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Date:  Nov 14, 2022

Edmonton, AB, CA Calgary, AB, CA

Operating Sector:  Industrial

Position Title:  Estimator, Mechanical

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!  


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.
Position Overview 
Aecon, and its predecessor companies, have been actively engaged in Industrial construction in Canada, and internationally, since 1967.


Under the general supervision of the Senior Estimator, 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 industrial 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 Estimator 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
⦁    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 
⦁    Good familiarity with MS Excel, Word, and/or ideally Ineight  (Hard Dollar) or another estimating software program


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.