 10+ years related experience or appropriate combination of education and experience in preparing cost estimates for mega projects.
  • Functional knowledge in Aspen-tech (k-Base) and WinEst estimating programs will be an asset
  • Ability to work with team members to produce estimating deliverables in a timely manner.
  • Good interpersonal, analytical, organizational and communication skills are a must
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) are essential.
  • A self-starter, able to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to provide personal and technical mentorship to junior staff members & extended teams
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint)


    If you are interested, please apply directly online or submit your resume in Microsoft Word format to:

    Design Group Staffing would like to thank all candidates for their interest in this opportunity. Due to the volume of resumes we receive we may only be able to respond directly to those candidates being selected for an interview.

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