• Exciting opportunity for a critical thinker to join a great team and a stable company.

  • Utilize and expand your Purchasing knowledge, working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
  • Enjoy an attractive salary and great benefits package.


Foremost is one of the largest, most geographically diverse industrial manufacturers in Western Canada, specializing in oil & gas, heavy oil, mining, waterwell and construction equipment. With more than 640,000 square feet of manufacturing space and over 1000 employees across Alberta, Foremost is well positioned to meet and exceed clients’ expectations. For more information about Foremost, visit


Foremost has an immediate opening for a full-time Senior Estimator located at our Foremost Lloydminster Facility in Lloydminster, AB.  This position has the responsibility of analyzing costs and preparing estimates on prospective oil and gas process projects.  The estimator provides technical support and services in the planning, estimating, and measuring of work. As part of a multi-functional team you will be responsible for:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop various types of estimates from conceptual class V estimates for proposals and early conceptual studies, to detailed estimates for ongoing projects utilizing estimating tools including various estimating software, databases and spreadsheets
  • Responsible for all aspects of the estimate e.g. establish the estimating scope of work, prepare estimate methodology and basis of estimate as well as produce the overall estimate schedule identifying all deliverables and interfaces with other disciplines
  • Coordinate and monitor input from process engineering, discipline lead engineers, procurement, contracts and construction to ensure a timely completion
  • Establish the key parameters associated with the overall quality and accuracy of the estimate such as: equipment and material pricing guidelines, material take-off and other allowances, escalation philosophy, and site labor productivity factors
  • Assemble final estimate packages; conduct detailed analysis of completed estimates including benchmarking against similar completed projects and reconciliation of completed estimate to prior estimates
  • Produce comprehensive estimate review packages for project, department, corporate and client reviews
  • Facilitate smooth transition of awarded projects with the coordinating and operations departments
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Mechanical Engineering Technology or Mechanical Engineering Degree or equivalent
  • Mechanical and mathematical aptitude and an attention to detail is a must
  • Good oral, written communication, and organizational skills a must
  • Ability to read and understand drawings and P&IDs
  • Candidate must have a minimum of 5 year of estimating experience in the Oil and Gas and Refining industries
  • Must have extensive knowledge and experience in preparing mega-project cost estimates
  • Field experience is a definite asset
  • Proficiency in the full range of Microsoft Office Professional products, and data base applications
  • Ideal candidate will have demonstrated leadership skills, people skills and mentoring skills

Foremost offers all employees a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits.


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