Civil Estimator

The future you want is within reach.


At PCL, we build the places where life happens and find camaraderie in the process. We're a community of builders committed to building better communities. That's why we're always looking ahead, and not just to the next project or what's next in our industry.


We're also looking at what's next for you and how we can help you build a career you're proud of. 


Here's how a Civil Estimator for our Toronto District office located in Oakville contributes to our team:



  • Leads small to medium estimates or components of large estimates and reviews all associated bid documents. 
  • Conducts detailed analysis of contract documents and specifications to determine and validate overall project requirements. 
  • Ensures the completion of full quantity take-offs of all labor, equipment, and materials from project documents. 
  • Supports the estimate lead by populating tender forms, generating requests for information, anticipating proposal requirements, and assisting to establish a pursuit schedule. 
  • Recognizes risks related to project specific requirement, site, schedule and market conditions/constraints. Uses contract terms to identify risks and opportunities. 
  • Assists with bid document control by documenting, organizing, and archiving all information relating to the estimate for successful transfer to the project team. 
  • Performs bid-day assignments and supports other estimators to successfully close various scopes.
  • Develops and maintains strong relationships with all stakeholders including lead estimator, lead bid runner, subtrade partners and suppliers. 
  • Solicits competitive pricing from subtrade partners and suppliers for pursuit support. 
  • Establishes a critical path schedule for the estimate/pursuit.
  • Leads a small team including mentoring and coaching indirect reports. 



  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma in related discipline or trade experience or equivalent. 
  • 4 years of progressive experience in construction cost estimating, and 6 months of on-site experience is preferred. 
  • Successfully led pursuits valued at up to $25 million in various delivery methods. 
  • General construction knowledge; understands specifications, drawings, materials, and methods and procedures. 
  • Intermediate knowledge of key principles involved in bid preparation; including quantity takeoff procedures and systems, subtrade partner procurement, pricing, interdepartmental functions, general expense philosophy and bid-closing procedures. 
  • Understanding of compensation models, market conditions, business trends, internal historical information, and competitors. 
  • Familiar with different delivery methods: hard bid, guaranteed maximum price (GMP), unit price, design-build, target prices, and cost reimbursable.
  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with stakeholders including the ability to solicit subtrade partners and suppliers. 
  • Working knowledge of estimating software, advanced skills using Microsoft Office Suite and a strong aptitude for adopting new technology.  

PCL is an innovative, employee-owned company comprised of people who find passion in their profession and take pride in doing great work every day. Our work powers the infrastructure and utilities that are essential to daily life and our projects are the scene of vacations, careers, education and healing. We are consistently ranked among the best companies to work for because we are committed to supporting and developing our teams.

The PCL Companies celebrate diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability or veteran status.

Should you require an accommodation during the application process, please contact us at with the position and location you are interested in.


Safety is a core value that guides everything we do. As such, all PCL salary and student employees based in Canada are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees may request an exemption due to medical condition(s) and other applicable human rights grounds.

Together, we can build success and a better future. Let’s get started!


Target Start Date: 04/24/2022  

Employee Status: Regular Full-Time   

Company: PCL Constructors Canada Inc. 

Primary Location: Toronto, Ontario 

Job: Civil Estimator

Requisition: 870