Chief Estimator

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Vancouver
  • 125 - 150

Website Aecon

Position Overview
Safe. Trusted. Respected. Aecon Civil is a market leader with a self-performcompetitive 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 Pre-Construction Director for Aecon’s Major Projects West division, the Chief Estimator will be involved in leading the bids for exciting, $100M+ heavy civil infrastructure projects in Western Canada. This position will be based at our downtown Vancouver office and will work as part of a larger team to deliver estimates of one or more bid tenders at one time. The successful applicant will have previous experience as a Chief Estimator, leading a team and a comprehensive understanding of civil construction including earthworks, bridges, concrete structures, highways, and tunnels as an estimator, project manager or project engineer. Candidates who wish to spend a period of time in estimating with the intention of following the project out to the field are welcome to apply.

Key Responsibilities
Responsible for the leadership, management, people development, mentorship, and training of estimating team. Work collaboratively with Senior Operations Team, Pre-construction and Proposals teams. Responsible for accuracy of bid cost to actual cost of work performed. Analyzes documents, drawings, specifications, proposals, and addendums in preparation for pricing. Performs any estimate related oral and/or written communications with clients. Reviewing project site prior to price preparation. Prepares and/or reviews project budgets at estimating close out to operations so cost reporting is impactful for future estimating needs. Performs quantity take-off from construction drawings where applicable. Obtains pricing from suppliers and Subcontractors, compiling information into estimate. Formulates all costs for tender submission – labour, equipment, material, rentals, and subcontracts. Oversees the distribution of appropriate documentation appropriately upon award of project. Collaborates with Operations to drive project success and learning. 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. Protects all forms of proprietary information. Maintains Estimating data systems to ensure they are kept up to date.

Required Knowledge and Skills
Minimum 10years of experience completing estimates for large civil construction projects, with minimum 5 years as Chief Estimator. Extensive experience in heavy civil infrastructure. University Degree, College Diploma or Trades Background– or equivalent experience. Professional Engineer designation is an asset. Ability to read and understand construction drawings and documents. Good knowledge of job cost fundamentals for typical items and scopes where design and/or schematics have been provided. Demonstrated computer software proficiency- MS Excel/Word. Experience with estimating software is considered an asset. Proven organizational skills. Ability to time manage and formulate plans to meet multiple deadlines within a high-pressure work environment. Ability to work effectively within a team environment. Valid driver’s license and ability to travel as required. Adaptable to flexible work schedule when required to meet deadlines. The expected pay range for this opportunity is $180,000 – $200,000.

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