Junior Estimator - Municipal Group of Companies

Bedford , Nova Scotia

The Municipal Group of Companies, based in Bedford Nova Scotia, is a large, diversified organization engaged in all major aspects of the heavy civil construction and mining industry within the Atlantic Provinces. We are currently seeking the expertise of a Junior Estimator to join our team based in Bedford, NS.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare cost estimates for construction and mining projects
  • Prepare public and private tender packages for review and submittal
  • Perform site visits, measuring, take-offs, submittals etc.
  • Prepare schedules and job hand off for packages for awarded works
  • Project execution team support including subcontractor coordination, site meetings, scheduling, and contract administration
  • Liaise actively with project delivery teams to identify, develop, and submit change orders
  • Monitor and develop cost reports based on Dexter’s tablet-based project management toolkit
  • Assist in day-to-day tasks both in the office and in the field
  • Assist in job costing, updating quantities for progress payments etc.
  • Read blueprints in order to estimate project cost effectively
  • Liaise with subcontractors and trades on various estimates towards the construction project
  • Communicate and collaborate with departmental leaders to stay abreast of construction needs, budgeting, and evaluation of possible bids
  • Perform other duties as required.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, and Experience:

  • University degree in Civil or Resource Engineering, or other related discipline
  • 2-5 years of similar experience preferred
  • Previous experience estimating public and private tenders an asset
  • Previous experience in the heavy civil construction or mining industry an asset
  • Knowledge of various Estimating and constructions software’s including Bid2Win, AutoCAD, Bluebeam etc an asset
  • Ability to work as part of an estimating/construction team
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Professional attitude, punctual, assertive, and personable
  • High level of sound and independent judgment and reasoning
  • Ability to respond in pressure situations with a calm demeanour and high sense of urgency

A comprehensive pension and benefits package is offered with this position along with opportunities for advancement and training and development.

Application Process:
We are an equal opportunity employer that encourages all interested candidates to submit a detailed resume to:

Human Resources
Via Email: hr@dexter.ca
Please reference “Junior Estimator” in the subject line.

We would like to thank all those who apply; however only those selected for an interview will be notified.