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Date:  May 25, 2023

Cambridge, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Nuclear

Position Title:  Estimator, Civil

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!  


About Us

Aecon, and its predecessor companies, have been actively engaged in Nuclear Construction in Canada, and internationally, since 1967.

Aecon aims to be the partner-of-choice for our nuclear clients and our dedication to excellence is leading us there.  Aecon Nuclear provides a full spectrum of Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) services, in addition to maintenance and manufacturing services tailored to meet the demanding requirements of the nuclear power industry.  We hold a broad range of nuclear qualifications to support the nuclear industry with construction and maintenance services.

Currently, Aecon is a major partner for both ongoing refurbishment programs at OPG and Bruce Power, and provides EPC services for many nuclear maintenance projects. We also provides major construction services to the nuclear power market in the US.

Under the general supervision of the Manager of Proposals & Estimating, Bid / Proposal Managers and/or Sr. Civil Estimator the Civil Estimator is responsible to prepare and deliver compliant and comprehensive construction cost estimates, projects risks, assumptions, and clarifications for various civil / architectural scopes as they relate to industrial / nuclear construction projects.  The Civil Estimator will be required to develop detailed compilations and summaries of direct construction hours, engage with multiple subcontractors, material suppliers and rental companies and be able to present their results logically and thoroughly to management for approval


What You'll Do Here 

•    Work effectively in a team environment and support other estimators and mangers in the department
•    Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
•    Develop an estimate strategy and scope breakdown structure to support the development of each estimate
•    Participation and understanding of both design/build and “build-to-spec” contracts
•    Review and interpret project drawings, specifications, lists, and other technical documentation
•    Create sketches, drawings to support the estimating process
•    Compile RFIs during and/or after the document reviews
•    Responsible for the accurate take-off of quantities preparation of detailed estimates while following company policies and estimating procedures
•    Utilize construction estimating software to compile detailed estimate information
•    Maintain files of working documents as back-up for estimate figures, including current (accurate) information on prices from suppliers through direct contact, sales brochures, price lists, etc.
•    Determine estimated construction durations for job forecasting and project scheduling
•    Solicit and review subcontractor quotations, follow-up with scope and pricing clarifications and resolve issues
•    Participate in estimate approval meetings with management
•    Modify estimates to address addendums and/or scope changes


What You Bring To The Team

•    Minimum 5 years of estimating experience within the industrial construction industry on large capital projects

•    Civil or Construction Engineering Technologist Diploma or Civil Engineering Degree or Trade Certification or Gold Seal Certificate (Estimating) or equivalent experience
•    Ineight Estimate software experience is preferred and knowledge of estimating, and take off programs are beneficial (i.e. Excel, OST Pro, Bluebeam, etc.)
•    Exceptional organizational and time management skills
•    Strong communication skills, both oral and written
•    Common sense, concentration, imagination, ability to read and understand drawings, self-assurance, responsible attitude, and leadership qualities
•    Good knowledge of subcontracting processes
•    Understanding of unionized trade agreements
•    Ability to work in a multi-tasking and multi-disciplined team environment




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.