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Date:  Mar 1, 2023

Scarborough, ON, CA

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

Position Title:  Analyst, Estimating & Controls

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?

Faster. Smarter. Safer. This is how Aecon Utilities is committed to delivering projects. Aecon Utilities is ready to become Canada’s #1 utility construction provider and we’re looking for a Estimating and Controls Analyst to help us get there! 


Reporting to the Estimating and Controls Manager, the Estimating and Controls Analyst will be responsible for the generation of accurate and timely cost estimates for assigned projects. The Estimating and Controls Analyst will deliver properly organized estimates, budgets, and schedules, while managing Aecon’s risk. This individual will also be responsible for tracking project financial performance upon award.


What You'll Do Here:

  • Analyzes documents, drawings, specifications, addenda, and quotations in preparation for pricing.
  • Performs any estimate related oral and/or written communications with clients.
  • Performs quantity take-off within the design phase and from construction drawings where applicable.
  • Coordinates / obtains pricing from Subcontractors and incorporates into estimate.
  • Collaborates with Procurement to obtain pricing from Suppliers and incorporates into estimate. 
  • Collaborates effectively with Operations, PMO, Finance and Owners staff as appropriate, driving project success and learning.
  • Formulates all costs for price modelling, pricing and tender submissions – 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.
  • 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 stake-holders.
  • Frequent contact with the public (Job sites visits, Clients, Consultants, Sub trades).
  • Develops  maintains positive relations with Operations, Owners, Consultants and Sub trades.
  • 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 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.
  • Understanding of affiliated electrical, utilities systems and associated civil works an asset.
  • Minimum 5 years estimating experience – electrical / hydro an asset
  • Capable of reading and understanding construction drawings and contract specifications
  • 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. 
  • Knowledge 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.
  • Experience with estimating software.
  • Strong communication skills – oral and written.
  • Ability to work accurately, effectively under pressure.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 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.