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 benefits 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. All interested qualified applicants please respond by Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

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: