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WSP Canada

Project Estimator

Posted 3 days ago

Job Description

The Opportunity:

Reporting to the Project Control Manager, the bilingual (English/French) Project Estimator will support the Project Manager in Project Estimating.

As a member of the national Energy, Resources, Industrial group, you will be given the opportunity to apply your education and experience to complex projects. You will be asked to manage multiple priorities, meet tight deadlines, and maintain very high quality. You will acquire knowledge through mentorship and training programs, fast-tracking your professional development.

Why WSP?
  • We value and are committed to upholding a culture of Inclusion and Belonging.
  • Our Flexible Work Policy - we recognize the importance of balance in our lives and encourage you to prioritize the balance in yours. We will support you on and off the job so you can be fully present in both your work and home lives.
  • A Canadian success story - we're proud to wear the red and white of this beautiful country and show the world what Canada has to offer.
  • Enhance the world around you - from the environment to the highways, to the buildings and the terrain, WSP is the fabric of Canada.
  • Outstanding career opportunities - we're growing and pushing ourselves every day to be greater than yesterday - we're open to your ideas and trying new things.
  • A phenomenal collaborative culture and a workforce filled with genuinely good people who are doing humbly important work. Come find out for yourself what it's like to be a part of our journey.

We offer attractive pay, flexible work options, a great corporate culture, comprehensive and employee-focused benefits including virtual healthcare and a wellness platform as well as great savings programs, and a clear vision for the future.


What you can expect to do here:
  • You will assess, adjust or create an estimation template.
  • You will create detailed, market-related owner's cost estimates for assigned projects' scope changes, work delays, etc.
  • You will review change requests and determine material requirements, processing, and job routing.
  • You will lead coordination meetings with clients or other stakeholders.
  • You will lead client and contractor negotiations to resolve contract changes and claims.
  • You will develop construction cost estimates and prepare an estimate reference as required by the Estimating Lead, in accordance with the program requirements.
  • You will ensure all estimates are accurate and account for all risk factors.
  • You will review quantitative surveys for all types of construction systems and materials.
  • You will seek additional useful estimating data from various sources.
  • You will partake in design and specifications reviews for cost-effectiveness, and suggest appropriate alternatives.
  • You will mentor, train and support less experienced estimators.

What you'll bring to WSP:
  • +15 years of relevant experience in Project Estimating.
  • Ability to communicate in English, both written and verbal (professional level required).
  • Ability to communicate in French is considered an asset.
  • Previous relevant experience in the mine engineering industry is considered an asset.
  • Adaptability and flexibility including the ability to manage deadline pressure, ambiguity, and change.
  • Ability to multitask, work on several projects or tasks at once, manage time, organize, and set priorities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, as the role requires continuous interaction with team members.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, including report writing, editing, and proofreading abilities.
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite and Outlook; highly advanced Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills are a must.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, analytical, and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge/Experience of ACCE (formally known as K-Base) and/or InEight Estimate (formally known as HardDollars).

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 65,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 12,000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transportation networks, from finding new ways to extract essential resources to developing renewable power sources for the future.


  • We value our people and our reputation
  • We are locally dedicated with international scale
  • We are future focused and challenge the status quo
  • We foster collaboration in everything we do
  • We have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable

Please Note:

Health and Safety is a core paramount value of WSP. Given the importance of keeping one another safe it is expected that you comply with our Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) policy at all times as well as client HSE policies when working at client locations.

Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview. This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).

WSP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only the candidates selected will be contacted.

WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. For more information please READ THE FULL POLICY.

About WSP Canada

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services consulting firms. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international expertise. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, planners, landscape architects and urban designers, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. We design lasting solutions in the Buildings, Transportation, Infrastructure, Environment, Geomatics, Energy, Resources, and Industrial sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. With over 8,000 talented people across Canada, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for generations to come.



Company Size

5001-10,000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-07-12

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