Estimator- Civil

at Bird Careers
Location Edmonton, Canada
Date Posted September 23, 2022
Category Construction
Job Type Permanent


Estimator- Civil

For Those Who Seek To Redefine

The greatest achievements in history are borne from the greatness within people - where human potential meets vision, and passion fuels evolution. Unlocking this potential is the most important thing we do at Bird.

As a leader in Canadian construction for over 100 years, the impact of our team is etched deeply within the core of our legacy. Beyond Bird, this impact is felt in the fundamental aspects of our everyday lives. From the critical infrastructure we depend on, to the energy and resources that keep us moving - we are powering our communities and shaping Canada's skylines coast-to-coast. Entrenched in the foundation of a culture built more than a century ago is an enduring quest to reimagine what is possible. Our impact is greater than ever, and we are looking for those who seek to redefine their story.

We are a dynamic team of over 5,000 with a range of professions, backgrounds, and areas of expertise. This breadth of diversity in people and opportunities is one of greatest aspects of building your career with Bird. Every trajectory looks different. At Bird, you hold the pen and you write your story. As you unlock your potential, you are surrounded by a team that supports you every step of the way.

At Bird, we are focused on building a culture that brings together ideal team players who facilitate possibility every day. We are looking for those who have the courage and confidence to be humble; the self-motivated, ambitious professionals who are hungry; and those who never lose sight of their intuition, emotional intelligence, or the unequivocal impact of being people smart.

The Senior civil Estimator will work as a part of Bird's diverse estimating team, the successful candidate will demonstrate a strategic and considerate approach to developing proposed solutions and pricing for our industrial market clients.

This position is based in our Edmonton, AB, office.


  • Prepare price estimates and budgets, identifying inherent constraints, risk and opportunities.

  • Conduct thorough reviews of the tender documents and analyze subcontractor requirements.

  • Work with clients or consultants regarding items that require clarification or elaboration while maintaining competitive approach to developing proposed services and solutions.

  • Solicit, analyze and compile pricing from subcontractors.

  • Develop preliminary project construction schedules and plans as a basis for pricing with input from subcontractors and Bird personnel.

  • Conduct specification checks and participate in detailed estimate reviews.

  • Collaborate with supervisory and production operations staff to develop and document approach to priced proposal, including construction and project execution plans.

  • Lead pricing activities and submissions for assigned tenders or budgets.

  • Respond to post tender clarifications and participate in negotiations between submission and contract award.

  • Transfer knowledge acquired during the tender process to the project team during project kick-off meeting.

  • Support business development and other securement efforts on an ongoing basis.

What We Are Looking For

  • Engineering background or relevant technical education (EIT, P.Eng or CET). Civil specialization considered an asset.

  • 5 or more years of experience in an estimating role within the civil discipline.

  • Previous on site construction experience in a civil scope is considered an asset.

  • Proven track record of estimating skills, and experience applying estimating techniques throughout the pursuit process to define costs and determine competitive pricing

  • Ability to read and understand construction drawings, plans and specifications with meticulous attention to detail.

  • Ability to interpret and analyze contract documents to make recommendations for best approach to forming a mutually agreeable contract with a diverse set of clients.

  • Able to work out of the Edmonton area.

  • Able to execute 3D takeoffs utilizing CAD software. Autodesk Civil 3D or Carlson Takeoff experience is considered an asset.

What We Believe In


Safety is a moral obligation. Our goal is zero harm.


Bird invests in its employees as partners in the success of the company. Together we will grow and create opportunities within a respectful, diverse, and healthy workplace.


We believe that the best results are achieved through the collaboration of our employees, customers, partners, communities, trade contractors, and suppliers.


We conduct ourselves in a manner of which we are proud, as individuals, and as representatives of our company, community, and industry.


We are honest, truthful, and fair. We conduct ourselves with integrity.


We are committed to balancing the sustainability of the company, communities, and the environment.

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