Vancouver, BC, CA

Operating Sector:  Civil West

Student 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

Safe. Trust. 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 Chief Estimator, the Student Estimator will have the opportunity to support the Major Projects team with pursuing and bidding new work. This co-op opportunity will begin in September 2020 for 4 months.


Key Responsibilities

  • Being mentored by Senior and Chief Estimators in bidding projects including construction approach.
  • Pursuing various projects including a combination of bid-build, design-build and PPP projects ranging from bridges, tunnels, highways to water & wastewater treatment.
  • Working with estimate teams on bid preparations including.
  • Quantity takeoff and updating estimate software with quantities.
  • Subcontractor/Vendor solicitation.
  • Subcontractor/Vendor Quote comparisons.
  • Inserting quotes into estimate software.
  • Assisting with means and methods for project construction.
  • Assisting in design build process and working with design teams.
  • Preparing portions of estimates utilizing Hard Dollar Estimating software.
  • Preparing portions of schedules utilizing Primavera P6 software.
  • Participate in tender closing.
  • Working with partners estimating teams.
  • Preparation of handover documents to site team for successful bids.


Required Knowledge and Experience

  • Currently enrolled in a university or technical college diploma in Civil Engineering or Construction Management.
  • Proven ability to work under pressure, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines for normal functions and special assignments. 
  • Attention to detail, mathematical, analytical skills and accuracy.
  • Ability to build positive working relationships with internal and external clients.
  • Service orientation and ability to work effectively with a team environment.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills



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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