Prepare estimates for new acquisitions/developments. Develop preconstruction budgeting “Class D Budgets” for upcoming projects and create construction budgets for active developments and phase renewal.


Work with the Sales and Marketing, Design and Construction groups to ensure all needs are discovered and met in the design and build process

Prepare Scope of Works for trades and contract in accordance with DeSantis Homes specifications to ensure consistency for project execution.

Prepare tender documents and facilitate the trade/supplier tender process.

Create and maintain a costing database and a trade/supplier database.

Compile, analyze, compare, and summarize, trade, supplier tender quotes for completeness and compliance and make recommendations to the Director of Construction to award contract.

Prepare project estimates, conduct cost analysis, and complete budget reviews for cost control, cost to complete, and project cost summaries.

Responsible to develop and the pre-construction schedule and estimate

Responsible to regularly update construction schedule for active projects

Responsible for clear communication of needs and requirements to the design-build team, including consultants and engineers

Lead the project after sales through design, estimating, and, permitting, and tendering for a complete handover to construction

Identify opportunities for improved quality and cost effectiveness on projects.

Develop and maintain relationships with trades and internal teams assigned to each project.


University degree in Engineering or Construction Management. Quantity Surveyor (QS) designation an asset

5 years’ experience in residential construction with superior construction process knowledge

Complete knowledge of CCDC contracts CCDC 5A, CCDC 5B AND CCDC 17.

Strong computer skills utilizing MS Office and quantity take off software (i.e., Bluebeam

Background knowledge of Procore and Builderlynx will be an asset

Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment

Strong knowledge in project cost controls

Must be able to complete detailed material quantity take offs

Positive attitude with strong communication skills

Multitasking skills