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Date:  Feb 15, 2024

Cambridge, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Nuclear

Position Title:  Sr. Bid Manager

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 supervision of the Director of Proposals & Estimating, this role is responsible for the preparation of compliant and comprehensive construction estimates, proposal submissions and documentation related to various types of major nuclear construction and maintenance projects.  During the bid preparation process, this individual manages the development of construction cost estimates, oversees a team of disciplined estimators, prepares a preliminary execution plan, generates a project risk register and establishes a preliminary P6 project schedule.


What You'll Do Here 

•    Proven Project and Bid management capabilities
•    Overall responsibility and management of construction cost estimate development, bid submissions and proposal execution strategies
•    Produce detailed cost estimates and proposals that align with overall business objectives and financial requirements
•    Compile inputs from various sources to produce organized proposals, detailed cost estimates and P6 schedules
•    Collaborate with a team of construction estimators and support personnel to produce the required proposal deliverables
•    Review and comment on customer RFP documents, drawings, specifications and contracts
•    Develop a strategic and competitive construction approach / execution plan for each proposal
•    Identify potential project risks and ensure necessary precautions are implemented to manage exposure
•    Works together with Operations, Project personnel, Business Development and Senior Management
•    Utilize estimating software to organize estimates per internal guidelines and customer requirements
•    Review and approve estimates and resource requirements developed by estimators for each discipline
•    Preparation of project schedules, resource loading, productivity assessments and cash flows
•    Creation of technical, commercial, marketing and promotional documents
•    Chair the required proposal initiation, status and approval meetings with Senior Management
•    Present proposal and estimate details to Senior Management to obtain required approvals
•    Presents or ‘Turnover’ awarded proposal information and estimate details to the Project Team members
•    Develop and maintain positive relationships with clients, consultants and subcontractors
•    Serve as the main contact for various consultants, engineering firms and subcontractors
•    Review of engineering drawings, specifications, contracts and other technical documentation to fully understand project scope requirements and associated construction risk elements.
•    Responsible for the preparation and documentation of cost estimates following the Company’s estimating policies and procedures.
•    Obtains and analyzes sub-trade quotations, liaison with subcontractors
•    Review of estimates, including labor hours, material costs, tools & equipment, rentals, materials and subcontractors.
•    Such other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Manager of Proposals & Estimating
•    Site visits and occasional travel will be required 


What You Bring To The Team

•    Minimum 15 years of experience within the nuclear and/or industrial construction industry
•    Strong estimating background on large capital or industrial construction projects 
•    Project Management experience and/or field experience on large construction projects 

•    Understanding of both design/build and build-to-specification approaches
•    Strong understanding of contract language, legal terms and conditions
•    Exceptional leadership and organizational skills
•    Strong communication skills – oral and written
•    Common sense with strong attention to detail
•    Ability to read and understand technical drawings
•    Self-assured, resourceful and responsible attitude
•    Knowledge of AACE guidelines and estimating concepts
•    Familiar with unionized trade agreements and wage schedules
•    P. Eng., CET, or equivalent industry experience
•    Proficiency with Microsoft applications, Primavera P6 and/or construction estimating software
•    Ability to work in a multi-discipline team environment including vendors, subcontractors and clients




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.