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Date:  Nov 20, 2023

Cambridge, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Nuclear

Position Title:  Estimator, Electrical

Come Build Your Career at Aecon!

As a Canadian leader in infrastructure development, Aecon is safely and sustainably building what matters for future generations to thrive! We lead some of the most impactful infrastructure projects of our generation, at the forefront of transformational change in transportation and energy, and partnering every day to build, connect, power, and strengthen our communities.

At Aecon, you can count on:

  • Safety First. Our number one core value. If we can’t do it safely, we don’t do it at all.
  • Integrity. We lead by example, with humility and courage.
  • Accountability. We’re passionate about delivering on our commitments.
  • Inclusion. We provide equitable opportunities for everyone.


We lead the infrastructure industry with purpose, and our people are at the heart of everything we do. So, we invest in our people, just like they invest in us! 


At Aecon we:

  • Ensure you and your family receive the services needed to support your mental, emotional, and physical well-being
  • Believe in helping you build your career through our Aecon University and Leadership Programs
  • Are committed to supporting and investing in inclusive work environments, through initiatives like Equity, Diversity & Inclusion training, our Aecon Women in Trades and Aecon Diversity in Trades programs, and our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to ensure we are building inclusion into every aspect of our culture at Aecon.
  • Are a leader in sustainable construction. With a strong commitment to operating responsibility by minimizing our impact on the environment and surrounding communities.


Our business success relies on strong execution and continuous improvement – driven by the diversity, expertise and teamwork of our people. We’re always searching the globe for innovative, collaborative minds to join our best-in-class Aecon community!


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 Director of Proposals & Estimating and/or Bid Managers, the Electrical Estimator is responsible to prepare and deliver compliant and comprehensive construction cost estimates, projects risks, assumptions, and clarifications for various electrical scopes as they relate to nuclear construction projects.  The Electrical 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 strategies and scope breakdown structures to support the estimate development process
•    Support the Bid Manager throughout the entire proposal development duration
•    Participation and understanding of both design/build and “build-to-spec” contracts
•    Review and interpret project drawings, specifications, lists, and other technical documentation
•    Ability to conceptualize construction plans / methodologies that define how to construct and install various mechanical equipment / systems
•    Create sketches, drawings and specifications 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
•    Estimate Preparation - labour hours / headcounts, material costs; tools & equipment costs; scheduling durations; and compile bid packages for subcontractors and/or equipment suppliers
•    Analyzes sub-trade quotations, liaison with subcontractors for clarification of issues
•    Attend estimate kick-off and approval meetings with management to review estimate details, assumptions, and risk factors
•    Determine estimated construction durations for job forecasting and project scheduling
•    Attend walkdowns / site visits to understand project scope
•    Superior time management with the ability to meet deadlines

•    Performs such other duties and responsibilities as assigned by their supervisor/manager
•    Effective communication in English with ability to develop and write reports, summaries, presentations and standard business correspondence
•    Conduct and complete specialized nuclear training (i.e. NGET and Orange Badge)
•    Site visits and some travel may be required


What You Bring To The Team

•    Minimum 10 years of large capital project estimating experience within the industrial or nuclear construction industries
•    Electrical or Construction Engineering Technologist 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.)
•    Strong estimating background, preferably on nuclear construction / maintenance projects 
•    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 during any step of the application process please click here.