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Date:  Jun 23, 2022

Toronto, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Urban Transportation Solutions

Position Title:  Estimating Manager- GO Rail Expansion Project (RER)

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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!  


Purpose of the Position
Reporting to the Chief Estimator, the Estimating Manager will be working on the RER 3 Project, Development Phase. The Estimating Manager will be responsible for the functions of the estimating teams working on the project delivery Bundles, and packages within each Bundle, delivering properly organized estimates on a target cost basis aligned with the schedule. Create innovative estimating ideas and provide a competitive advantage to impact Aecon’s ability to deliver the work efficiently and generate revenue.


Key Responsibilities

  • Lead teams of Estimators.
  • Provide oversight and guidance for the cost make up.
  • Assist the Chief Estimator in the management and development of the estimating group.
  • Manage and lead the estimating effort through the development phase and beyond, including involvement in, and chairing of, team meetings to set project goals.
  • Provide Value engineering. Review design options and recommend best solution based on cost, engineering, quality, or availability of materials.
  • Provide estimating input to the risk assessment and management process - Identify risk areas and bring them to attention of risk manager. Contribute to the population of the Risk Register. 
  • Consistently and insightfully formulate all tender costs—labour, material, equipment, and procure subcontractor scope and costs—for target cost submission.
  • Lead the estimate close-out process, including tender reviews and sub-proposal reviews and analysis.
  • Ensure compliance with Aecon estimating policy, risk management policy and standard operating procedures.
  • Lead the successful transition and handover of estimating documents to the project execution teams.
  • Develop and manage data and metrics to improve and support a successful estimating process.
  • “Own” the responsibilities of Senior Estimators, Estimators, Junior Estimators and Trainee Estimators, as relevant, and provide mentorship and guidance.
  • Maintain positive relationships with clients, consultants, and subcontractors.
  • Any other duties as assigned by his/her manager.


Required Knowledge and Experience

  • Diploma or Degree within Civil Construction or equivalent combination of training.
  • 12+ years of Estimating and Operational experience within Major Project Estimating, including Design-Build with 5+ years in a management role.
  • Professional Engineer, or equivalent, designation preferred.
  • Large infrastructure project and bid experience (rail, roads, bridges), with knowledge of the local supply chain, in Toronto and the GTA, for projects of $1000M+ value.
  • Proven experience leading large bids involving multiple work types/disciplines.
  • Expert in reading and understanding construction drawings and documents.
  • Knowledge and experience of using Rail Method Of Measurement (RMM1) would be advantageous.
  • Thorough knowledge of contract language/Terms and Conditions/Bonding, etc.
  • Computer literate – working knowledge of MS Excel/Word/Project, P6, and Hard Dollar or similar estimating software.
  • Strong knowledge of project controls, including costs and scheduling and general requirements of construction projects.


Aecon has every intention of fostering diversity within and across our organization. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


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