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Steel Fabrication Estimator

Location: Burnaby, BC, Canada

Department: HRfx on behalf of GTS

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

On behalf of our client, George Third & Son Ltd. (GTS) (www.gthird.com) we are looking for a Steel Fabrication Estimator. This new role is responsible to provide accurate, detailed information and timely project estimates for our customer base.

As a company, GTS offers steel detailing, steel fabrication, steel erection and engineering services. They work hard to stay a step ahead of the competition and excel when a project demands close tolerances and superior finishing methods. They are looking for someone who can provide the proven experience and expertise to innovatively conceive, design, build, and erect steel structures. As a team, they pride ourselves on continuously searching for the best and the most effective design solution, ensuring that what we build for you is of the highest standards.

This role will be estimating projects of every size, across a variety of market sectors, both locally and internationally. Many of their projects are complex and offer a significant technical challenge. You will also assist in the tender process, liaise with customers and project managers and provide administrative support for the team.


  • Review and prepare material cost & fabrication estimates for varying projects.
  • Review specifications and drawings to determine scope of work and required contents of estimate. 
  • Check estimates for accuracy and review bid submittal documents and notes. 
  • Prepare final quote submittals and documents. 
  • Coordination with subcontractors for the preparation of material take-offs, or perform in-house.
  • Obtaining quotations for materials, freight, subcontract work, and related duties.
  • Preparing detailed estimates and schedules.
  • Review thoroughly and understand project specifications.
  • Communication of details to the Project Managers prior to proceeding with the estimate.
  • Work with the Project Managers to estimate labour, total project hours and project procedures.
  • Assist in the writing of proposals for clients.
  • Generate terms and conditions for quotes on projects.
  • Source new suppliers and update supplier database as needed.
  • Assist in preparation of contracts, negotiations and revisions with subcontractors.
  • Support the negotiation and closing of sales from a technical perspective.


  • Combinations of technical training and/or relevant steel fabrication related experience is required. 
  • The ability to proficiently read technical drawings is required. Able to read and interpret blue prints.
  • 5 to 7 years in the Structural design and Shop detailing in a large fabrication company.
  • Minimum 3 years estimating experience in a large fabrication company.
  • Educational requirements: Previous hands-on experience with steel fabricating, estimating, detail drawing or a college or university degree in mechanical engineering or similar, or business degree, or equivalent combinations of technical training. 
  • Very good familiarity in steel fabrication for plate, structural, and pressure vessel.
  • Familiar with Fabtrol estimating software.
  • Familiar with Erection, detailed shop, structural connections, assembly drawings.
  • Experienced in designing for custom fabrication and modularization.
  • Excellent knowledge of welding symbols.
  • Proficiency with MS Excel and Word is highly preferred.  
  • Good memory and the ability to relate current requirements to previous experience and pricing knowledge. 
  • Ability to work on several projects simultaneously. 
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written. 

HRfx Consulting is assisting our client in the collection and screening of resumes. Please do not contact GTS directly. We thank you for your interest in this position, however, only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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