Senior Residential Estimator – Single Family

Full-Time Position | Date Posted: 18 April 2022

Trico Homes is looking for the sharpest tool in the shed. Join us today.

“Trico Homes is made up of an incredible team of people who are dedicated to building outstanding homes and communities in and surrounding Calgary, AB. We are continually recognized as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies and one of the Best Workplaces in Canada. And that shows clearly in our culture. We emphasize work-life balance and focus on learning and development, innovation and fun at work. Trico Homes is dedicated to equality and inclusion in the workplace and we invite you to join our team today to help us build on our success, and build your career at one of Canada’s best places to work!””

Our success is your success. Want to join our team?

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Residential Estimator – Single Family
This is a Full-Time Permanent position.

Position Overview:

As a Senior Residential Estimator you will be responsible for various tasks and deliverable and will report to the Estimating Manager for the single family division. Conceptual duties include, but are not limited to: collection and analysis of cost data, performance of unit price takeoffs, execution of project procurement and budget execution processes, and conceptual estimating for custom sales and design center pricing. Other duties will be assigned as necessary.


  • Prepare, review, and coordinate full cost estimates and retail pricing for new model, option, and elevation designs.
  • Perform job based budget analysis and field release processes.
  • Completion of custom sales and design center job based pricing.
  • Perform competitor plan and specification comparisons.
  • Perform high level feasibility analysis for new and emerging innovative products that can be incorporated into standard specifications or options.
  • May assist in the execution of pricing database maintenance.
  • May assist in scope of work development and maintenance.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Ability to read and interpret building specifications, blueprints and as-builds.
  • Mathematical skills and analytical skills necessary to do material and labor estimates.
  • Mathematical skills and analytical skills necessary to interpret job cost reports.
  • Ability to use cost-estimating software to prepare cost quotes and bids.
  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, prominently Excel.
  • Minimum 2-year technical diploma or equivalent post-secondary education. 4-year degree is considered an asset.
  • Require 5 years’ experience working in new single family home construction.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Dynamics 365 is considered an asset.
  • Effective verbal and listening communications skills.
  • Ability to manage time effectively to ensure deliverable are met.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, team oriented setting.
  • Respect diversity of your colleagues and working peers, treating everyone with dignity and respect at all times.

Closing Date: Until suitable candidate is found.

If you are seeking an exciting challenge in a workplace where excellence is valued, please send your resume by email to:

We appreciate the interest of all candidates, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please note that a security clearance will be part of the recruitment process.