Reporting to Purchasing & Estimating Manager, Shane Homes is looking for an experienced Estimator to join our Calgary Head Office team.
This role will be responsible to control costs with accurate budgets and ensure consistent review of pricing is completed in a timely and accurate fashion. The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic individual who can multi-task in a dynamic environment.
This role is vital to the success of the department and is required to ensure proper communication levels between Construction, Sales and Estimating at Shane Homes and with sub-trades and supplier partners.

Why Join our Team?
At Shane Homes we pride ourselves on providing our employees with challenging job roles and opportunities for advancement within our growing company. We encourage our employees to continuously improve their knowledge and skill sets through empowerment in the workplace and providing additional job training as needed.
We reward our employees for their hard work and dedication towards meeting company goals with our unique profit-sharing program.  
Shane Homes strives to build a culture focused on family values, community involvement and continuous innovation within the home building industry.  

Key Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Produce accurate cost budgets on custom price requests for sales team.
  • Review sold home contracts thoroughly to ensure items on plans reconcile to amounts charged and vice versa.
  • Prepare take-offs to support budgets on customer sold, spec and show homes.
  • Produce accurate cost budgets on sold customer homes including customer changes and custom requests.
  • Prepare job release to field for construction start and release job POs on a timely basis and in conjunction with the PO release schedule.
  • Review all variances between original budget and PO amounts to provide explanation and report applicable errors in model, elevation or option assemblies to cost control.
  • Review trade quotes for reasonability and approval prior to PO release.
  • Prepare budgets and POs for all change orders throughout the build process.
  • Review invoices exceeding PO amounts to determine legitimacy of charges and provide corrective action to prevent future duplication of variance.
  • Prepare and review final job cost reports each month for jobs closing that month. All variances to be reviewed, reported and corrected, as necessary.
  • Provide coverage for other team members temporarily away from the office.
  • Assist in the maintenance of the database by reporting errors and potential enhancements of all base model budgets, elevations and options assemblies.
  • Providing support and assist with projects as directed by the department Manager.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the department Manager or leadership team based on business needs.
Requirements, Skills and Qualifications
  • Minimum of 4 years of estimating experience within the residential home construction industry.
  • Experience using Sage 300/Timberline, Homefront, Precision Builder software will be an asset.
  • Post Secondary Degree or Diploma in related field is an asset.
  • Excellent two-way communication; Exceptional verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to multi-task in a multi-faceted work environment.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize workload. Keen eye for attention to detail.
  • Work well with peers, trades and suppliers while maintaining high regard for professionalism.
Company Perks
  • Shane Homes offers a competitive total compensation and benefits package including an exceptional profit-sharing program.
  • Excellent work environment
  • Continuous training, education and job skill enhancement
  • Reward and recognition program
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone or agency inquiries please.