The Company:
Shane Homes Ltd., a leading residential home builder, constructing quality new homes in premier communities throughout Calgary and Airdrie, has an opportunity to join its Purchasing and Cost Control team as a Senior Estimator.

The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic, multi-tasked individual with excellent organizational and communication skills to work in a busy environment. A minimum of 5 years estimating experience within the residential construction industry is a necessity. The successful candidate must work well with peers as well as trades and suppliers. Experience with Microsoft Excel and at least one home building software is a necessity; preference will be given to candidates with experience in Homefront and Precision Builder software.

Job Summary:
To control and reduce costs with accurate cost control methods and consistent review of pricing. Ensure proper communication levels between Construction, Sales and Estimating at Shane Homes and with sub-trades and supplier partners.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:
Includes, but not limited to the following:
  • Produce accurate cost budgets on custom requests for sales team
  • Produce cost budgets on sold customer homes including customer changes and custom requests
  • Assist in the setup and maintenance of the Homefront and Timberline database(s) with respect to the design and costing of all models, elevations, options and assemblies
  • Collect and maintain an up-to-date quote price quotation catalogue for all models, elevations and options
  • Review progress and cost variances with respect to new models and existing models and make required revisions on a timely (immediate) basis
  • Identify and correct any errors found in base budgets, elevations or options
  • Prepare take-offs to support the production of new and existing models
  • Review existing plans to ensure construction of the home is being built in the most efficient way
  • Review construction activities/items with PM's and trades to improve cost effectiveness and build times
  • Review of invoices that produce a significant variance from model base budgets/options.
  • Providing support and assist with projects as directed by the Cost Control Manager
  • Assist in tendering new plans, elevations and options for pricing whenever directed by the Cost Control Manager
Compensation and Benefits:
  • Shane Homes offers a competitive total compensation and benefit package including an exceptional profit sharing program
  • Excellent work environment
  • Continuous training, education and job skill enhancement
  • Reward and recognition program
Please submit your resume and cover letter stating experience and salary expectations by Friday, October 13, 2017.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone or agency inquiries please.The Company: