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Date:  Sep 1, 2023

Vancouver, British Columbia, CA

Operating Sector:  Major Projects West

Position Title:  Manager, Bid

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!  

Position Overview

Safe. Trusted. Respected. Aecon Civil is a market leader with a self-perform competitive advantage and core local strength in key markets. We’re 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.


Reporting to the Estimating Director, this is an opportunity to be on an industry leading team, working on exciting major project pursuits in Western Canada. 


Key Responsibilities

  • Overall responsibility for managing, closing and submitting bids (e.g., design, construction, commercial terms, execution strategy, schedule, etc.)
  • Assign resources (e.g., schedulers, commercial, procurement, estimators and support personnel) to produce the required bid deliverables in an orderly manner
  • Provide recommendations to management on how best to proceed with bid requests
  • In conjunction with management, develop strategic and competitive approaches
  • Engage the legal team to confirm that the contract accurately reflects the Aecon bid.  Identify risks and ensure necessary precautions are implemented to manage exposure
  • Lead all bid meetings and technical working group meetings as necessary
  • Provide monthly updates to Aecon and joint venture partner Senior Executives
  • Engage any third parties necessary to support Aecon’s bid
  • Manage and coordinate input from partners
  • Work on multiple proposals simultaneously
  • Oversee document management throughout the bid process 
  • Author technical content for proposals, RFPs and RFQs
  • Develop content through own understanding, as well as in coordination with subject matter experts (active/creative writing)
  • Facilitate the completion, review and edit of documentation. Ensure the quality of all documents and materials prior to submission and carry out necessary due diligence of proposal production and submission of fully compliant bids
  • Provide input on constructability and value engineering
  • Design Management
  • Collect and assemble technical, commercial and required marketing documents
  • Coordinate with Aecon departments to develop critical proposal material (where applicable)
  • Summarize and present, as necessary, the proposal to senior management to obtain required approvals (e.g., CRC, PRC, Board of Directors, etc.)
  • Develop formal presentations of proposals, upon being shortlisted and called in to present directly to the client
  • Participate in industry forums, conferences and functions where appropriate
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with clients, consultants, partners and subcontractors
  • Travel as required to work to develop and close bid submissions
  • Present all relevant documentation required for project handover and participate in handover process
  • Communicate imminent award to other Aecon divisions that assisted with the proposal or were carried in the estimate
  • Serve as main point of contact between joint venture partners, designers and subcontractors
  • Participate in and prepare documentation for client meetings during bid phase, including commercially confidential meetings, workshops and presentations

Required Knowledge and Experience

  • Minimum 10-15 years of experience in the construction industry
  • Experience in heavy civil, infrastructure projects
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • P. Eng designation considered an asset
  • Thorough understanding of construction methodologies and practices
  • Experience leading large major projects, joint venture relationships and multi-disciplinary teams
  • Technical and/or creative writing skills
  • Exceptional organizational and leadership skills
  • Strong computer skills – MS Excel / Word / Project, P6 and estimating software

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.