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Senior Estimator

February 13 2020
Industries Architecture, Engineering and related
Categories Project Management, Business Analysis, Trades, Technicians, Construction, Engineering, Construction, Urban Planning, Architecture, Real estate, Architecture, Design, Architecture, Urbanism, Civil engineering, Construction, Structure, Estimation, Cost, Manufacturing, Production, Industrial, Project, Project management, Planning
Longueuil, QC

Have you always dreamed of working in architecture?

Do you have an innovative mind that deserves to be put to good use?

Are you a dynamic person with outstanding organizational skills?

Are you able to manage more than one project at the same time?

This is the job for you!

What we offer you:

  • Benefits
  • Flexibility
  • The opportunity to work on custom, outside-the-box projects
  • A congenial work environment
  • A totally engaging team

For the past 55 years, Unicel Architectural has been creating innovative solutions for aluminum and glass architectural products and building envelopes. Unicel has also just finished acquiring the assets of IC2 Technologies, which specializes in novel building envelope solutions.

The incumbent's primary responsibility will be to prepare bids with the aim of winning contracts to supply and install curtain walls and skylights. Reporting to the Director of Architectural Projects, the incumbent will work closely with the technical and engineering team and the project managers.

Principal duties:

  • Prepare quantity summaries based on plans and specifications
  • Make quantitative estimates of the materials, labour and equipment required to complete projects
  • Occasionally participate in site visits
  • Search for suitable suppliers
  • Invite subcontractors to bid by providing helpful documents
  • Check the documents submitted for compliance while adhering to bid submission deadlines
  • Suggest alternatives and/or equivalencies, where appropriate

General aptitude:

  • Dynamic
  • Leadership skills
  • Good communicator
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Good judgement
  • Attention to detail
  • Meticulous
  • Methodical
  • Teamwork-oriented
  • Well-organized

Basic skills:

  • Ability to read plans and specifications (AutoCAD)
  • Ability to analyze
  • Ability to set priorities
  • Ability to handle multiple bids at the same time
  • Proficient with office automation tools and various estimation software applications
  • Perfectly bilingual (English and French), speaking and writing


  • A DCS in estimation or architectural technology
  • 5 to 10 years of experience in estimation in the construction industry and/or curtain walls, panel systems or a related field
  • Experience in construction is an asset network