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 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. For more information please visit our website (www.aecon.com).
As cities continue to urbanize and populations grow, Aecon is primed to deliver the technologically advanced transportation systems needed to meet the demand of generations to come. From Light Rail Transit (LRT), to rapid transit and rail electrification, Aecon’s expansive resources for planning, procuring and building large-scale infrastructure projects means we can handle all aspects of a transit project, from drawing board to ribbon cutting. We are proud to effectively engage across multiple government jurisdictions with residents, businesses, associations, civic groups and other stakeholders to expertly deliver some of the most complex projects in the industry.
Company operating name: Aecon Construction Group Inc.
Business legal name: Aecon Construction Group Inc.
Business address: Suite 105, 20 Carlson Court, Toronto Ontario M9W 7K6
Title of position: Chief Estimator
NOC: NOC 0711 – Construction Managers
Location of Work: Toronto, Ontario but will be required to travel and work across Canada
Office Location: Suite 105, 20 Carlson Court, Toronto Ontario M9W 7K6
Terms of Employment: This is a full-time, permanent position
Employment Conditions: Morning, Day, Evening
Start Date: As soon as possible
Travel Requirements: Travel will be required all over Canada. Main office is in Toronto.
Purpose of the Position
Reporting to Senior Vice President (Or other Aecon Designate), the Chief Estimator will be responsible for estimates for all bids / proposals for Urban Transportation Systems division across Canada and potentially global.
Develops and implements a strategy to grow and enhance the functions capabilities in support of Aecon's strategic objectives
Responsible for all estimates created within the business unit and ensures that projects are correctly costed
Ensure all estimating teams are adequately staffed with the appropriate resources and skills
Accountable for the development and execution of the annual business plan within the assigned business unit
Responsible for the leadership, management, people development and training of their team
Implements an effective organizational structure and procedures
Assists, or establishes and executes short-term and long-term goals with the overall corporate objectives
Influences, motivates and informs employees about the company/business unit plans and progress
Participates in long-term strategic planning
Overall fiscal and human resource planning for assigned business units.
Prepare and submit construction project budget estimates
Establish and implement policies and procedures for quality control
Drives exceptional safety performance and culture within the business
Required Knowledge and Skills
2-3 years civil construction experience in a lead construction and/or estimating role
2-3 years’ experience with multiple contract types, including Design-Build and PPP projects
2-3 years’ experience estimating multiple disciples and work types including rail, transit and transportation systems
2-3 years’ experience as a Chief Estimator on rail projects
2-3 years’ experience of supervisory experience managing estimators on major projects
2-3 years’ experience working on complex JV projects
2-3 years’ experience reading and understanding construction drawings and documents
Ability to operate CADD and other computer software systems
Computer literate – working knowledge of Microsoft office products.
Broad knowledge of scheduling and general requirements of construction projects.
Knowledge of construction costs
Strong teaming and communication skills
Effective interpersonal skills
Team player who is organized and flexible
Excellent presentation skills
Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, MS Word and Excel
Ability to supervise staff in various areas of responsibilities
Organization Savviness, ability to effectively maneuver through complex political situations, anticipate issues and plan an approach accordingly
Able to effectively communicate with Executives, JV Partners and project staff on commercial matters
Critical thinking capability by applying sound analysis and logical reasoning to evaluate ideas, decisions and outcomes. Able to properly evaluate the quality of evidence and reasoning, then draw appropriate conclusions.
Has the ability to take a broad perspective and to think laterally; analyzing risks, which incorporates being proactive, assessing the potential cost of a risk and solving any problems associated with it; negotiating; communicating; and team working.
Commercial acumen and ability to understand the drivers, financials, variables and underlying business models our organization utilizes to generate a profit and drive toward being a sustainable organization.
Able to anticipate emerging issues or outcomes based on experience and critical thinking capacity
Builds trust by creating and sustaining trusting relationships with direct reports and colleagues
Delivers results through teams by empowering people, delegating, and creating a positive work environment
Demonstrates a nuanced appreciation of the law and how conflicting interpretations might come about.
Identifies the strengths and weaknesses of any legal interpretation
Quickly grasps the organizational implications of any legal argument or interpretation
Establishes desired outcomes for programs and projects and ensures effective delivery of agreed deliverables
Understands the Project Delivery phase and the risks associated with it
Makes sound decisions involving the most complex information and dynamic situations.
Demonstrates sound judgment.
Effective risk orientation to complement business performance – curious and innovative
Negotiates service and/or collective agreements to achieve a desired outcome for Aecon
Positively influences colleagues to take decisions and actions that ultimately benefit the organization.
Compensation and Benefits
Health benefits, such as prescription drug, medical services, dental and vision, and emergency out-of-country coverage, administered through our carrier, Great West Life
Income replacement benefits such as short and long term disability insurance, life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
Investment plans, such as a Defined Contribution Pension Plan (DCPP), Group Registered Retirement savings Plan (RRSP), Employee Share Purchase Program (ESPP)
Employee and family wellness tools, as offered through our Employee Assistance Program
Vacation and other paid and unpaid leaves of absence programs
Other benefits such as tuition reimbursement, employee discounts and subsidies
Eligible for Short Term Incentives
Eligible for annual salary increases in excess of 2%
Vehicle allowance or company vehicle plus gas card
Eligible for a one-time signing bonus
Annual salary will be $180,000 to $195,000 CAD
Working Conditions and Environment
Primary work location at Toronto corporate office with work and travel required throughout Canada.
Project, training and business-related travel required
Exposure to construction work site environment in all seasons
Extent of Public Contact
Customer contact dealing with site meetings, project management, negotiating contracts, resolving disputes and general communication
Supplier contact dealing with coordinated strategy development, contract negotiation, project management, resolving disputes and general communication
Union contact relating to project or field-level issue resolution, strategy development and general communication
Frequent contact with the public (Job sites visits, Clients, Consultants, Sub trades)
Develop and maintain positive relations with clients, consultants and sub trades
Suite 105, 20 Carlson Court, Toronto, ON M9W 7K6
Aecon is an equal opportunity employer.
Upon request, Aecon accommodates candidates with disabilities throughout the hiring process.