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Rebar Estimator

June 9 2021
Industries Construction, Maintenance
Categories Engineering, Estimation, Cost, Trades, Technicians, Construction
Saint John, NB

About Us

In business for over 50 years, Ocean Steel’s Rebar Division cuts, bends and installs reinforcing steel for poured-in-placed concrete work. Ocean Steel Rebar’s plant capacity is currently 10,000+ tons. Their estimating, detailing, shop scheduling, tagging and shipping is performed using a computerized production management system. Rebar is detailed using the latest CAD technology offered by Bentley Microstation/ASA to CSA, CRSI and ASTM specifications. Rebar is installed using in-house or subcontracted crews depending on the project requirements.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Chief Estimator, this position is responsible for identifying material, labour and time requirements by studying proposals, blueprints, specifications, and related documents. This position requires confidence, independent action, initiative, a sense of urgency, and the ability to make decisions and take responsibility for them. The Rebar Estimator is required to prepare estimates of quantities of fabricated reinforcing bars, mesh and accessories required for projects that Ocean Rebar is preparing to offer a bid to customers in a timely manner.


  • Performing material take-offs using ASA estimating software
  • Reviewing structural and architectural drawings and specifications and preparing material take-offs
  • Assisting in acquiring and coordinating information as necessary to develop an accurate quotation
  • Recommending and explaining estimates to customers
  • Handling drawings, sketches, addendums, specifications and preparing estimates on a regular basis
  • Communicating decisions with clients (both internal and external)
  • Assisting Project Mangers with change orders
  • Additional duties as assigned


  • Civil Engineering Technologist diploma, or equivalent
  • Construction experience would be ideal
  • Previous experience with estimating for industrial and commercial projects
  • Estimating/detailing software experience would be considered an asset
  • Fluent with Microsoft Office
  • Ability to assume responsibility, interface and communicate effectively with others and demonstrate strong interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional time management and organizational skills
  • Desire to work well in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, customer-focused environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel software applications
  • High attention to detail

As a member of the OSCO Construction Group, we offer a comprehensive compensation package including health and dental coverage, life insurance, RRSP and tax-free savings account options. Additionally, we offer educational scholarships to children of employees, health & wellness programming, celebratory events and employee sport team sponsorships.

About OSCO

The origins of the OSCO Construction Group go back to 1955 when Ocean Steel & Construction Ltd. was founded in Saint John, New Brunswick. Since that time, the OSCO Construction Group has grown to encompass four main operating sectors: Steel, Concrete, Construction and Corporate. Within these sectors lie an ever-expanding number of companies and divisions, serving a growing market area and employing over twelve hundred employees.

The OSCO Construction Group prides itself not just in embracing change, but in leading it. We drive this change by maintaining our vision to be fast, be global and be connected. All of our sectors are committed to: conducting business with integrity and fairness; continuous education & training of our employees; improving our processes; focusing on our customers’ needs; and, providing top quality products & services. network