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Posted on 10/30/2023

Estimator Civil

Estimator - Civil Infrastructure
Nisku, AB or Vancouver, BC


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Michels Family of Companies is an established energy and infrastructure organization with 25 years in Canada. We support Canada’s prosperous future by constructing safe, reliable infrastructure solutions to serve the public’s energy, water and wastewater, and transportation needs.

We care about doing what is best for our people, our customers, the communities in which we work and our country. We strive to provide our employees with meaningful and challenging work, and an engaging and collaborative environment.

Michels Canada headquarters is based in Nisku, Alberta, Canada.

Michels Canada is looking for an Estimator 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 downtown Vancouver office, or our Canadian headquarters in Nisku AB.


  • 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 5 years’ experience estimating heavy civil infrastructure projects with a variety of project delivery methodologies. 
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Excel, Bluebeam, MS Project, and Heavy Bid (HCSS
  • Experience and highly skilled in negotiating pricing while maintaining strong integrity and relationship with suppliers and vendors.
  • 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 skills


  • Ability and willingness to travel throughout Canada is preferred.  
  • Competent with Microsoft Office Suite


  • 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

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted. For other opportunities at Michels Canada, join us at

It is our commitment to create a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment regardless their race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations, or ordinances. If you need assistance and /or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruitment process, please send us an email to:

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Michels Canada
Infrastructure - Preconstruction
Canada | Edmonton, AB
Employment Duration
Full Time
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