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Date:  Jan 6, 2023

Grapevine, TX, US

Operating Sector:  A6N Indigenous JV's & Pre-Construction

Position Title:  Estimator - Electrical/Hydro

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 states with the energy that fuels the country, 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!  


What is the Opportunity?

Reporting to the Manager of Estimating, the Estimator will be responsible for accurately estimating the cost of all elements for electrical / hydro projects within our Utilities sector. This includes accurately estimating the cost of labour, equipment and materials for the supply and installation, as well as, responsible for the direction, preparation and documentation of work completion estimates for electrical / hydro utilities construction projects.


What You Will Do Here  

  • Shared accountability for the overall financial performance of projects awarded.
  • Analyzes documents, drawings, specifications, addenda, and quotations in preparation for pricing.
  • Performs any estimate related oral and/or written communications with clients.
  • Reviewing project site prior to price preparation.
  • Performs quantity take-off from drawings where applicable.
  • Coordinates pricing from Suppliers / Subcontractors and incorporates into estimate.
  • Collaborates with Procurement to obtain pricing from Suppliers and incorporates into estimate.
  • Work in partnership effectively with Operations, PMO, Finance, Procurement and Owners staff as appropriate.
  • Formulates all costs for tender submission – labour, equipment, material, rentals, and subcontracts.
  • Accountable for accuracy and completeness of submissions.
  • Conducts Bid Closing and Bid Handover meetings, and job set-ups as required.
  • Prepares recommendations for award of Subcontracts.
  • Ensures the distribution of documentation appropriately upon award.
  • Tracks, forecasts, and reports on the financial and operational performance of selected projects and provides data to support forecasts.
  • Supports Scope Change development as required.
  • Coordinates invoicing / progress payment activities where required.
  • Maintains files and correspondence on active and completed projects.
  • Provides technical support to field staff as appropriate.
  • Ensures Post Bid / Post Project Analysis completion and ensures that associated learnings are captured, and that appropriate internal communication takes place.
  • Shared accountability for the overall financial performance of awarded projects.
  • Assists with Prequalification, RFQ and RFI submissions as required.
  • Incorporates / complies with Aecon’s risk management policies and procedures.
  • Drives positive relationships with Clients, Consultants, Subcontractors, and internal stakeholders.
  • Protects all forms of proprietary information.
  • Frequent contact with the public (Job sites visits, Clients, Consultants, Sub trades).
  • Develops maintains positive relations with Operations, Owners, Consultants and Sub trades.
  • Office environment.
  • Ability to carry drawing and diaries, use stairs, climb rough terrain when visiting site.
  • Travel required to and from owner offices, work sites and for pre-tender site review.
  • Out of town/overnight travel required from time to time as require.
  • Assists in the training of new Estimating staff when required.
  • Drive an inclusive culture to promote equity, welcome different perspectives, and enable career progression by fostering a sense of belonging.


What You Bring to the Team

  • Diploma / Degree / Trade Certification – Electrical / Hydro.
  • Understanding of affiliated electrical, utilities systems and associated civil works an asset.
  • 7 to 10 years estimating experience in electrical / hydro an asset.
  • Capable of reading and understanding construction drawings and contract specifications.
  • ECI / Design-build / EPC experience an asset.
  • Engineering experience or equivalent technical knowledge in the renewable energy industry an asset.
  • Experience and knowledge in product selection and implementation an asset.
  • Knowledge of contract language / Terms and Conditions / Surety etc.
  • Understanding of job cost fundamentals and accounting / reporting an asset.
  • Self-motivated with excellent organizational skills.
  • Strong computer skills – MS Excel / Word / MS Outlook, MS Teams, estimating softwares.
  • Well versed with estimating software.
  • Strong communication skills – oral and written.
  • Adaptable to flexible work schedule when required to meet deadlines.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision or with others as a team.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to travel as required.
  • Professional designation an asset (P.Eng., C.E.T., CTech).
  • Be a champion of inclusion and diversity.


Aecon is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to supporting diversity inclusion and belonging 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.