Civil Estimator

Nisku, AB

Chemco is a leading Western Canadian general contractor specializing in multi-disciplinary construction, including civil projects throughout Western Canada. Chemco is a progressive company that supports all individuals in both professional and personal development. We are currently recruiting an experienced Civil Estimator to join our team. The successful candidate will have the ability to work both independently and within a team, have strong communication skills, and a high level of attention to detail.

Chemco is a proud supporter of the below programs, and strives to provide equal opportunities for all individuals in the construction and related industries:

  • Trade Winds to Success
  • Helmet to Hardhats
  • Women Building Futures
  • Pre-Apprenticeship Training (PACT Program)

If you are a self-starter motivated to make a career within our performance culture, apply in confidence.

Experience and Education

  • 5+ years of civil construction estimating and management
  • Relevant education (technologist or B.Sc.) or equivalent experience (10+ years of civil field experience)
  • Registration or eligibility for registration as a C.E.T., P. Tech, or P. Eng is an asset.
  • Experience leading a team through the bid process for various civil projects


Required Skills and Knowledge

    • Proficient with Microsoft Office
    • Familiar with relevant building codes
    • Ability to read construction drawings
  • Hands-on experience on civil construction projects
  • Ability to assemble accurate, timely, and well organized estimates
  • Ability to work on multiple bids simultaneously
  • Able to communicate clearly via email, electronic meetings, and in person


Preferred Skills and Knowledge

  • Experience with linear transportation infrastructure
  • Experience and knowledge in change management and project controls
  • Proficient with Bluebeam Revu and Primavera P6
  • Highly skilled with Excel
  • Experience with material procurement
  • Experience reviewing project contracts


Job responsibilities

  • Reports to lead estimators
  • Create project proposals including:
    • Reviewing project scope of work, drawings, specs, standards, and other documents 
    • Performing civil takeoff of drawings and bills of material
    • Applying labour and equipment hours and costs
    • Compiling material lists for procurement
    • Creating project execution plans
    • Determining project staff and equipment
    • Creating project schedules
    • Engaging vendors and subcontractors
    • Coordinating proposal reviews with lead estimators
  • Estimate change orders for current projects
  • Attend site visits
  • Assist construction and engineering as needed
  • Track time spent on estimates and fill out weekly timesheets
  • Participate in estimating staff training and improvement


Work Location

  • Regularly office-based at the Chemco head office – 3135 4th Street, Nisku, AB
  • 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday to Friday, with 30-minute unpaid lunch


Compensation and Benefits

  • Permanent full-time position
  • Competitive hourly wage based on experience (range between $36/hr to $45/hr, plus 10% vacation/stat holiday pay)
  • Company RRSP contribution after completion of 90-day probationary period (range between $2.00/hr to $4.00/hr)
  • EBFA Health and Welfare Plan, including vision, dental, prescription, and life insurance. For full details visit


We thank all candidates for applying, but only those that are being considered for this position will be contacted.


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