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Student Estimator (September, 2021)

Aecon Group Inc.

This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted June 4, 2021.

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.



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.

Aecon Foundations is at the forefront of the foundations industry, equipped with more than 50 years of experience to meet the needs of today’s demanding projects.

Reporting to the Business Development and Estimating Manager, the Student Estimator will have the opportunity to support the Foundations team with pursuing and bidding new work.

This co-op opportunity will begin in September 2021 for 8 or 12 months.

Key Responsibilities Being mentored by the Business Development and Estimating Manager and greater estimating team in bidding projects.

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 the estimates using Hard Dollar and Primavera software.

Participate in tender closing.

Preparation of handover documents to site team for successful bids Develop and maintain supplier and subcontractor price lists and quotations.

Investigate client requests for quotations to determine project scope and requirements.

Required Knowledge and Experience Currently enrolled in a university or technical college diploma in Civil Engineering or Construction Management.

Understanding of the estimating process and interaction with other disciplines within the company.

Experience in reading and understanding structural drawings, blueprints and specifications.

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.

Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Driver’s license with a clean driver’s abstract.

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.

If you require accommodation during any step of the application process please click here.