• Toronto, ON / Ottawa, ON
  • 14 Hours Ago Full Time

About Buttcon

Buttcon is proud to be a 100% employee-owned COR certified, leading Canadian General Contractor with projects from coast to coast. As a leader in the construction industry, we deliver quality services in ICI and multi-unit residential construction with a focus on off-site construction and sustainability. We utilize innovative technologies that ensure our projects are completed above expectations. As a company, we are committed to working safely and provide exceptional value in our progressive practices and processes. We believe that active listening, the power of a team, building for the long-term, taking action, and sharing success are the keys to a successful future.

We care about the work we do, the people we work with and making a difference through our work. We strive to provide opportunities for growth and development that empower our people. Our values of Safety, Accountability, Honesty and Integrity, Quality, Entrepreneurial Spirit, and being People-focused, are rooted in our culture and are essential in what we do. Our employees contribute to Buttcon’s success because of their knowledge and dedication to their passion.

If you share our passion for construction, we would like you to be part of our team.

Position Description:

Be a part of one of Canada’s top construction companies, with successful growth each year. Our project experience is diverse and has established Buttcon as the construction partner of choice for our clients. To be a part of the Buttcon Team means you will have the opportunity to be innovative, entrepreneurial and instill safety and quality into everything you do. Buttcon is looking for individuals that have that entrepreneurial spirit, who are accountable, take responsibility and care about our company, our team, and our clients. Together we will help you by providing a challenging career in the construction industry.

We are currently looking for a highly skilled, caring, and safety focused individual for our Team. Reporting to the Director of Pre-Construction & Estimating, the Estimator plays a crucial role in construction, manufacturing, engineering, and various industries where accurate cost assessments are vital for project planning and decision making. Estimators analyze project specifications, blueprints, and other relevant information to provide accurate cost estimates for material, labor, and other expenses associated with a project. The estimator will collaborate with project mangers, engineers, architects, and other stakeholders to ensure the financial feasibility of a project and contribute to its successful execution.

Come be a part of our growing team and experience the satisfaction of “Transforming Visions into Buildings”.


Here’s What You’ll be Responsible for: Project Analysis:

  • Review architectural and engineering plans, specifications, and other project documents to understand the scope of work.
  • Identify and quantify the materials, labor, and equipment needed for the project.
  • Determine the potential risks, challenges, and variables that could impact the projects cost.
Cost Estimation:
  • Utilize specialized software and tools to calculate accurate cost estimates.
  • Break down project components into individual task and activities for precise cost calculation.
  • Research and gather data on current market price for materials, labor rates, and equipment rental costs.
  • Consider factors such as location, project size, complexity, and timeline when estimating costs.
  • Coordinate with architects, engineers, contractors, and subcontractors to gather necessary information for estimation.
  • Collaborate with procurement teams to ensure accurate pricing of materials and supplies.
Bid Preparation:
  • Prepare comprehensive and competitive bids for construction projects based on the estimated costs.
  • Maintain organized records of project estimates, bids, and related documents.
  • Update and revise cost estimates as project details evolve or change.
Market Research:
  • Stay updated on industry trends, materials costs, and labor market fluctuations to ensure accurate estimations.
  • Analyze historical data and past projects to refine estimation techniques and improve accuracy.
  • Present cost estimates and bids to clients, stakeholders, and management in a clear and professional manner.
  • Address questions and concerns related to cost estimates, explaining how various factors contribute to the final cost project.

Skills And Attributes


Qualification Requirements

Responsibilities & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management, Civil Engineering, or a related field.
  • A minimum of 3 years of construction experience or equivalent.
  • Strong proficiency in construction and engineering principles.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills for collaboration with various stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of building codes, regulations, and industry standards.
  • The proven ability to successfully manage a tender call.
  • Thorough knowledge of all aspects of construction (technology, equipment, methods), industry practices, estimating/budgeting, scheduling, and safety requirements.