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Date:  Aug 3, 2022

Toronto, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Utilities

Position Title:  Estimator

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

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 an Estimator to help us get there!


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


Key Responsibilities 

  • Responsible for the overall financial performance of projects awarded.
  • Analyzes documents, specifications, proposals, addendums in preparation for pricing.
  • Performs any estimate related oral and/or written communications with clients.
  • Reviewing project site prior to price preparation.
  • Obtains input from Operations staff as appropriate.
  • Performs quantity take-off from construction drawings where applicable.
  • Obtains pricing from suppliers and incorporate into estimate.
  • Formulates all costs for tender submission – labour, equipment, material, rentals, and subcontracts.
  • Accountable for accuracy and completeness of tender submissions.
  • Oversees the distribution of appropriate documentation appropriately upon award of project.
  • Stationed on major project as required.
  • Tracks, forecasts, and reports weekly on the financial and operational performance of awarded projects and provides data for month-end reconciliations.
  • Manages Scope Changes as required.
  • Coordinates invoicing / progress payment activities.
  • Maintains files and correspondence on active and completed projects.
  • Provide technical support to field staff.
  • Collaborates with Operations to drive project success and learning.
  • Drives Estimating process / procedure compliance and consistency.
  • Performs Post Bid / Post Project Analysis completion and that associated learning and communication takes place.
  • Assists with RFP’s and General Contract tender submissions.
  • Assists with Prequalification submissions, RFQ’s and RFI’s as required.
  • Incorporates / complies with Aecon’s risk management policies and procedures.
  • Drives positive relationships and serves as key contact with Clients, Consultants, and key subcontractors.
  • Protects all forms of proprietary information.
  • Maintains Estimating data systems to ensure they are kept up to date.
  • Assists in the training of new Estimating staff as appropriate.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required.
  • Assists in maintenance of estimating department policies procedures, processes, and standards.
  • Collects data and reports on established business Key Performance Indicators.


Required Knowledge and Experience

  • Diploma / Degree – Civil / Construction / Electrical.
  • Minimum of 5 years of prior Estimating experience in the Utility Sector.
  • Ability to read and understand construction drawings and contract documents.
  • Thorough knowledge of contract language / Terms and Conditions / Bonding etc.
  • Good knowledge of job cost fundamentals and basic accounting / reporting principles an asset.
  • Self-motivated with excellent organizational skills.
  • Strong computer skills – MS Excel / Word / Project, P6 and 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.
  • Ability to be stationed on major remote projects during construction.
  • Ability to work with others as a team.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to travel as required.


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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