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  • 4203 Roper Rd NW, Edmonton, AB T6B 3S5, Canada View on Map
  • Post Date : August 26, 2020
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  • Job ID 4693

Job Description




Kemway Builders Inc. has been operating within the Edmonton market since 1990.  A leader within the construction industry and operating as a General Contractor, our client takes pride in being a design builder that focuses on sustainable construction.  Traditionally, the business has operated in the markets of commercial, light industrial and tenant improvements.  With aggressive growth plans and a desire to be a leader in lean and green construction, our client looks to its team for creativity and ingenuity in leading the way towards its growth goals.

Kemway has built its business based on recognizing that success is achieved when everyone works together as a team.  With a reputation for integrity and quality, they have been in steady growth for the past two decades and have been recognized for this contribution by being the recipient of the 2015 and 2016 Contractor of the Year Award.  They have built their business based on the values and culture of team work, collaboration, transparency, integrity, excellence, professionalism and delivering results.  Maintaining this culture through its growth initiatives is at the forefront of the business.

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The Estimator will report into the Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for accurate estimating of projects and fostering a strong working relationship with the project management group. This will be achieved through collaboration and teamwork with a diverse group of stakeholders.  At Kemway the customer experience is paramount to success and with that, being on-time and on budget are critical. This position maintains excellent communication and relationships between all parties, adheres to organizational policies, and maintains a strong commitment to Kemway’s safety program. The Estimator represents and promotes the company and its core values with honesty and integrity.


  • Creation of tender packages and scopes of work
  • Consult with Project Managers with regards to general conditions, construction methodology and schedules during the Tender/Pre-Construction process
  • Interpret documentation, specifications, and design drawings to define scope/contents of estimates
  • Review design options and recommend best solution based on cost, engineering quality, or availability of materials
  • Liaise with subcontractors for tender and follow-up
  • Review tenders from sub-contractors and provide recommendations
  • Review estimate packages to ensure accuracy and completeness, prior to formal quotation
  • Participate in tender closings
  • Prepare cost estimates on conceptual design-build or general tender work
  • Perform preliminary and detailed quantity take-offs from drawings and specifications for all divisions with estimating software program
  • Inform project team of any risks which may affect the project from a cost or schedule perspective
  • Assist project management team with bid scope review and subcontractor negotiations
  • Assist project management team with change order reviews and submittals
  • Maintain awareness of current marketplace and trends to gain and maintain our competitive advantage and develop effective bid strategies
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with clients, consultants, subcontractors, public and project teams
  • Continually contribute to building backlog of profitable work
  • Occupational health & safety and the environment
  • Manage, mitigate, and eliminate risk


Note: This position description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


  • Full integration into the Project Management & Field Operations team as a valued business partner
  • Effective standardization of estimating processes for the organization
  • Establish strong relationships with Kemway’s current and future trade partners
  • Have a strong understanding of the current market in the greater Edmonton region



Given the pivotal role this individual will be expected to play in achieving the strategic objectives of Kemway Builders and in supporting the success of the organization, it is essential that the successful candidate possess the following core competencies, experience, and attributes:


  • Completion of a post-secondary program in Civil Engineering, Architectural or Construction Management or equivalent



  • A minimum of 2-5 years of related estimating experience, ideally with a general contractor and/or developer, with preference given to commercial experience over residential
  • Experience working for a General Contractor considered an asset
  • Familiarity with drawing reviews, contract administration, document management, scheduling software
  • Experience working through complex pre-construction contracts


Competencies and Knowledge

  • Knowledge of key principles involved in bid preparation, including quantity take off procedures, sub-trade procurement, pricing and bid closing procedures
  • Ability to establish positive working relationships with a variety of people and in a team environment
  • Above-average mathematical skills, knowledge of industry standards, building codes, city regulations and construction materials
  • Proven ability to juggle multiple priorities – excellent organization and planning skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Proven ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Strong understanding of Microsoft Excel and a solid knowledge base of other core Microsoft Office Suite products. Experience with MS Project is an asset
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision


Personal Attributes

  • A servant leadership style
  • A continuous improvement mindset where you like to challenge the status quo
  • The ability to think critically with excellence in problem solving
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • A team player that thinks “we” vs. “I” and takes pride in moving initiatives forward as a team;
  • Cost management conscious
  • Operates with high integrity, a strong work ethic and with care
  • An individual who believes they “can” when others believe they “can’t” – will step up to the challenge to “happily deliver the perceived impossible”
  • Can be flexible and work in a fast-paced environment where diverse business requirements may occur



An excellent compensation package awaits the successful candidate.


Edmonton, Alberta

How to Apply

For the opportunity to join Kemway Builders Inc. in the role of the Estimator, please email your resume to referencing Position ID # AAXS-715128.

Should you have an inquiry regarding this position, please contact Stacey Laing at 587-200-0114 ext 104.   For further information on ProFound Talent Inc. please visit the following:

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* We thank all applicants for your submissions; however, only candidates being considered for this role will be contacted. *