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About York

The York group of companies is a family-owned business, with a deep commitment to our values and doing what we say.  We are a highly innovative group motivated to disrupt and re-invent the construction industry by providing Construction Solutions Simplified™.   York Construction was created in 2022 to provide general contracting services to York Realty – but within months, we are already building for third parties. So, while York Construction is a new company, it has deep roots and a high growth trajectory.  

To further our growth, we have an opportunity for an Estimator to join our team.  The ideal candidate shares our passion for creating the path of least resistance for our clients in the Industrial and Commercial sectors. With the ability to budget on the fly during the preconstruction process – this position plays a critical role in running scenarios real-time to determine the feasibility and potential of each project.   



  • Collect, compare and analyze different quotes from subcontractors, vendors, and suppliers. 
  • Identify labor, material, costs and time requirements on a project basis by researching proposals, recent invoices, drawings, and any related documents. 
  • Prepare cost estimate reports (level of detail required will vary depending on end use). 
  • Revise cost estimate reports to reflect design changes, client needs, or when the availability of materials or labour changes. 
  • Advising development team about opportunities to improve cost-effectiveness of construction. 
  • Be responsible for the project tendering process 
  • Conduct regular risk assessments with a view to proactively managing increased costs or delayed schedule in construction projects. 
  • Oversee the different stages of a project to ensure that expenses follow the forecast plan and inform ongoing estimates. 
  • Provide leadership and technical guidance to other team members 
  • Participate in the development of project management tools and processes 
  • Constantly strive to improve company processes and the quality of the finished product 
  • Use your creativity to provide solutions 
  • Bring passion, excitement, and positivity to the job 
  • Work within the team and uphold York’s values 


  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience as an estimator  
  • Construction Engineering Technology diploma preferred  
  • Experience working on Design-Build projects in a variety of sectors – light industrial and commercial experience preferred 
  • A solid understanding of current building systems, materials, and building codes 
  • In-depth knowledge of financial aspects of construction including estimating, budgeting, cost control and reporting  
  • Capable of anticipating constructability issues in moderate to complex situations and thinking outside the box to create solutions  
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced organization continually meeting deadlines 
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing situations 
  • Motivation, great organizational skills 
  • Excellent communication skills

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