Date:  Jan 13, 2021

Woodbridge, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Urban Transportation Systems

Project 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

Want to work at Aecon? Aecon is well-positioned in the Canadian marketplace as an industry leader in the development and construction of infrastructure. We have a roster of ongoing major projects here and abroad, record backlog diversified across multiple sectors and duration, and a robust pipeline of future project pursuits. We are in a strong market position, but we are ultimately aiming higher


Aecon is currently seeking a level 2 Estimator to join the Finch West LRT Project- a transformative transit infrastructure system for the Toronto Area.


Key Responsibilities

  • Prepares work to be accomplished by gathering information and requirements; setting priorities.
  • Prepares construction budget/cost estimations by studying home plans, specifications, client requirements, design requirements.
  • Prepares estimations for Project Variations to the client applying the above. Prepares proper cost estimations for client Variation request and for Project Variation request to the client. Prepares estimation cost for necessary claims. Discusses, explains, submits, presents and justifies the estimations to the client when necessary.
  • Coordinates and gathers information from different team members from construction, legal, performance departments and others.
  • Obtains bids from vendors and subcontractors by specifying materials; identifying qualified subcontractors; negotiating price.
  • Maintains cost keys and price masters by updating information.
  • Resolves cost discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information.
  • Prepares special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Maintains quality service by following organization standards.
  • Maintains continuity among corporate, division, and local work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed



Required Skills & Knowledge

  • At least 5 – 8 years of estimating experience in construction project enviornment
  • Minimum educational experience: Diploma/Degree – Mechanical/Civil/Electrical
  • Good communication and documentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage budgets
  • Computer literate with MS Office (Word, Excel, Project).
  • Able to lead discussions with the partners, clients and suppliers and to interact with senior discipline staff as overall delivery lead.
  • Experience with managing vendor relationship, estimation, analyzing information and reporting is essential
  • Demonstrated strong team work ethics and decision- making 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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