Estimator/Project Manager

Calgary, Alberta
Posted On Jun 16 2020

Organization Overview Aecon Group Inc. is Canada’s largest, publicly traded construction and infrastructure development company. Aecon and its subsidiaries provide services to private and public sector clients throughout Canada and on a selected basis internationally. Aecon is pleased to be recognized as one of the Best Employers in Canada.

Divisional Overview Aecon Infrastructure brings together state-of-the-art technology, the most recent advances in process, and an experienced team dedicated to the work we perform, ranging from road building to institutional and commercial construction. Built on innovation, we constantly challenge ourselves to meet the demands of existing markets, and anticipate how to serve emerging ones.

Division Civil West

Business Unit Aecon Transportation West

City Calgary

Province/State Alberta [AB]

Title Estimator/Project Manager

Position Overview Reporting to the Vice President or designate, the Estimator / Project Manager will be responsible for developing strategy and bidding approach for structures/bridges for projects. Once successful, the Project Manager/Estimator will be responsible for the over-sight of the construction for the structures/bridge portion of the project. This individual will also be the primary liaison with the project manager for the overall project as well as any necessary client interfaces with the owner or client’s representative. A Estimator / Project Manager is required to have a comprehensive understanding of civil construction.

Key Responsibilities

  • Accurately interpret and comprehend tender drawings and specifications for bridge structure projects up to $50 Million.
  • Present all aspects of the project scope, staging, timing, constraints, risks, and potential cost saving opportunities and alternatives to internal staff
  • Ability to chair meetings and set project goals
  • Perform and/or direct quantity take-offs from tender drawings.
  • Identify risk areas  
  • Consistently and insightfully formulate all tender costs—labour, material, equipment, and procure subcontractor scope and costs—for quotation submission.
  • Close tenders—including tender reviews and sub-proposal reviews and analysis.
  • Accountable for accuracy of tender submissions.
  • Maintain files and correspondence on active tenders.
  • Cost out potential scope of work changes/additional cost/claims situations.
  • Work in conjunction with a broader team that is specialized in the roadworks component of the project both for estimating and in the management of active construction projects
  • Accountable for all on-site project activities related to the structures component of a project which may include reviewing, monitoring of sub-contractors, supervision, engineering, procurement and any other job related activities.
  • Accountable for resolution of any problems or inconsistencies which occur throughout the construction of the structures component of a project. These may include procurement, tender processes, contract negotiations, scheduling, financial/budgeting, equipment, manpower, quality, safety standards and commissioning.
  •  Develop execution plan for construction on basis of starting and completion times and staffing requirements for each phase of construction
  • Responsible for the overall planning and scheduling to ensure that the structures component is constructed in a timely and cost-effective manner
  • Implement and enforce Aecon’s corporate health and safety program
  • Maintain excellent relationships with owner, consultants, subcontractors, craft employees and the staff team
  • Adhere to Aecon’s Policy & Procedures Manual
  • Inspect work in progress to ensure that workmanship conforms to specifications and the adherence to construction schedules
  • Prepare or review reports on progress, materials used and costs, and adjusts work schedules as indicated by reports
  • Responsible for overseeing the work of the staff team on site which may include field engineers, project coordinators and superintendents  
  • Prepare or review reports on progress, materials used and costs, and adjusts work schedules as indicated by reports
  • Responsible for overseeing the work of the staff team on site which may include field engineers, project coordinators and superintendents

Required Knowledge & Skills:

  • University Degree – Civil Engineering or College Graduate – Civil Technology
  • Minimum 10+ years’ experience in the civil construction industry, with 5+ years in a supervisory or management capacity
  • Experience leading bridge structures projects up to $50 million
  • Direct experience and proven results in delivering a project successfully from start up to completion
  • Direct experience overseeing the estimate of a project and seeing that project through to the execution phases
  • Strong team and communication skills—reading, writing, and oral skills in English.
  • Capable of reading and understanding construction drawings and documents.
  • Computer proficiency – proficiency in MS Word and an estimating package such as Hard Dollar
  • Self-motivated for success.
  • Ability to work accurately under pressure.
  • Ability to work with, and direct others, as a team.
  • Thorough knowledge of all aspects of construction (technology, equipment, methods), industry practices, estimating/budgeting, scheduling and safety requirements
  • Strong interpersonal, client relations, team leadership and communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills

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