Date:  Nov 18, 2020

Toronto, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Civil East


At Aecon, we’re building the future and our people are at the heart of everything we do. We're always looking for exceptional talent to work on our exciting and ever-expanding project portfolios. We are focused on being the #1 Canadian Infrastructure Company and the first choice employer in our industry.


Position Overview

Aecon Civil is a market leader with a self-perform competitive advantage and core local strength in key markets. We are 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. With over a century of experience, and the ability to offer diverse, comprehensive services, Aecon is a preferred contractor for our clients. This includes numerous public entities and Public-Private Partnerships in Canada and abroad.


Through a thorough understanding of tender documents, the successful candidate will prepare detailed cost estimates using estimating software of the full project scope including labour, equipment, raw materials, purchased equipment and subcontractors.  Tender closings are to meet all submission deadlines.  The candidate ideally possesses a demonstrated, solid background in MTO tendering—involving all scopes of earth and rock grading, aggregate manufacturing, road building, underground services, bridge and structure construction and hot mix paving—to establish tender costs from first principles.


Key Responsibilities


  • Accurately interpret tender drawings and specifications.
  • Perform quantity take-offs from tender drawings.
  • Prepare initial project schedule for handoff to field staff.
  • Consistently and accurately formulate all tender costs—labour, material, equipment, and procure subcontractor scope and costs—for quotation submission.
  • Close tenders—including tender reviews and sub-proposal reviews and analysis.
  • Accountable for accuracy of tender submissions.
  • Prepares bid bond and insurance request forms.
  • Maintain files and correspondence on active tenders.
  • Customer follow-up on submitted tenders/proposals.
  • Cost out potential scope of work changes/additional cost/claims situations.
  • Monitor active projects and provide job cost evaluation to management.
  • Provide technical support to field staff.
  • Communicate with field staff and Clients.
  • Assist in maintenance of estimating department policies, procedures and standards.
  • Mentorship of junior employees.
  • Other job related duties as assigned by supervisor.


Required knowledge and experience

  • University Degree – Civil Engineering or College Graduate – Civil Technology preferred.
  • Minimum 3 to 5 years’ experience in the construction industry.
  • Strong communication skills – reading, writing, and oral skills in English.
  • Capable of reading and understanding construction drawings and documents.
  • Experience with MTO contracts and/or municipal works.
  • Thorough understanding of OPSS and CDED.
  • Computer proficiency – proficiency in an estimating package is a must; proficiency in MS Office programs (Excel, Word, Outlook, Teams) would be an asset.
  • Ability to work accurately under pressure.
  • Ability to work with others as a team.
  • Valid drivers license.


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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