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Estimator - Western Canada District


Burnaby, British Columbia, CA

Requisition ID: 150342 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Estimating 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As an Estimator, you will prepare, review and present discipline estimates for specific project proposal activities. You will provide estimating assistance and guidance to projects, develops conceptual estimates and performs cost analysis. You will be responsible for assisting in the development of discipline/service estimators, developing and updating historical databases, and assisting in the development of department procedures. Provides direction to others on project/program level tasks.

District Overview

Kiewit’s Western Canada District is headquartered in Burnaby, British Columbia.  We primarily perform heavy civil projects specializing in earth moving, transportation, roadways, bridges, water resources, and underground utilities. We are looking for hard working individuals with a passion for construction who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty! Our current opportunities are spread across the entire west coast of Canada. 


This position is based in Burnaby, BC. Must be willing to relocate if required. 


  • Estimating functions and associated workflows in a team environment. 
  • Reviewing, analyzing and interpreting Contract Documents (specifications, drawings, and reference information) to develop detailed, comprehensive cost estimates for large, complex projects. 
  • Ensuring estimates and proposals are performed in accordance with company practices and standards. 
  • Establish and maintain budget control during Estimating & Preconstruction phases of the project. 
  • Coordinate internal and external input required for estimates and proposals. 
  • Participating in estimate reviews and presentations to senior management. 
  • Assist with training of estimating staff. 
  • Develop and maintain relationships with subcontractors and suppliers throughout the pre-bid process, including solicitation of bids and constructability input. 
  • Manage comparisons between self-perform estimates and subcontractor quotes. 
  • Prequalification and Proposal assistance functions 
  • Preparing value engineering solutions; including cost, schedule, and Owner benefits. 
  • Preparing responses to Request for Qualifications (RFQ's) and Request for Proposals (RFP's). 
  • Participating in client interview presentations for negotiated bids. 
  • Providing rough order of magnitude (ROM) estimates and phasing schedules. 


  • Degree in Engineering with an emphasis in Civil, Structural, Construction Management, Drafting or related fields is preferred. 
  • 3+ years’ experience in construction/estimating 
  • Background in hard bid and design build procurement 
  • Strong background in Excel as well as Construction Estimating Software 
  • Candidates must possess a strong work ethic; good interpersonal skills; demonstrate good organization, verbal and written communication skills; excellent leadership skills. 
  • Can travel occasionally and act independently with little or no supervision and as a team player. 
  • Results oriented individual with the ability to effectively manage multiple priorities. 
  • Work as a part of a large project team including both in-house inter-discipline engineers and construction superintendents to provide clients the industry’s best of both engineering, procurement, and construction. 



Additional Requirements:

  • Absent an approved exemption, due to federal, state, local, provincial and/or client-requirements, this position requires an individual to be fully vaccinated by a Health Canada-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine upon hire and as a condition of continued employment.

We believe in equal opportunity in employment practices without discrimination and comply with all laws regarding human rights in the provinces where we operate.

There’s no limit to what you’ll work on at Kiewit. With contracts in different markets and geographic areas, you’ll tackle new challenges all the time. Whether you’re building a facility that can turn water into power or engineering safer infrastructure networks, you’re bound to push the limits of innovation in new and exciting ways.

With Kiewit, you’ll have the potential to work on a variety of projects in seven major markets. From railroads to tunnels, renewable energy to biofuels, you’ll be part of a mission that’s bigger than you can imagine. 

Here, you’ll team up with market experts and gain cross-functional experience — all while helping people across the globe live better.

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

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