Tomlinson Group.
Ottawa, ON, CA
5d ago

We are expanding! We are looking to add another to the Heavy Civil team. The Estimator prepares cost estimates for tenders.

The Estimator liaises with customers, clients, sub-contractors and consulting engineers to build personal relationships.

They internally communicate to Construction, Project Administration and Accounting contract specification and costing details for new and on-

going contracts. The Estimator provides project management support for contracts. They review job costs from previous and on-

going jobs to provide production rate analysis for construction and future bids. The Estimator works towards achieving more advanced training to develop personally and to enhance the productivity of the estimation team.


  • Obtains tender documents.
  • Attends job showings and reviews site conditions
  • Performs pre-qualification tasks as required.
  • Obtains bonding, insurance etc. for tender submissions.
  • Reviews and comprehends tender specifications and communicates with the tender consultant any questions or concerns.
  • Communicates with sub-contractors to obtain pricing.
  • Performs quantity calculations for all tender items.
  • Pricing of items and jobs to be performed in a computerized estimation program.
  • Fills out pre-tender forms for tender tracking, fill out tender documents, delivery of tender documents, follow-up and provide tender results.
  • Reviews tender submissions with the appropriate manager.
  • Attends industry related functions to build relationships and networks.
  • Communicates with engineers through budget pricing etc. to build a relationship and to establish a positive, inviting culture.
  • Monitors job posting sites, newspapers, engineering firms etc. for tendering opportunities.
  • Issues job transmittals to construction, contract administration and accounting.
  • Issues sub-contracts.
  • Assist with initial scheduling using P6 Primavera for bidding purposes
  • Meets with job superintendent to provide and communicate relevant job information.
  • Negotiates additional work prices for on-going contracts.
  • Approves sub-contract payments and contract billings.
  • Provides scope of work clarification to construction.
  • Attends job meetings as required.
  • Issues and circulates job change orders.
  • Reviews on-going and completed contracts to look for un-invoiced work.
  • Reviews actual production rates to establish a database.
  • Reviews actual job costs and production rates to more accurately estimate future bids.
  • Monitors and updates computerized estimation database to reflect current costs and contract information.

    Standard office environment. May be required to work occasional weekend or evening. Required to attend job site showing meetings.


  • Certified Engineering Technologist designation or equivalent experience is required.
  • 5 years Infrastructure field experience and structure estimation
  • A high proficiency in :
  • Outlook
  • Estimation software system, preference provided to P6 experience

  • Competitive wages
  • Bonus programs
  • Employer paid health and dental benefits
  • Extensive training programs and tuition reimbursement
  • Retirement benefits program
  • Family-oriented team environment
  • Employee discounts and other rewards programs
  • The Tomlinson Group of Companies encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Please contact Human Resources if you need accommodation at any stage of the application process or want more information on our accommodation policies.

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