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About Alquinn

Our organization is a mid-size residential home builder. We’re a small, family-owned, agile team that’s built hundreds of homes over the past 10 years and we’re known as the builder’s builder (yes, we also secretly build for other builders). Many of our trades even live in Alquinn homes – which says everything about our reputation for excellence in the industry.

About the Role

We are currently seeking candidates for the position of Estimator. The Estimator/Purchaser is a key member of the office team with daily responsibilities related to purchasing/ estimating of single and multi-family residential projects. The Estimator will be a part of a team who will ensure budgets are current, up to date and job files are complete and accurate.


  • This position will report directly to the Director of Pre-Construction

Key Responsibilities

Quantity Takeoffs – Responsible for accurate quantity takeoffs for standard model plans and options.

Price quoting – Quoting/ tendering base custom plans. Can thoroughly review trade and supplier quotes.

Base budgets and option pricing – Maintaining the cost database.

Custom Pricing – analyze custom change agreements, accurately build pricing into our systems, and develop retail pricing.


The successful candidate will possess the following qualities:

  • Post secondary diploma in a related field.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in an estimating or purchasing role.
  • Have keen attention to detail.
  • Can analyze plans, plot plans and details.
  • Ability to manage high priority or urgent tasks and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Detail-oriented, proactive, self-starter with strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Excellent time management skills and the flexibility to work the hours required to get the job done during peak times.
  • Strong computer skills, including Excel and Home Front builder software.

Final notes:

We’re drafting our blueprint for the next 10 years. The time is now and the time is right for us to grow and build our team. We build great houses and we build them better and faster than anyone else. But that’s just the foundation. Now, we’re looking to lead the way forward.

There are unique opportunities available for a company our size. We’re big enough to have figured out things while small enough to offer lots of headroom to grow with our family. We’re striking a balance between standards and spontaneity, process and playfulness, exacting enough to exceed the code but agile enough to afford innovation. It is a tall order but it is worth striving for.

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Part 1: Intake Questions

Let’s start by gathering your information and answering some simple questions.
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Must live in Alberta. On-site prioritized/preferred.