Quantity Surveyor


Toronto, Canada


Position summary

Job ID:  487096 

Work Type:  Full Time Permanent 

Dufferin Construction is a division of CRH Canada Group Inc., one of Canada's largest vertically integrated building materials and construction companies.

Here at Dufferin Construction, we are always seeking to hire numerous students for co-op placements. The locations in which you will work depend on your permanent address and interest.

Dufferin Construction Company, a division of CRH Canada Group Inc. established in 1912, is one of the largest heavy civil engineering contractors in the industry, and we are continuing to grow and looking for a Quantity Surveyor to join our team!

Under the direction of the Chief Estimator, the successful candidate will prepare quantity take-offs for pricing purposes on tenders and change orders using various computer technology such as Pay Dirt software, AutoCAD, Bluebeam software and/or Microsoft office along with manual techniques.   


  • Read and interpret contract drawings and specifications on assigned projects.
  • Contact consulting design engineers to clarify details relating to specific projects.
  • Prepare quantity take-off for commercial, municipal and heavy civil construction projects using computer-aided technology and/or manual process.
  • Review completed take-off with Project Estimator to obtain approval of final quantities to be used in bidding process.
  • Prepare tender submission packages and ensure that all requirements for tender packages are included prior to submission.
  • Complete tender checklist accurately and on time to prevent any tender submission errors.
  • Assist Project Estimator with various tasks related to tenders of interest such as:
    • Prepare and distribute Request For Quotation (‘RFQ’) packages to interested subcontractors.
    • Attend mandatory site meetings as required.
    • Assist in the closing of tenders with various tasks such as following up with subcontractors, input of bid unit prices manually or electronically, preparation of tender submission documents, etc.
  • Assist field operations with tracking and summarizing monthly as built payment quantities as required.

Experience & Educational Requirements:

  • Post-Secondary Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology and a minimum of 1 year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and practical experience.

Position Dimensions:

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills.
  • Strong knowledge of material classifications.
  • Ability to read contract drawings and specifications.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Maintains a high level of customer service.
  • Build relationships and rapport with colleagues and customers.
  • Coordinate with other team members to deliver seamless service to customers.
  • Contributes ideas and actions towards the continuous improvement of processes within areas of influence.

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CRH Canada Group Inc. recognizes Canada’s diverse landscape. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process.