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Estimator - Western Canada District


Burnaby, British Columbia, CA

Requisition ID: 166840 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Western Canada District 

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. 



Other 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.
  • Regular, reliable attendance
  • Work productively and meet deadlines timely
  • Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment
  • Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.
  • Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.
  • May work at various different locations and conditions may vary

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 do at Kiewit. Whether you’re building or supporting projects that provide communities with dependable energy, safe transportation, clean water, or access to health care, the work you do will positively impact people’s lives for generations to come. 

Here you’ll have endless opportunities to expand your expertise through on-the-job experience and internal and external training and development opportunities. 

We offer our full-time staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. From top-tier health care programs to employee assistance programs and retirement planning, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in the areas of life that matter most to you.

Kiewit is an equal-opportunity employer, and we believe a diverse workforce is vital to the success of our business. We continue our efforts to attract, develop and retain employees from all backgrounds who are passionate about our industry.  

We are committed to veteran and military hiring and will consider relevant military experience as equivalent to qualification requirements.

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