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Date:  Jul 1, 2024

Charlotte, NC, US

Operating Sector:  Nuclear

Position Title:  Estimator

Come Build Your Career at Aecon!

Aecon is an infrastructure development company which 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

With over 50 years of nuclear experience; Aecon reputation for reliability, safety, and performance has continually made us a contractor of choice. We offer an unparalleled depth of expertise and a broad range of capabilities that can be called upon to deliver an integrated solution to virtually any nuclear challenge. Aecon broad range of services and seamless solutions to our clients on numerous projects, from plant modifications to a long-term maintenance contract for nuclear facilities, design-build ISFSI, reactor overhaul or large component replacement for plant life extension, site preparation & large component removal for decommissioning, specialty welding and cutting tool and site services, safety class component, pipes and custom steel fabrication.


Aecon has kept pace with the increasingly challenging demands of the industry – the need for more capacity, greater efficiency, innovation, and more stringent environmental controls; we achieve this all while maintaining our unparalleled commitment to safety. Safety First is our number one core value and it is deeply ingrained at all levels of our organization, from leadership through our frontline workers. We firmly believe that positive results can only be achieved by providing safe, healthy, working conditions and impeccably maintained equipment.


When it comes to the of future nuclear projects, we have the capabilities to manage engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance, and fabrication services including project development, project management and project financing. From design and engineering to construction delivery, and project finance, we work tirelessly to make expectations a reality.


Under the general supervision of the Estimating and Proposals Manager, the Mechanical Estimator is responsible for the preparation and documentation of cost estimates and executions plan for the construction of projects. Computes costs estimates of raw materials purchased or leased equipment or subcontracted work and labor required in the bid tendering process


Citizenship – Must be a US Citizen to apply for this position.


What You'll Do Here 

•    Participation and understanding of both design/build and build to spec contracts
•    Interprets project drawings and specifications, analyzes blueprints, specifications, proposals, and other documentation
•    Create sketches, drawings, and specifications to meet client requirements
•    Responsible for accurate take-off of quantities from project drawings and specifications
•    Responsible for the preparations and documentation of project estimates following estimating policy and procedures
•    Analyzes sub-trade quotations, liaison with subcontractors for clarification of issues
•    Estimate Preparation - labor hours, material costs; tender form requirement tools & equipment lists; scheduling; and compile bid packages for subcontractors
•    Prepares bid bond applications
•    Costs out potential scope of work changes and bid to construction reviews
•    Costs out potential additional costs claim situations
•    Tender closings i.e., review of documents, compile proposal information, participate in closing meetings

•    Customer follow-up of proposals
•    Address any addendum’s, change orders etc.
•    Such other duties and responsibilities as assigned by his/her manager
•    Participate in turnover meetings with Project Management on successful bids
•    Site visits may be required on more complex tenders 
•    Maintains tendering process and set up cost monitoring and reporting systems/procedures


What You Bring To The Team

•    Minimum 5 - 8 years’ of power plant experience within an estimating department 
•    Strong estimating background on large capital projects 
•    Experience managing lump sum projects with large value 
•    Exceptional organizational Skills
•    Strong communication skills – oral and written
•    Common sense, concentration, imagination, ability to read and understand drawings, self-assurance, responsible attitude, and leadership qualities.
•    Good knowledge of sub trades
•    Trade Certification and/or P. Eng / CET, or equivalent industry experience 
•    Trade – Pipefitter, Boilermaker, Millwright, or Ironworker background
•    Good familiarity with MS Excel, Word, MS Project
•    Ability to work in a multi-discipline team environment including Aecon personnel, vendors, consultants, and clients
•    Ability to develop Level 3, 4 schedules using MS Projects or Primavera P6 or Hard Dollar

Aecon fosters diversity, inclusion and belonging within and across our organization.  We consider all applicants for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disabilities, veteran status, and all other characteristics protected by law.


We are committed to adhering to the objectives and requirements outlined in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and to meeting the accessibility needs of persons with disabilities in a timely manner, through the implementation of the requirements of the EEOC and its applicable regulations. If you require accommodation under the EEOC during any step of the application process please click here.


At Aecon, we deeply appreciate the dedication and skills cultivated through military service. We encourage veterans to apply, recognizing the diverse perspective, resilience, and leadership abilities you bring. Your experiences are invaluable assets as we strive towards our shared goals.

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte

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