Estimator, Junior

at Wood
Location Vancouver, Canada
Date Posted September 23, 2022
Category Trades & Services
Job Type Permanent


Overview / Responsibilities

Wood currently has an exciting opportunity for a Junior Estimator, in our Vancouver BC office. Reporting to the Manager of Estimating, or on a project basis reporting to a Senior Estimator. This position is suited for a project controls professional who has decided on a career path in estimating.


Under direct supervision, responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting in general estimate preparation
  • Researching and reviewing documents for historical data relevant to the estimate
  • Providing accurate and project-appropriate data in a timely and professional manner
  • Beginning to develop an understanding of estimating fundamentals for a broad range of engineering disciplines at an appropriate level of detail

Estimating Duties:

Some of the estimating duties are:

  • Assisting in the interpretation of routine documentation, specifications, and drawings to determine material costs
  • Obtaining pricing for bulk materials
  • Entering material and equipment items and quantities into the estimating system
  • Participating in internal Estimating Department estimate reviews
  • Assisting in the preparation of cost studies to support the selection of economical designs
  • Assisting the Senior Estimator with cost research and maintenance of the estimating database
  • Assisting in the preparation of estimates for trends, contract scope changes, or extra work orders
  • Developing estimate reconciliations as required
  • Possibly leading small estimate comparisons for inclusion within the completed estimate

Skills / Qualifications

  • Status as a recent post secondary graduate with a degree/diploma/certificate in one of the traditional engineering disciplines or construction management
  • Status as a trade or technical school graduate or equivalent
  • Any relevant engineering/construction experience would be an asset
  • Any project controls experience would be asset

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people.

Diversity Statement (EEO)

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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