Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre

Estimator, Hardscape & Softscape

Location: Port Perry

Number of positions: 1

Work Hours: TBD

Pay: $25+ (depending on skill level)

Education Required: Bachelor’s degree in estimator field of interest

Certificates Required: None

Number of Years of Previous Experience Required: 5 Years

Own Transportation Required: No – must get to shop an then will drive company vehicle

Start Date: Immediately

Main Responsibilities:

·       Prepares work to be estimated by gathering proposals, blueprints, specifications, and related documents.

·       Maintains contact and relationships with private individuals and other organizations.

·       Identifies labor, material, and time requirements.

·       Computes costs by analyzing labor, material, and time requirements.

·       Resolves discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information.

·       Presents prepared estimates by assembling and displaying numerical and descriptive information.

·       Prepares special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.

·       Maintains cost database by entering and backing up data.

·       Continually updates technical knowledge by attending educational workshops and reviewing technical publications.

·       Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Job Requirements:

·        Strong analytic capabilities

·        G License and clean drivers abstract

·        Working knowledge of Excel spreadsheets and word processing programs

·        Understanding of construction documents

·        Ability to read and interpret blueprints

·        Ability to coordinate and work independently

·        Knowledge of CAD software

Company Culture: Small, tight-knit crew and company who values input and performance

Social Interaction: Medium-to-High

Describe the Ideal Candidate for this Role: Knowledgeable in hardscape and softscape landscaping and specifically insightful regarding the field of Horticulture – and strength in numeracy and measuring

Communication: Fluent English (spoken and written)


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