Estimator - Civil Earthworks

Jun 11, 2021
Jul 11, 2021
Full Time
Position Scope


The Nuna Group of Companies is now accepting resumes for an Civil Estimator with large earthworks construction projects experience.


Position Summary

The Estimator will develop estimate packages, proposals and successful bid strategies.
Your estimating experience will include working on project that include, Roads, Dams, Heavy Mining and/or Oil Sands experience and Industrial site development.

Position Responsibilities

The Estimator will:
  • Prepare professional quality proposal documentation;
  • Solicit vendor quotations for tenders and proposals;
  • Prepare and submit Request for Quotation (RFQ)'s from vendors and subcontractors;
  • Evaluate construction and mining methodologies to determine recommended best solutions based on cost, quality, and availability of materials;
  • Participate in bid review sessions;
  • Review all estimate packages to ensure accuracy and completeness;
  • Provide guidance on services, procedures, and methods for the timely and accurate response to client and management requests;
  • Participate in project start-ups, kickoff's and progress meetings;
  • Review and analyze actual project costing and production information against estimates, and develop historical databases;
  • Work closely with project managers, and operations;
  • Coordinate schedules, cost control and contract management;
  • Travel to project sites as required (Field experience considered as well);
  • Produce accurate reporting;
  • Pay close attention to detail;
  • Submit all required Estimate package before the outlined deadline;
  • Considered candidates will have excellent communication skills both written and verbal;
  • Knowledge of multiple estimating software is an asset. Preferred software:
  1. HCSS
  2. Hard Dollar
  3. P6


A Post-Secondary Degree or Certificate (C.E.T.) in Civil or Construction Engineering is an asset;

The ideal candidate will have 3 - 5+ years' experience as an estimator in the Heavy Civil (earthworks) or Oil Sands industry or with experience in mining, oil and gas, industrial construction and contracting industries;

Those with Heavy Earthworks project experience will be considered first.

We offer:
  • A Very Competitive salary
  • Generous Benefits including company matching RRSP program (immediate upon hiring)
  • Safety awards
  • Employee Rewards program

Location : Edmonton, Alberta
Reports to : Chief Estimator

Nuna is committed to the principle of employment equity. We welcome diversity and encourage all who are qualified to express their interest.

Interested applicants are asked to apply on-line at
or email:

We thank all who apply but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.


Nuna is the largest Inuit-owned heavy civil construction, earthworks and mine construction contractor in Canada.

Nuna is a highly regarded civil construction company with hundreds of employees working across the Arctic and Northern Canada. Working often in remote locations, Nuna offers unique on-the-job experience and opportunity to build an exciting career. Our multi-disciplined teams provide a comprehensive array of services and innovative solutions to the most challenging and remote sites in northern Canada. Nuna's core values of: Safety - Integrity - Teamwork - Respect for Cultural Diversity and for Community & Environment ; reflect our reputation as a safe, cost-effective and innovative operator in the north.