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The heavy cost of an estimator shortage

Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

construction imageConstruction is one industry in Canada with no sign of a slowdown in sight, which means high demand for good candidates and nationwide employers are looking for top estimators

How can Canadian estimators make the most of the career opportunities available?

Estimators with experience in large projects of $30 million or more are especially in demand, so those early in their careers should look for opportunities to grow their experience base. Working on different types of projects can show range and create new opportunities.

For those in senior roles, look at the different regional trends that match your expertise and interest. The Pan Am games  Toronto's condo boom, Vancouver's focus on infrastructure, and the variety of construction projects in Calgary and Edmonton offer different opportunities for estimators.

As you advance in your career, leadership skills become increasingly important. Find ways to improve your people management and team leadership abilities through stretch assignments and project management. Find out more about the path to senior leadership in our DNA of a Construction Leader report.

Looking for your next career opportunity? View the roles below, or search for opportunities in your region.

Senior Estimator Surrey 1038731
Junior Civil Estimator
Calgary 1032388
Mechanical Construction Estimator Ottawa 1039696
Construction Estimator Toronto 1038978
Senior Estimator - Commercial Calgary 1038454
Intermediate Electrical Estimator Cambridge 1039578
Estimator - Residential Toronto 1038794

Learn more about Canada's construction industry trends in the Hays 2015 Salary Guide, market update videos, and industry webinars.

Talk to Rowan O'Grady, Hays Canada President, on the Canadian labour market.


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