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Date:  Nov 8, 2022

Toronto, ON, CA

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

Position Title:  Estimator

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 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.


What You’ll Do Here:

  • 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.
  • 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 – Civil / Construction.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of prior Estimating experience in the Utility Sector is a strong asset.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.