The future you want is within reach.


At PCL, we build the places where life happens and find camaraderie in the process. We're a community of builders committed to building better communities. That's why we're always looking ahead, and not just to the next project or what's next in our industry.


We're also looking at what's next for you and how we can help you build a career you're proud of. Our Saskatoon team is a strong group of construction professionals that support each other. We provide an industry leading environment to challenge your skills, while being truly local and enabling you to engage with your community.


Here's how an Estimator for our Saskatoon office contributes to our team:


  • Leads medium-to-large estimates or playing a key role in components of large estimates
  • Conducts detailed analysis of contract documents and specifications to determine and validate overall project requirements
  • Ensures the completion of full quantity take-offs of all labor, equipment, and materials from project documents
  • Leads the development of conceptual estimates, proposal submissions and presentations to support construction management and design-build pursuits
  • Supports the estimate lead by populating tender forms, generating requests for information, anticipating proposal requirements, and assisting to establish a pursuit schedule
  • Conducts risk and opportunity analysis by reviewing all bid related documents and utilizing project and industry knowledge
  • Assists with bid document control by documenting, organizing, and archiving all information relating to the estimate for successful transfer to the project team
  • Performs bid-day assignments and supports other estimators to successfully close various scopes
  • Coordinates with internal departments and external stakeholders to create site logistics, a schedule, an execution plan, and project budget requirements
  • Completes and communicates final cost estimate and tender submission to chief estimator and district management for review and approval before submission to the client
  • Establishes a critical path schedule for the estimate/pursuit and reviewing work completed by estimators on the pursuit
  • Leads a team including mentoring and coaching direct and indirect reports


  • Postsecondary diploma or degree in related field or trade experience or equivalent
  • Gold Seal certification in estimating is an asset
  • 8 years of progressive experience in construction with a significant portion of this spent estimating, and 6–12 months of on-site experience is preferred
  • Successfully led pursuits of significant value in various delivery methods
  • Knowledge of different construction methods; planning, scheduling, sequencing, quality, safety, and timelines
  • Extensive knowledge of key principles involved in bid preparation; including quantity takeoff procedures and systems, subtrade partner procurement, pricing, interdepartmental functions, general expense philosophy and bid-closing procedures
  • Understanding of compensation models, market conditions, business trends, internal historical information and competitors to develop win strategies
  • Understanding and experience estimating trade scopes, with the capability of building conceptual estimates containing first principle costing of these scopes
  • Resourcefulness and self-motivation with strong organizational skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with stakeholders including the ability to solicit subtrade partners and suppliers
  • Working knowledge of estimating software, advanced skills using Microsoft Office Suite and a strong interest in adopting new technology

PCL is an innovative, employee-owned company comprised of people who find passion in their profession and take pride in doing great work every day. Our work powers the infrastructure and utilities that are essential to daily life and our projects are the scene of vacations, careers, education and healing. We are consistently ranked among the best companies to work for because we are committed to supporting and developing our teams.

The PCL Companies celebrate diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability or veteran status.

Should you require an accommodation during the application process, please contact us at with the position and location you are interested in.

Safety is a core value that guides everything we do. As such, all PCL salary and student employees based in Canada are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees may request an exemption due to medical condition(s) and other applicable human rights grounds.

Together, we can build success and a better future. Let’s get started!


Target Start Date: 10/31/2022  

Employee Status: Regular Full-Time   

Company: PCL Construction Management Inc. 

Primary Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 

Job: Estimator

Requisition: 423