Sherbrooke, QC, Canada

Do you want to contribute to the influence of a fast-growing family business made up of seven production sites in North America? Are you looking for stability in your professional life?

DE LA FONTAINE, designated in 2021 and 2022 for the prestigious distinction of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, is looking for an Estimator.

Thanks to its values, its business model which is based on its strategy of growth through acquisitions, its close relationship (both with its market, its customers and its employees), the continuous improvement of its management system, as well as its financial health, the company is able to continue to invest and seize growth opportunities.

Job description

Reporting the Estimator Coordinator, the estimator receives and handles quote requests for steel doors and frames for construction projects. He will develop proposals based on customer needs and the company’s price structure.

In addition to having strong technical expertise in construction, the successful candidate is also structured, disciplined and very autonomous.


  • Proceed with estimates and evaluations of doors and frames in order to develop a quote;
  • Analyze and interpret plans and quotes;
  • Prepare quotes, specifying quantities and including costs for doors and frames, in accordance with the price and markup structure;
  • Interpret and adapt customer projects to reflect the company’s nomenclature;
  • Provide support and follow-up by relaying technical information;
  • Direct customer requests to the appropriate internal resources;
  • Provide occasional assistance to other team members for different tasks related to customer service (orders follow-up, quality issues, etc.);
  • Assume all other responsibilities and execute all other tasks related to the role.


  • Degree in a field directly related to construction, such as a college diploma in architecture or building techniques, technical qualifications in engineering, or any relevant practical experiences to the field of work to do;
  • Ability to read plans and quotes;
  • Knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite: Word, PowerPoint and Excel(advanced);
  • Relevant experience with metals (an asset).


  • Analytical skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Priority management skills
  • Team spirit
  • Ability to work under pressure while meeting tight deadlines
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

Job details

  • Flexible schedule
  • Position located in Sherbrooke (possibility of remote).
  • The employee must be able to travel regularly between Canada and the United States and spend time at our plant in Sherbrooke.