Date:  Jan 13, 2021

Calgary, AB, CA

Operating Sector:  Civil West

Junior Estimator

At Aecon, we’re building the future and our people are at the heart of everything we do. We're always looking for exceptional talent to work on our exciting and ever-expanding project portfolios. We are focused on being the #1 Canadian Infrastructure Company and the first choice employer in our industry.



Position Overview

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.


Reporting to the Senior Estimator, the Junior Estimator will primarily complete quantity take-offs and conceptual estimating and provide support with budgets and cost analyses. This role will analyze project plans and specifications to determine the overall estimated cost of a project in the pre-construction phase. The ideal candidate will have previous experience in construction, be organized, motivated, detail-orientated and driven.

Key Responsibilities

  • Accurately interpret and comprehend tender drawings and specifications for all projects.
  • Present all aspects of the project scope, staging, timing, constraints, risks, and potential cost saving opportunities and alternatives to internal staff.
  • Perform and/or direct quantity take-offs from tender drawings.
  • Prepare initial tender schedule for handoff to field staff.
  • Consistently and insightfully formulate all tender costs—labour, material, equipment, and procure subcontractor scope and costs—for quotation submission.
  • Close tenders—including tender reviews and sub-proposal reviews and analysis.
  • Accountable for accuracy of tender submissions.
  • Prepare bid bond and insurance request forms.
  • Maintain files and correspondence on active tenders.
  • Customer follow-up on submitted tenders/proposals.
  • Cost out potential scope of work changes/additional cost/claims situations.
  • Provide technical support to field staff.
  • Communicate with field staff and Clients.

Required Knowledge and Experience

  • Degree or diploma in construction management, estimating or engineering or other related discipline.
  • 1-3 years’ experience in civil estimating within the construction industry.
  • Knowledge of road paving and the construction industry is an asset.
  • Strong capability of reading through the tender documents and project specifications and prepare summary.
  • Capable of reading and understanding construction drawings and documents.
  • Experience working with spreadsheets, databases, estimating packages, take-off packages, and scheduling packages.
  • Strong team and communication skills—reading, writing, and oral skills.
  • Strong Computer proficiency – Experience with Hard Dollar and SAP is considered and asset.
  • Ability to work accurately under pressure.


Aecon has every intention of fostering diversity within and across our organization. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


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