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Job Description

Full Time Jobs in Calgary, Alstar Oilfield Contractors has been providing quality construction services to the oil and gas industry. We are a leader in the oil and gas industry for turn-key new construction, maintenance, prefabrication, and modular construction services.

Located in Hinton and Calgary, we have grown to employ over 500 employees and service clients in Western Canada.

Job Details

Hiring Organization Alstar Group
Post Name Junior Estimator
Qualification Engineering, quantity surveyor, or construction management background/education is preferred.
Industry Private
Employment Type Full Time
Work Hours 8 Hours
Salary CAD 18 To CAD 20 Per Hour
Location  Calgary, Alberta, Canada T3S 0A2

Who You Are

Every day, you walk into work ready to learn, grow and innovate.

If you are ready to join one of the leading oilfield construction companies in Western Canada, read on…

Position Overview

We are currently looking for a junior estimator for our downtown Calgary location. Reporting to the Manager of Estimating, this position requires a strong team player with excellent communication skills, solid organizational and planning skills, the ability to work independently, and a strong drive for success.

This is an entry-level position and prior industry knowledge, while beneficial, is not required to apply. This position is not eligible for working remotely.

The junior estimator is responsible for the creation of tender proposals for our customers. Selected tasks for this role include: performing accurate mechanical quantity takeoffs (including pipe, steel, vessels, and piles), preparation of Request for Quotations (RFQs), developing cost breakdown structures and associated pricing for open bids, scheduling work using various scheduling tools, and be able to autonomously develop cost estimates using Alstar methodologies in Excel, Google Sheets, and other software.

This position will be based out of our downtown location, but may at times require working at our fabrication facility in Calgary, at 8700 Venture Ave SE. It is expected that 5% – 10% of working time may be required at this location. This location is not Calgary Transit – accessible and transportation is not provided by Alstar.

This position is eligible to earn hours towards achieving the P.Eng (Professional Engineer) designation, under the direct supervision of a Professional Engineer.

Position-Specific Accountabilities

  • Review Client RFP documents including Scope Of Work
  • Identify Commercial Document payment terms, hourly rates inclusions, and contract types
  • Bid Task Assignments
  • Work with Project Managers/Estimating team to develop Project Budgets, Construction Execution Plans, Manpower Loading, and Tender Proposals
  • Perform accurate quantity take-offs; weld inches for mechanical piping, structural steel quantities, steel, and pipe BOMs, and similar, with minimal supervision
  • Prepare, track, evaluate and follow up on RFQs
  • Assist with Clarifications surrounding tender submissions
  • Develop detailed Construction Schedules in MS Project/Primavera P6
  • Assist Estimating team with Change Control Management including bid addendums and RFQ revisions
  • Identify and develop bid estimates in accordance with project payment requirements
  • Share learning experiences in a team environment to promote ongoing development
  • Complete other duties, projects, and special assignments as required


  • Technically and mathematically inclined with strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Data analysis skills include working with tables, data aggregation, charts, and trending
  • Ability to work within the Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc)
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel and/or Google Sheets as an asset
  • Experience with Microsoft Project and/or Primavera is an asset
  • Expert organizational skills and ability to multitask
  • The ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and with confidence is essential
  • Self-directed, able to set priorities and meet deadlines
  • The high degree of competence, reliability, and judgment demonstrated in all aspects of the work
  • Commitment to continuous improvement
  • Comfortable interacting with external stakeholders, i.e. clients and vendors
  • Good understanding of technical writing including reporting/formatting
  • Ability to work well under pressure

Knowledge, Training, & Education

  • Engineering, quantity surveyor, or construction management background/education is preferred.
  • Certifications with APEGA, AACEI, or PMI would be an asset but are not required.
  • Zero to two (2) years of related work or industry experience. Training will be provided to the successful candidate.
  • Intermediate computer skills including familiarity with spreadsheets and word processing; experience working in G Suite is an asset
  • Experience using estimating and/or project management systems would be an asset
    • Proficiency in Navisworks and other Autodesk products is considered an asset

Behavioral Expectations

  • Takes ownership
  • Takes initiative
  • Communicates well
  • Focuses on continuous improvement
  • Understands Alstar’s environment
  • Leads through adversity
  • Acts with integrity
  • Collaborates with others
  • Inspires achievement


Our employees drive our success. We believe in providing opportunities for growth and advancement.

  • Extended Healthcare Plan (Medical, Disability, Dental)
  • Group RRSP matching plan
  • Group Life – AD&D – Critical Illness Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program – Counseling

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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