March 13, 2024


$90,000–$120,000 a year - Full-time


Rock Construction & Mining Inc in Kamloops, BC


  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • RRSP match
  • Vision care

Full job description

Rock Construction & Mining Inc. is seeking a detail oriented and enthusiastic Estimator to work with our technical team on mining and construction projects across Canada. This position will be based out of our head office in Kamloops and comes with industry-best wages and benefits. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in accurately estimating project costs, ensuring competitive bids, and contributing to the successful execution of projects.

About Us:

Join one of Canada’s largest rock excavation contractors specializing in drilling and blasting operations. Scopes of work include construction and mining projects of every size and complexity in locations across Canada.

Since 2002, RCMI has secured its reputation as a trusted partner in drilling and blasting applications such as road and highway construction, quarry and mine production, infrastructure foundations and hydroelectric development. Founded with the philosophy of providing a safe, efficient, and guaranteed service, in meeting all client expectations, RCMI believes that people are the greatest asset and utilizes the valuable resources gained through worker engagement.


  • Analyze project specifications and requirements to prepare accurate cost estimates.
  • Collaborate with project managers, engineers, and other stakeholders to gather relevant information.
  • Evaluate materials, labor, and equipment costs to determine project expenses.
  • Prepare comprehensive and competitive bids in response to client requests.
  • Coordinate with subcontractors and suppliers to obtain competitive quotes.
  • Ensure bid submissions are compliant with project requirements and deadlines.
  • Identify potential risks and uncertainties that may impact project costs.
  • Work with the project team to develop risk mitigation strategies.
  • Provide input on risk factors affecting bid pricing.
  • Maintain detailed and organized records of estimation data, assumptions, and methodologies.
  • Generate reports and summaries for internal review and client presentations.
  • Collaborate with the project management team to refine and update estimates as needed.
  • Liaise with clients, subcontractors, and internal teams to gather and clarify project details.
  • Collaborate with the Project Manager to ensure alignment between estimated costs and project budgets.
  • Support the Project Manager with tracking and reporting on project performance
  • Participate in meetings to discuss project requirements, scope, and potential changes.
  • Work with the RCMI senior management team to advance the company’s business strategy.

Personal Attributes:

  • Highly organized, detail orientated able to prioritize
  • Work accurately and meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced computer skills with Word, Excel, Outlook, and AutoCAD/Civil3D
  • Ability to work with others as a team
  • Ability to delegate and possess supervisory skills
  • Good rapport with customers and service-oriented
  • Knowledge of OHS and Mining Regulations is considered an asset
  • The position is local to Kamloops, but travel will be required to specific projects outside of the area within Canada
  • Valid Drivers License

Desired education:

  • Engineering Degree or Diploma
  • Preferred areas of study: Mining, Civil, Construction Management
  • Candidates without a degree/diploma will be considered with proven experience.
  • PMI training is considered an asset

Desired experience:

  • Civil 3D MinePlan 3D, or similar
  • Microsoft Project or similar
  • Drilling and Blasting
  • Mining
  • Civil Construction – earthworks/infrastructure

Preference will be given to those candidates with proven experience in a mining/civil background.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. This position offers a competitive salary and benefit package, which is negotiable based on knowledge and experience.

We thank all who apply for your interest in working with RCMI. Only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted for an interview. Applications and queries relating to the role are welcomed via email or chat function only. Please do not call the office.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $90,000.00-$120,000.00 per year


  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • RRSP match
  • Vision care

Flexible Language Requirement:

  • French not required


  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends as needed


  • Construction estimating: 3 years (preferred)

Work Location: In person

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