Estimator (Civil)

Date: May 30, 2024

Location: Abbotsford, British Columbia, CA Vancouver, British Columbia, CA Surrey, British Columbia, CA Burnaby, British Columbia, CA

Company: RailWorks

Job ID: 17872 

Job Description

Reports to the General Manager, the Estimator supports all Pacific Bids & Estimates and helps develop price proposals by performing estimating duties such as bid document management and organization, preparing take-offs for construction projects and researching information for incorporation into bids. 

What We Offer

  • Salary Range: $80,000 -$120,000
  • Health & Dental Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employer RRSP match
  • Competitive Time Off Policy
  • Flex Work (Possibility) - Hybrid position



Primary / Essential Responsibilities and Duties

  • Reviews tender documents and attends pre-bid meetings to determine scope of work and required contents of estimates.
  • Analyzes tender documents, plans, specs and other documentation to prepare time, cost, materials and labour estimates.
  • Manage quantity surveys and take-offs as required.
  • Manage detailed material lists based on the tender documents and specs and forwards to Material Manager for pricing.
  • Reviews and incorporates historical data from prior estimates, purchase agreements and subcontracts in order to gain information for current bids.
  • Analyzes and evaluates bids from subcontractors for their completeness and accuracy in scope of work.
  • Develops scope of work for subcontractors and suppliers.
  • Solicits subcontractor/vendor for pricing.
  • Prepares submission and coordinates for bid day with other staff involved in the estimating process.
  • Ensures compliance with the tender documents/requirements.
  • Ensures all general conditions of the tender document are met i.e. insurance/bonding/special requirements.
  • Liaises with the management for strategic estimate approach and feedback on estimates.
  • Leads bid review process
  • Creates initial construction schedule and cash flow forecast
  • Tracks and follows upcoming projects within SharePoint and updates weekly.
  • Prepares and presents project turn over package upon award of contract.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned



  • High School graduation plus post-secondary training in a relevant field.
  • A minimum of three (5) years of relevant experience preferably gained in the construction or railway industry.
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret drawings and specifications
  • Proficiency in reviewing contract documents.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency utilizing common business and estimating applications such as Microsoft Office products, Hard Dollar, Explorer or JD Edwards software.


Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

  • This is full-time office position;
  • Occasional weekend or night work may be required;
  • Occasional exposure to outdoor construction sites in all weather conditions may be required;
  • Majority of the field work is on and around live track (trains);
  • Work may be in urban, rural or isolated areas. Accommodations and transportation will be provided, if required.



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment with PNR RailWorks without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other characteristics protected by law.