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Estimator Trainee/Apprentice

JV Driver Projects Inc.

Estimator Trainee/Apprentice


United States

Our Approach

As a JV Driver Employee, the company’s values must be evident in daily activities. Employees are continually thinking outside of the box to implement innovations, which contributes to the success of JV Drivers’ business. JV Drivers’ employees are continually striving to “Build Great Things.” This includes building great projects and taking initiative to develop your career by participating in training and development opportunities.

JV Driver as a company values their people and its’ peoples safety. Employees within the company help lead the safety culture. “Having Fun” is key in creating a working atmosphere that fosters team work. Employees at JV Driver are the foundation of a strong team.

Job Overview

The Estimator Apprentice reports to and takes direction from the Chief Estimator. The primary responsibility of an Estimator is to assist with estimating projects of medium size and complexity.

Performance Objectives

Participates in professional development and mentorship opportunities

Contributes positively to their team

Completes assigned tasks on time, with quality work.

Technical Objectives

Develop knowledge of the structural steel fabrication and erection industry and the basics of estimating.

Assist with estimating projects from bidding through pre-award.

Work with sales staff to ensure accurate and complete estimates are made at bid time.

Read blueprints to create accurate estimates.

Perform takeoffs for structural steel fabrication and erection.

Assists with quantity estimates for incorporation into cost estimates and/ or project budgets

Assists in developing project cost estimates, and revisions to reflect contract scope changes and extra work orders

Maintains files of working documents for back-up to estimating figures

Participates in developing project update and bid package estimate documents.

Safety Objective

The responsibility for safety and safe work performance lies with each individual. Each worker must work closely with the job site supervisors to ensure a safe work environment. Refer to Section 2.9.1 of the JV Driver Health & Safety Manual for a description of responsibilities.


High School Diploma or Equivalent required. Post-secondary education in Construction Management or related field is highly preferred.


The Estimator Apprentice will demonstrate some or all of the following DNA characteristics:

Initiative: a solutions provider, someone whom is motivated, resourceful, creative and displays ingenuity.

Problem Solver: people that are wanting to solve problems themselves and will make decisions within their scope, and trust their own judgment staying within the core values of our organization.

Innovative: someone who is original and creative in thinking, displays ingenuity, is visionary and provides additional value to the client and the company.

Positive Attitude: someone who is friendly, enthusiastic, forward thinking, motivated and engaged.

Flexibility: being able to adapt to change and increase effectiveness and efficiency in and out of work.

Communication: someone that can listen and communicate what they are thinking, present clear expectations and present themselves professionally to co-workers and clients.

Trust: someone that extends trust and in return is trusted by key stakeholders.

Accountability: someone that accepts responsibility for their own decisions and meets expectations.


- Resumes submitted without current/valid vendor agreement will become property of JV Driver Group, Inc. Any recruiting/staffing firm or agency wishing to do business with JV Driver must contact the Human Resources Department (866)391-5816. Recruiting/staffing firms may NOT contact hiring managers directly. Firms that do not honor this request will be removed from consideration.


Requisition No: 2018-29246

Shift: Day Shift

Rotation: 5 & 2

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JV Driver Projects Inc.


Estimator Trainee/Apprentice JV Driver Projects Inc. - , , United States


Company Profile:
JV Driver has been providing industrial construction services to the Oil & Gas, Energy, Petrochemical, Forestry, and Mining sectors since 1989. We have a solid multi-discipline industrial construction capability, with a total commitment to Safety, Quality, and Excellence. For over 20 years, we have been creating value for our clients and opportunity for our people, by challenging the status quo, looking after each other, having fun, and building great things together!