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Date:  Nov 22, 2022

Edmonton, AB, CA

Operating Sector:  Industrial

Position Title:  Estimator, Electrical

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!  


Position Overview

Aecon Industrial brings seamless solutions to key clients through operational excellence and reliability. With the ability to self-perform across our diverse business offering and a strategic fabrication network, Aecon Industrial proactively and profitably manages projects across a diverse range of industrial business areas.  (Renewable Energy, Natural Gas Distribution, Oil and Gas, Water, Mining, Cogeneration Energy, Chemical, etc.). Aecon Industrial is also known for the pioneering of prefabricated piping services to better manage site labour and the integration of specialized coating systems into the fabrication process.


Reporting to the Estimating Manager, the Electrical Estimator will be responsible for the generation of accurate and timely cost estimates for assigned projects. The Estimator will deliver properly organized estimates, budgets and schedules, while managing Aecon’s risk. 


Key Responsibilities

  • Analyzes documents, specifications, proposals, addendums in preparation for pricing

  • Prepares Bid Packages for Subcontracted Scopes of Work, and coordinates with Subcontractors through the bidding process

  • Performs any estimate related oral and/or written communications with clients

  • Reviewing project site prior to price preparation

  • Obtains input from Operations staff as appropriate

  • Performs quantity take-off from construction drawings where applicable

  • Prepares Bid Packages for suppliers, and coordinates with the Purchasing dept. and suppliers through the bidding process

  • Formulates all costs for tender submission – labour, equipment, material, rentals and subcontracts

  • Accountable for accuracy and completeness of tender submissions

  • Oversees the distribution of appropriate documentation appropriately upon award of project

  • Assists Project Management Teams with pricing for Scope Changes as required

  • Maintains files and correspondence on active and completed projects

  • Provide technical support to field staff

  • Collaborates with Operations to drive project success and learning

  • Drives Estimating process / procedure compliance and consistency

  • Performs Post Bid / Post Project Analysis completion and that associated learning and communication takes place

  • Assists with RFP’s and General Contract tender submissions

  • Assists with Prequalification submissions, RFQ’s and RFI’s as required

  • Incorporates / complies with Aecon’s risk management policies and procedures

  • Drives positive relationships and serves as key contact with Clients, Consultants and key subcontractors

  • Protects all forms of proprietary information

  • Maintains Estimating data systems to ensure they are kept up to date

  • Assists in the training of new Estimating staff as appropriate

  • Collects data and reports on established business Key Performance Indicators


Required Knowledge and Experience

  • Diploma / Degree – Civil / Construction / Mechanical / Electrical / Business
  • Electrical Construction experience in Industrial Installations (Gas Compression, Petrochemical, Mining, Automotive, Steel, etc) an asset 

  • Prior Estimating / Operational experience an asset
  • Experience as a Project Coordinator on Electrical Projects an asset 
  • Ability to read and understand construction drawings and contract documents
  • Good knowledge of job cost fundamentals and basic accounting / reporting principles an asset
  • Self motivated with excellent organizational skills
  • Strong computer skills – MS Excel / Word / P6 and experience with estimating software (Accubid, Hard Dollar, Primavera P6)  an asset 
  • Working knowledge of the latest Alberta Electrical Code

  • Strong communication skills – oral and written
  • Ability to read and understand Electrical Drawings and Specifications

  • Ability to work accurately, effectively under pressure
  • Adaptable to flexible work schedule when required to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work with others as a team
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to travel as required
  • Thorough knowledge of contract language / Terms and Conditions / Bonding etc. an asset


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.