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Date:  Nov 19, 2022

US Jackson, SC, US

Operating Sector:  Nuclear

Position Title:  Sr. Estimator

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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-Wachs, in collaboration with our parent company Aecon Nuclear is a total solutions provider.  We offer services based on many decades of experience, in-depth knowledge, and a broad range of qualifications to support nuclear power clients in the construction, maintenance, and decommissioning of their plants. 

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


At Aecon-Wachs we are always looking for exceptional talent to join our team and work on our growing project portfolios. We are actively recruiting for Senior Estimator to support our various project sites across the US.

Estimator Job Summary
We are seeking a skilled, motivated Senior Estimator to join our growing team. In this position, you will be responsible for surveying RFP’s, estimating labor and materials costs, and developing financial cost and project timelines for proposals. You must have a keen attention to detail and skills at estimating projects from a bird's-eye and a detailed view to develop our client's proposal expectations accurately.
Candidate must have construction experience in industrial and Commercial Nuclear projects.

Work will be performed in Jackson SC and no remote work will be performed.  This is a fulltime position.

Estimator Duties and Responsibilities
•    Assess projects by identifying project requirements, regarding time, labor, material costs and any ancillary costs associated with the project.
•    Read drawings and analyze all other applicable documents to prepare estimates
•    Develop Bill of Materials 
•    Develop man loadings for craft and non-manual positions
•    Collaborate with contractors, engineers, and architects during estimate creation to ensure overall accuracy
•    Present estimates to management to meet  RFP Timelines
•    Recommend cost-reduction options
•    Maintain thorough records of all project documentation, including estimates, vendor proposals, and project completion documentation
•    Conduct complex risk analysis activities
•    Create and present reports to upper management
•    Analyze and evaluate offers
•    Build and maintain long-term relationships with the key vendors


Estimator Requirements and Qualifications
•    Previous working experience as a construction estimator for 10 years
•    In depth experience with computer programs such as Excel, Visio, Hard Dollar, Timberline, WinEst or similar estimating software
•    In-depth knowledge of project or Construction management 
•    Ability to multi-task
•    Strong interpersonal and communication skills
•    Critical-thinker and problem-solver
•    BA in engineering, construction science or similar relevant field
•    Ability to operate independently or with a crew
•    Interpersonal communication skills, both written and verbal
•    Critical thinking, analytical, and organizational skills
•    Time management skill


•    Must pass pre-employment drug/alcohol screening
•    Due to the nature of work conducted by Aecon, mandated nuclear export controls requirements must be met for employment    


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.