A & B Pipeliners

Estimator (Blackfalds, AB)

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A&B is seeking an Estimator. This position is located in Blackfalds, AB.
Posted On:
Closing On:
Wednesday, 20 September 2017
Friday, 20 October 2017
Job Type:
Blackfalds, AB
27312 - 5 Township Rd 394, T0M 0J0
Travel is required to complete due diligence by way of a site visit prior to tendering a project. Otherwise this is an office based position.
Job Description:

Responsible for evaluating and interpreting construction bid documents, specifications and technical drawings and accurately developing successful bid tenders and strategies for small to large sized pipeline and facility construction projects valued from $1M - $50M.

Key Success Factors for this Position:

We believe “boots on the ground” field experience in pipeline and/or facility construction forms the core fundamentals of an effective Estimator. As such, we prioritize candidates with field experience in pipeline and facility construction.

The ability to evaluate complex bid documents and drawings and determine overall project requirements.

Work collaboratively, and develop and maintain working relationships based on mutual respect and integrity.

This position is responsible for providing timely day-to-day implementation, administration, maintenance, monitoring and execution of A&B’s Bid Tender Process.  The Estimator will support A&B personnel through the bid tender phase by reviewing drawings and identifying areas of concern, determining equipment and labour requirements, projecting timelines, preparing cost summaries, contacting vendors and stakeholders and ensuring bids are submitted accurately and on time.


Assist with the implementation of successful bid strategies by helping to establish and document consistent project estimating guidelines, standards and structure.

Preparing complex, detailed and accurate pipeline, facility and fabrication estimates.

- Conducts a detailed analysis of the contract documents and specifications to determine overall project requirements (bonding, insurance etc.) and identifies any associated risk factors, including monitoring of published addenda that may alter the original scope of the project.

Preparing high-level budgetary estimates for pipeline, facility and fabrication projects.

Advise A&B Management on the development and execution of SAGD related projects.

Participation and contribution to pre-bid meetings, including field office, client and site visits.

Assisting with the administration of bid pre-qualifications.

Identification of the scope of work based on bid specifications and drawings.

Consistent communication with project leads to identify resource requirements and to identify any potential issues and solution.

Maintain and update bid statistics.

Meet multiple deadlines and ensure tenders are in on time.

Participate in any internal meetings regarding, costs, tracking and A&B pre kick off meetings.

Contribute to weekly Bid Review Report to be sent out by 9:00am first day of business each week.

Preferred Skills:


Extensive hands on field experience in pipeline and facility construction projects.

8-10 years’ experience estimating small to large sized pipeline and facility construction projects is required.

Relevant degree, or graduate of technical diploma program, and/or a combination of education and relevant experience.

Ability to estimate multiple projects at the same time.

A team player with excellent attention to detail, a strong work ethic and excellent oral communication skills

Highly proficient computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, Adobe, Microsoft Projects and Outlook.

Experience with Hard Dollar (construction estimating software), is preferred.

A&B would like to thank those who apply, but only candidates selected for possible employment will be contacted.

This position is open to Canadian residents only.

Please apply to: hr@abpipeliners.com

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