Lead Estimator

Location: Toronto ON Posted Date: May 18, 2019
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Employer Job Id: AUS0003BQ Careermine Job Id: 1774949
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Lead Estimator who is ready to take on challenging projects and deliver outstanding results for our clients to be based in our Montreal or Toronto Office.

This role is expected to maintain a high level of communication with all relevant parties. This position will be assigned to work on projects/studies to gather and input relevant data on behalf of the estimating department.

Key Responsibilities of the Role:
  • Maintain accuracy of estimates by collecting and entering appropriate data
  • Develop estimating plans, estimates, and basis of estimates for projects through managing estimate models, collecting, entering data and conducting regular reviews
  • Work with other disciplines to collect all necessary data on scope and quantities to prepare an appropriately accurate estimate in all specialty discipline areas.
  • Coordinate with Procurement team for all request for budgetary quotations
  • Organise estimates by the work breakdown structure, discipline and commodity,
  • Calculate wage and unit rates, check quantities and scope, calculate productivity factor and prepare field and office costs.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of estimate unit rates within assigned disciplines: labour, equipment and materials
  • Conduct simulations or other required methods to establish project contingency, escalation, risk and all other reserves
  • Manage any changes that will impact on estimates through continual contact with all levels of Management, Project Managers and the Engineering Department to determine required changes and have these incorporated
  • Maintain a good working relationship with external suppliers and contractors through effective and ongoing communication strategies
  • Contribute to Ausenco's estimating benchmark database.
  • Comply with all of Ausenco's corporate policies and procedures by adopting Ausenco's Quality Assurance and Occupational Health, Safety, and Environmental policies, procedures and requirements.


  • Extensive experience in a similar role with a construction company or engineering consulting firm, preferably in Minerals & Metals in an EPC/EPCM environment.
  • A degree or diploma in engineering, applied science/ related field or extensive experience (site experience or trade background would also be an asset).
  • Sound numerical, conceptual and analytical skills, with high attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience working on a project team.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word, Power point) required
  • Previous experience with industrial estimating software preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in French and English.
  • Comfortable interfacing with clients and all levels of management.
  • Willingness to travel

We're a global leader in engineering, project management and operations solutions for the resources and energy sectors.

As a member of our team you'll be encourages to embrace challenges and discover innovative solutions to each and every project. For that, you'll receive a competitive remuneration package and the opportunity to pursue your own career path.

If this role sounds like you, please submit a detailed application directly to the posting.

Thank you for your interest in Ausenco. We look forward to your submission and will be in contact.

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). Ausenco will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require an accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs .