Date:  Sep 17, 2021

Cambridge, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Nuclear

Position Title:  Mechanical 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 

Aecon, and its predecessor companies, have been actively engaged in nuclear construction in Canada, and internationally, since 1967. 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. Aecon also provides major construction services to the nuclear power market in the US.

Under the general supervision of the Proposal Manager, the Mechanical Estimator is responsible for the development and preparation of cost estimates, using their knowledge of construction methods to generate execution plans for various nuclear construction opportunities and projects.  They will compile estimates requiring cost details for various items including materials, equipment, subcontractors and trade labour specific to the scope of work being quoted.

Key Responsibilities
⦁    Overall responsibility for estimate development
⦁    Supporting the lead Proposal / Bid manager throughout the entire Proposal development duration
⦁    Reviews and interprets project drawings and technical specifications that define project requirements.
⦁    Ability to conceptualize construction plans / methodologies that define how to construct and install various mechanical equipment / systems.
⦁    Create sketches, drawings and specifications that support the estimating process
⦁    Responsible to generate accurate quantity take-offs from project drawings, specifications, BOMs, etc.
⦁    Responsible for the preparation of the required estimate details and documentation that follow internal estimating policies and procedures
⦁    Participation and understanding of both design/build and build to spec contracts
⦁    Analyzes sub-trade quotations, liaison with subcontractors for clarification of issues
⦁    Estimate Preparation - labour hours / headcounts, material costs; tools & equipment costs; scheduling durations; and compile bid packages for subcontractors and/or equipment suppliers
⦁    Develop estimates for potential scope of work changes and bid to construction reviews
⦁    Attend Strategy, Kick-Off and estimate review meetings as required
⦁    Attend estimate approval meetings with management to review estimate details, assumptions, and risk factors
⦁    Participate in turnover meetings with the Construction Project Teams
⦁    Attend walkdowns / site visits to understand project scope
⦁    Maintains deadlines during the bidding process
⦁    Utilize estimating software to compile and generate estimate information

Required Knowledge and Experience
⦁    Minimum 5 years of experience within the construction industry and/or within an estimating department 
⦁    Strong estimating background, preferably on nuclear construction / maintenance projects 
⦁    Exceptional organizational skills
⦁    Strong communication skills – oral and written
⦁    Good knowledge of trades, agreements and work structure
⦁    Trade Certification and/or P.Eng. / CET, or equivalent industry experience 
⦁    Trade – Millwright or Ironworker background
⦁    Good familiarity with MS Excel, Word, and/or Ineight Estimate (Hard Dollar)




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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