Cost Analyst / Estimator

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Axiom Builders (BC)

About the Company

Axiom Builders prides itself on being a very personable company with serious commitment to building things right.  As a leading general contractor of mixed-use, residential, commercial, and special projects, the company is well respected across Western Canada. Our people share a commitment to service, integrity and quality and this collective vision has led to immense growth over the years. Since 2003, we have grown to become one of British Columbia’s largest construction companies with over 25 notable projects with 6000 condo units currently under construction. Headquartered in Vancouver, Axiom also has a branch office in Calgary with satellite offices in Victoria, Edmonton and Seattle.

About the Role

Axiom Builders is looking to bring a Cost Analyst Estimator on board to support and streamline the costing process on Axiom’s growing pipeline of projects, from masterplan wood-frame communities to high-rise luxury towers. This role will provide high quality and detailed support by preparing, developing, and executing an extensive database system to be used throughout the organization on all projects. Our estimating team plays a key role in preconstruction by analyzing and aligning trade budgets with project requirements, and effectively communicating project estimate details to clients/owners, architects and other project stakeholders. 


  • Use knowledge of construction methods to determine the most cost-effective approach;
  • Review designs to identify opportunities for cost savings;
  • Coordinate and assemble estimating input and quantities;
  • Prepare preliminary construction schedules, including major activities and phasing;
  • Conceptual estimating from preliminary drawings through final cost analysis;
  • Communicate with subtrades to assist in budgeting to ensure they understand their scope of work;
  • Review bid packages from sub-contractors and suppliers;
  • Assist in monitoring escalation trends;
  • Create, manage, and maintain previously implemented tenders for future projects;
  • Collects, interprets, analyzes, and transforms various types of data into a singular database and manage reports.

What you Bring

The ideal candidate is an estimator, quantity surveyor who is eager to join a larger organization with a growing project list across BC and Alberta. With prior experience in construction, you attribute your success to your numbers-driven mindset and detail-oriented way of working, by leveraging the value of technology as a tool to enhance efficiency and accuracy. You have the ability to adapt on the fly and take pride in your work with understanding the importance of quality and accuracy at every stage. You enjoy working collaboratively in a team environment but can be depended on to excel independently by being resourceful. 


Our Must Haves

  • At least four (4) years of quantity surveying or estimating experience;
  • Two to three (2-3) years of cost planning experience in a quantity surveying firm will be considered an asset;
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in excel, with the ability to work with complex data sets;
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in Building Technology, Construction Management, Construction Technology, or a related field;
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written – with the ability to effectively communicate risks and forward-thinking solutions into actionable recommendations.

Your Rewards

Axiom Builders is not only committed to the growth of the business, but also to the success and development of our people. We recognize that people are the drivers behind Axiom’s success, and we provide our team with the tools and support they need to start, continue, and advance their long-term career with our organization.


At Axiom, we offer a very competitive compensation structure that supplements your regular income with a robust benefits package:

  • Medical and Dental Coverage:Our industry leading benefits package covers you and your dependents at no cost;
  • RRSP Matching Program: We support your future goals by matching up to 5% of your salary;
  • Professional Development and Education Support: We are keen on internal growth and development, which is why we are excited to fully support you in your pursuit of achieving further education;
  • Company Development: Our annual development conference that is hosted by our leadership and complemented by a range of world-class speakers and workshop experts;
  • Leadership Development: Our proprietary Leadership Development program designed to support your continued growth, development, and leadership capabilities.

How to Apply

At Axiom Builders Inc., we are always on the lookout for talented people who are passionate about what they do. If you love what you do, and believe that with the right tools and opportunities you can do the best work of your life, please submit an application to our careers portal.


As we continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation, we want to keep the safety of our employees and interested candidates top of mind. Over the next few weeks, the Axiom Builders Talent Acquisition team will continue to conduct interviews for all posted opportunities via phone and video conference.


While we can only respond to shortlisted applicants, we will keep your information on file and consider you for future opportunities as they come available.



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