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Date:  Jan 13, 2023

Calgary, AB, CA

Operating Sector:  Transportation West & Foundations

Position Title:  Estimator

Build Your Career at Aecon

Aecon is proud to build some of the most impactful infrastructure projects of this generation. From the roads and transit systems that connect our communities, to the communication networks that link us from coast-to-coast, and the water infrastructure that supplies our businesses and homes. Our integral work includes constructing the pipelines that join provinces with the energy that fuels the nation, and the airports and ports that connect us all. Aecon is there, safely and sustainably building the future.  


We lead the infrastructure industry with purpose, and our people are at the heart of everything we do. Our business success relies on strong execution and continuous improvement – driven by the diversity, expertise and teamwork of our employees. We are always searching the globe for exceptional candidates to join the Aecon family and be a part of our forward-thinking, innovative, best-in-class organization!  


Company and Divisional Overview

Aecon Construction Group Inc. is Canada’s largest, publicly traded construction and infrastructure Development Company. Aecon and its subsidiaries provide services to private and public sector clients throughout Canada and on a selected basis internationally.

Safe. Trusted. Respected. Aecon Civil is a market leader with a self-perform competitive advantage and core local strength in key markets. We’re proud of our work helping to expand and improve Canada’s infrastructure and transportation networks, and we’re ready to build the future of our country. With over a century of experience, and the ability to offer diverse, comprehensive services, Aecon is a preferred contractor for our clients. This includes numerous public entities and Public-Private Partnerships in Canada and abroad.

Purpose of the Position

Reporting to the Senior Estimator for Calgary Operations, the Estimator will be involved in bidding work in and around the Calgary area up to $100M+ . This position will be based at our Calgary office located in Quarry Park and will work as part of a larger team to deliver estimates of one or more bid tenders at one time. The successful applicant will have a comprehensive understanding of civil construction including asphalt paving, concrete works, underground utilities and earthworks. Candidates who wish to spend a period of time in estimating with the intention of following the project out to the field are welcome to apply. Candidates who have spent significant time in the civil construction field with minor estimating experience are also welcome to apply.


Key Responsibilities 

  • Responsible for accuracy of bid cost to actual cost of work performed.  
  • Analyzes documents, drawings, specifications, proposals, and addendums in preparation for pricing.
  • Performs any estimate related oral and/or written communications with clients.
  • Reviewing project site prior to price preparation.
  • Performs quantity take-off from construction drawings where applicable.
  • Obtains pricing from suppliers and Subcontractors, compiling information into estimate.
  • Formulates all costs for tender submission – labour, equipment, material, rentals, and subcontracts.
  • Oversees the distribution of appropriate documentation appropriately upon award of project.
  • Collaborates with Operations to drive project success and learning.
  • Performs Post Bid / Post Project Analysis completion and that associated learning and communication takes place.
  • Assists with RFP’s and General Contract tender submissions.
  • Assists with Prequalification submissions, RFQ’s and RFI’s as required.
  • Incorporates / complies with Aecon’s risk management policies and procedures.
  • Protects all forms of proprietary information.
  • Maintains Estimating data systems to ensure they are kept up to date.


Required Knowledge or Skills 


  • Minimum 5+ years of experience completing estimates for municipal civil construction projects.  
  • University Degree, College Diploma or Trades Background– or equivalent experience.
  • Ability to read and understand construction drawings and documents. 
  • Good knowledge of job cost fundamentals for typical items and scopes where design and/or schematics have been provided.
  • Demonstrated computer software proficiency- MS Excel/Word.
  • Experience with estimating software is considered an asset.
  • Proven organizational skills.
  • Ability to time manage and formulate plans to meet multiple deadlines within a high-pressure work environment.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to travel as required.
  • Adaptable to flexible work schedule when required to meet deadlines.


Aecon fosters diversity, inclusion and belonging within and across our organization. We welcome all to apply including, women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


We are committed to adhering to the objectives and requirements outlined in the Accessible Canada Act (ACA), and to meeting the accessibility needs of persons with disabilities in a timely manner, through the implementation of the requirements of the ACA and its applicable regulations. If you require accommodation under the ACA Act during any step of the application process please click here.