Posted on 05/23/2024

Senior Estimator, Civil Infrastructure

Senior Estimator, Civil Infrastructure
Permanent, full-time
Edmonton or Calgary, AB, Vancouver, BC or Toronto, ON

Work with people who treat you like friends.

Imagine an office where everyone is watching out for you because they know you’re watching out for them. Our company sees construction as a team sport, so we care about each other as a team. That level of caring filters through investments in local community groups and charities because we also care about the communities we work in.

Michels Canada empowers your personal and professional growth, equipping you with the tools and support needed to create impactful solutions that shape a better future for others. 

About us:
Michels Canada is a nationally recognized general contractor in energy, infrastructure and power construction based in Nisku, Alberta, with offices in British Columbia and Ontario. We are part of the Michels Family of Companies. 
The Michels Family of Companies is a privately owned global construction company with operations across North America, Australia, Singapore, and Germany. It is headquartered in Brownsville, Wisconsin, USA. 


Michels Canada is looking for a Senior Estimator, Civil to join our growing preconstruction team! Working directly with a team of estimators and proposal specialists, the estimator will be bidding on Civil infrastructure projects related to open cut trenching, large diameter tunneling, micro tunneling, shaft construction, structural form work and foundations. This position can be based out of our Coquitlam, BC office, in our Canadian headquarters in Nisku, AB, Calgary, AB or Concord, ON.

  • Maintain and promote a strong safety culture for all employees, vendors, and customers. Follow all safety policies, procedures and regulations. Identify and communicate workplace hazards and correct or seek assistance in correcting unsafe actions or conditions.
  • Provide support to the Senior Project Manager during tendering phase of all projects. Assemble accurate, timely and well-organized estimates and new project set-up documents, including bids, construction management, design builds, cost estimates and control budgets.
  • Utilize your technical abilities to analyze drawings and specifications. Coordinate tender process and maintain a good relationship with clients, subcontractors, consultants, vendors, end users and suppliers. Create and issue quotes/proposal submission documents.
  • Review bid requirements for projects, prepare and attend site walkthroughs and project site meetings, review and confirm geotechnical conditions, draft risk matrix and prepare take-offs. Assist in creating preliminary budgets for all successful tender projects and change order pricing.
  • Assist with the overall management of major infrastructure projects from pre-construction phase until completion.
  • Other duties as needed.

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience estimating heavy civil infrastructure earthworks and underground utility projects with a variety of project delivery methodologies.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience leading estimates for heavy civil infrastructure earthworks and underground utility projects with a variety of project delivery methodologies.
  • Experience and highly skilled in negotiating pricing while maintaining strong integrity and relationship with suppliers and vendors.
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Excel, Bluebeam, MS Project, and Heavy Bid (HCSS)
  • Strong ability to read and interpret engineered drawings, blueprints, and technical specifications.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license for the type(s) of vehicles which may be driven and an acceptable driving record.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skill

  • Must be able to communicate verbally and through written language (by hand and digitally) in English.
    We offer competitive total compensation, meaningful and challenging work, and an engaging and collaborative environment. For more information on our company, please visit our website at
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    Michels Canada
    Canada | Edmonton, AB
    Employment Duration
    Full Time
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