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Senior Estimator – Heavy Civil

Full Time

David Aplin

Senior Estimator – Heavy Civil
Burlington, ON
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Location: Burlington, ON, CA

Job Type: Permanent

Date: 8/22/2022

Job ID: 9M214365822

Category: Engineering & Technical

If you are a talented and experienced Senior Estimator, Gezamin Manuel, Recruitment Consultant at Aplin has partnered with our client, a growing company in Burlington. 


The Role:

Reporting to the General Manager of Estimating and Pre-planning, the Senior Estimator will use his/ her expert knowledge in supervising and improving the estimating process across a variety of project types and delivery methods, including, unit prices, lump sums, and Design Build, with the ability to lead a team through the entire tender phase for major projects.


The Senior Estimator will oversee the allocation of estimating resources, review estimates, and manage tender closing/pursuit submissions. The role will provide support, guidance, and encouragement to all members of the estimating team.  



  • Through networking and research, you will look for opportunities to secure new business and foster new relationships
  • Identify, propose, and review tender opportunities with Senior Management
  • Develop a plan for assigning suitable estimating resources to each tender
  • Oversee the preparation of all estimates, including a detailed review of others’ work
  • Complete project scope of work reviews to ensure accuracy and comprehensiveness of estimates
  • Conduct a detailed analysis of the contract specifications, to ensure overall project requirements (bonding, insurance, etc.) are met
  • Identify and develop constructability requirements for orders of magnitude and high-level budgeting
  • Propose and approve project risk and cost mitigation as well as the potential for project opportunities
  • Prepare Bid Review Documents for review by Management
  • Lead estimate handover phase upon the award
  • Participate in proposal post-mortems and in elaborating lessons learned
  • Collaborate with and provide valuable estimating expertise to another member of the leadership team
  • Grow and maintain strong relationships with trade partners, consultants, and clients to achieve the project goals and vision
  • Encourage your team to be creative and innovative to come up with pioneering solutions and unique opportunities
  • Inspire the team to strive for excellence by leading by example, encouraging professional development, and utilizing every member’s expertise
  • Travel may be needed as required by the tender



  • A degree in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, or a construction-related program
  • Over 15 years of a combination of field and estimating experience with the senior estimating experience of at least 5 years
  • Must have bridge rehabilitation, bridge construction estimating experience
  • Proven track record of estimate or bid management
  • Solid written and oral skills
  • Previous field experience in the construction industry is an asset
  • Thorough understanding and proficiency in design-build and other procurement types is an asset
  • Knowledge of corporate objectives impacting estimating, estimating strategies and techniques, and construction contracts required


Job ID: 9M214365822


If you are interested in this position and meet the qualifications, apply today! We thank all applicants; however, only those who are authorized to work in Canada or are selected for an interview will be contacted. 


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