Estimator (Internship)

Job Description

What's in store

An estimator intern analyzes the costs associated with performing new construction project/s and relatedly prepares reports and/or estimates regarding the project/s. The estimator intern is responsible for accurately controlling and studying the information related to the project/s and reporting these figures in a timely manner.

Our 4 division are:
Heavy civil

Work Hours

What to expect

The hours of work will range from 25 to 50 hours per week, (9 am–5 pm) depending on varying contracts and timelines—overtime, weekends and/or evenings are typically not required.


What's typical

Estimator interns at MGI will come across and engage with tasks such as:

  • Prepares estimates of probable costs of materials, labour, and equipment by studying plans; updating specifications; identifying and projecting costs
  • Evaluates offers to purchase by costing changes, additions, and site requirements
  • Set up cost monitoring and reporting systems and procedures
  • Obtains bids from vendors and subcontractors by specifying materials; identifying qualified subcontractors; negotiating price
  • Resolves cost discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information
  • Liaise, consult and communicate with engineers, architects, owners, contractors and subcontractors
  • Advise on tendering procedures, examine and analyze tenders, recommend tender awards and conduct negotiations
  • Prepares special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends
  • Prepare and maintain a directory of suppliers, contractors and subcontractors


Training: What's preferred

  • Reliable transportation, such as a G-license
  • Attention to detail
  • Fluency in technology and accompanying programs such as MS Office©, AutoCAD©, experience with project management systems
  • Mastery of data process and visualization programs
  • Negotiation skills
  • Effective in creating and performing presentations
  • Active collaboration with project stakeholders
  • Experience within the industry
  • Construction related degree/s or equivalent/s


Salary and Compensation:
What’s rewarded

We offer competitive salaries on experience, knowledge, and education. MGI also provides attractive benefits that extend to health, dental, vision insurance, retirement planning, pension plans, professional development, training credits, wellness programs, travel/vacation days, discounts on company products and services, commuter benefits, and team bonding events to maintain a healthy and inviting company culture.


What we’re all about

Our mission is very clear: we are dedicated to providing our clients with cost-effective and timely service; our employees with a safe and rewarding workplace; and our planet with environmentally sound business strategies and operating procedures. We look to situate development projects not as a ‘one-off’ but contextualize them within the broader community and actively look to redefine construction as a lifestyle, not just a ‘job.’

We realize that some seek employment where others are driven by a greater civic-duty. It is this latter segment, those who are self-motivated, passionate, entrepreneurial in spirit while egoless in nature, that we believe are best suited for our collective role in #ConstructingHistory.

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