Estimator – Residential and Commercial Drywall

Posted 7 months ago

Estimator – Residential and Commercial Drywall

My client is a long standing local drywall company specializing in both Commercial and Residential markets.  Scopes of work include: Steel Stud Framing, Insulation, Drywall, Taping, Textured and Acoustic Ceilings.  Contracts range from under $5000.00 up to $2 Million and include both new construction starts as well as renovations.  

The Estimator knows the Drywall Industry!! Must have experience as an Interior Systems Mechanic with knowledge on all applicable products.

The position is responsible for running estimating software to estimate material and labor takeoffs for residential and commercial projects. Establishing and maintaining an excellent relationship with sub-trades, suppliers and clients is essential. The Estimator shall perform quantity take-offs, pricing, and bidding of construction projects and have knowledge of drywall construction costs and principles.

You will be responsible for estimating on site, or off of blueprints and presenting to clients in a professional manner. If the job is awarded, you will also be responsible for assisting in problem solving  on site, material take-offs if required, and doing a final walk-through with the client.


  • Strong Interior Systems construction knowledge and experience with estimating/project coordination
  • Review proposal specifications, drawings, attend pre-bid meetings to determine scope of work and required contents of estimate
  • Perform Risk and Contract Management responsibilities as required
  • Prepare estimates by calculating complete takeoff of scope of work
  • Review design options and recommend the best solution based on cost, engineering quality or availability of materials
  • Review final estimate and apply strategic cost factors where necessary
  • Monitor client changes and advise the team of all changes in scope during the estimate period
  • Advise on major changes in scope of work and monitor actual cost to estimated cost
  • Prepare bids, select vendors and/or subcontractors and determine cost-effectiveness of projects to be bid
  • Identify potential areas of concern and provide alternative solutions
  • Troubleshoot customer needs via phone calls, emails and other means of communication
  • Manages project risk by thoroughly estimating the scope, specifications, site conditions etc.
  • Act as the liaison between various internal departments and additionally with external vendors and sub-contractors, ensuring a clear understanding of our joint responsibilities and commitments
  • Every item is measured and priced by on an item by item basis
  • Support a continuous improvement philosophy by contributing innovative ways to become more efficient, accurate, and/or professional
  • Can determine the duration of a project, dollar value, and fee reviews budget prior to submission
  • Develop detailed Clarifications and Assumptions that clarify the scope and minimize our risk

Qualifications, Skills & Abilities:


  • 5+ years drywall estimating experience in commercial and residential projects including steel frame and concrete high rise
  • Education in construction management or estimating
  • Excellent in reading and interpreting drawings and specifications
  • Has a keen eye for detail
  • Estimating experience in various software, with On Centre Software being an asset
  • Knowledgeable in preparation of Bid Proposals
  • Excellent in Microsoft Excel
  • Willing to travel to job sites as necessary
  • Self-motivated to research and stay informed of new materials, techniques, and processes within the drywall industry

MillerNet HR Solutions is an equal opportunity employer.  This is a Calgary based role.  No relocation will be considered. Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted.  Please send your resume with “Estimator” in the Subject line to [email protected]

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