Senior Estimator

1 week ago(12/7/2017 3:31 PM)
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Edmonton, AB


For over 60 years, North American Construction Group (NACG) has worked to build a solid reputation as an industry leader in heavy construction and mining. As one of the largest providers of mining, heavy construction, industrial and tailings & environmental services in Western Canada, we have the precise combination of knowledge and experience that clients seek when they select a service provider.


We take pride in providing the highest possible level of service to our clients. By fostering a healthy and safe work environment, NACG is able to attract some of the best individuals in the industry. Our experienced team of professionals is able to tackle any job while adhering to the highest standards of safety and quality. NACG has a proven quality assurance program that has been developed for both broad and specific scopes of work and all of our business units are ISO compliant.


Unrivalled in excellence, North American Construction Group is determined to always be the service provider that is first and foremost in the minds of our clients, employees and stakeholders.


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  • Manage the development of estimations within the respective functional disciplines.
  • Oversee and participate in the development of various types of estimates from conceptual estimates for proposals and early conceptual studies, to detailed estimates for on going projects.
  • Provide guidance on services, procedures and methods for the timely and accurate response to client, project management, departmental and company requirements.

  • Review tender documents to determine scope of work.
  • Review and analyze job actual costing vs. bid and appropriately modify estimate library for future bids.
  • Develop proposals and successful bid strategies.
  • Coordinate internal and external resources to support bid development (incl. constructability/budget development).
  • Develop various types of estimates for proposals including establishing the estimating scope of work, preparing of the estimate methodology and basis of estimate as well as producing the overall estimate schedule identifying all deliverables and interfaces with other disciplines.
  • Review proposal specifications and drawings to determine scope of work and required contents of estimate.
  • Participate in pre-bid meetings, bid strategy and presentations as requested, including site visit meetings.
  • Oversee the preparation of estimates by calculating complete takeoff of scope of work.
  • Review design options and recommend best solutions based on cost, engineering quality, or availability of materials.
  • Oversee the maintenance of files of working documents as back-up for estimate figures, including current information on prices from suppliers.
  • Participate in bid reviews.
  • Communicate estimate specifics to operations and all key support departments (supply chain, finance, HR, IT) upon contract execution.


  • Minimum eight (8) years estimating experience.
  • Heavy Civil Earthworks, Mining, Infrastructure, Industrial Construction and/or Undergrounds experience preferred.
  • Engineering degree, technical degree or equivalent experience related to estimating and/or civil construction and/or project management.
  • Thorough knowledge of cost estimating processes and procedures.
  • Travel would be required for this position.
  • Strong estimating and analytical skills.
  • Excellent job costing and report writing skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work accurately under pressure.
  • Proven ability in using estimating software (preferred).
  • Proven ability in using scheduling software (preferred).


Rewards of our positions include competitive compensation and benefits packages and excellent career growth prospects. To explore this opportunity, please submit a resume of your experience and accomplishments in confidence.


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