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Date:  Nov 27, 2023

Montreal, Quebec, CA

Operating Sector:  Major Projects East

Position Title:  Estimator, Assistant

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!  


What is the Opportunity?

Aecon Civil is a market leader with a self-perform competitive advantage and core local strength in key markets. We’re proud of our work helping to expand and improve Canada’s infrastructure and transportation networks, and we’re ready to build the future of our country. Reporting to the Sr. Estimating Manager, the Assistant Estimator (Co-op Student) will have the opportunity to take an active role in working on bids for a heavy civil infrastructure project in Montreal. 


CO-OP terms vary in length, there are currently two openings available for a 4-month co-op term starting September 2023.


What You’ll Do Here

  • Pursue various projects including a combination of bid-build, design-build and PPP projects ranging from bridges, tunnels, highways, railway, airport, terminal, dam & powerhouse, to filtration plan and wastewater treatment.
  • Work with estimate teams on bid preparations including:
    • Quantity takeoff and updating estimate software with quantities.
    • Subcontractor/Vendor solicitation.
    • Subcontractor/Vendor Quote comparisons.
    • Insert quotes into estimate software.
    • Assist with means and methods for project construction.
    • Assist in design build process and working with design teams.
    • Prepare portions of the estimates using Hard Dollar and Primavera software.
    • Participate in tender closing.
    • Preparation of handover documents to site team for successful bids
    • Develop and maintain supplier and subcontractor price lists and quotations.
    • Investigate client requests for quotations to determine project scope and requirements.


What You Bring to the Team

  • Currently enrolled in a university or technical college diploma in Civil Engineering or Construction Management.
  • Understanding of the estimating process and interaction with other disciplines within the company.
  • Experience in reading and understanding structural drawings, blueprints and specifications.
  • Proven ability to work under pressure, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines for normal functions and special assignments.
  • Attention to detail, mathematical, analytical skills, and accuracy.
  • Ability to build positive working relationships with internal and external clients.
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


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.