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Careers at Fish Creek

Our success and longevity in business is the direct result of "Working together in partnership to successfully create new beginnings for our customers".

If you are looking for an exciting new career and possess proven skills and experience, a strong work ethic, a positive attitude,  and enjoy working in a team environment, please contact us.

Fish Creek provides:

  • Industry competitive wage rates
  • Job security, year round work
  • Industry standard benefit package
  • Complete corporate and safety orientation
  • On the job training for qualified candidates
  • Opportunity for advancement

We are currently hiring for the following positions:

Position                                  Location                          Division                         Posting Date

Estimator                                Calgary Office               Contruction                   4/29/16

Fish Creek Excavating Ltd. is accepting applications for the position of Estimator, based out of our Calgary office.


  • The Project Estimator will prepare estimates of costs including the costs of materials, labour and equipment. 

·        Quantity takeoffs for tender verification & risk assessment.

·        Attend pre-tender meeting and jobsite investigations.

·        Supervise preparation of all sub-contracts to ensure accurate contract administration.

·        Conduct handover meetings with operations personnel.

·        Ensure each project has the proper contractual arrangements (ie. Indemnification, purchase orders, permits, etc.)

·        Review project costs after completion to ensure the quality of future estimates

·        Understanding of provided and existing specifications including local municipality standard specifications (City of Calgary, County of Rockyview, Alberta Transportation)

·        Responsible for forecast costs and expenditure statements throughout the duration of the project while preparing construction progress schedules and project budgets.

·        Effective communication skills

  • Providing assistance to the senior staff (Project Managers) in the coordination, scheduling, quantity surveying, reporting and quality control functions.
  • Works with the Project Manager to establish a cost reporting system for all project components.
  • Monitors daily, weekly and monthly labour, equipment, material and sub-trade costs.  Monitors cost accruals and reviews with the Project Manager on a regular basis.
  • Develops a schedule with the assistance of the Project Manager. Monitors and updates schedules on a regular basis. Reviews and monitors actual construction schedule. Identified critical paths and keeps abreast of manpower loading and material deliveries.
  • Controls drawings, drawing records, revisions, site instructions and change orders.
  • Ensures that all work is completed accurately
  • Obtains and provides written documentation for all clarifications and instructions, attends all regular meetings.
  • Assists with preparing progress invoicing and progress status reports


Desired skills and experience:

·        3-5 years of progressive experience in construction industry, specifically earthworks

·        Strong organizational skills

·        Excellent communication, leadership and interpersonal skills

·        Proficient in Agtek software earthworks, Microsoft Suite:  Outlook, Excel and Word

·        Ability to adapt to daily changes in scope of work

·        Experience in estimating, planning and reporting research results to others

·       Strong strategic planning skills with attention to detail


Fish Creek offers industry competitive wages, full benefit plan, a safety first culture, incentive bonus potential, and a positive team environment.  We are a company who is focused on innovation, safety and growth.  This is a full-time year round position.


Please e-mail your resume to or forward your resume to 403 569-0390.  We thank all applicants however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Please email your resume to

If you are applying for any of the vacant positions, please reference the position on the subject line of your email.  No phone calls please.





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