Employment Opportunity

Robert Excavating is currently expanding and has the following openings available:

Project Manager/Estimator
(This position is located near Ottawa, Ontario)

Basic Function
Reporting to the Senior Project Manager/Estimator (SPM), the Project Manager/Estimator provides direct support in all aspects of the estimate process for major infrastructure projects. He also acts as a project manager involving grading, paving, excavating, sewers, pump stations and various underground utilities projects. In so doing, the Project Manager/Estimator helps to maintain, develop and build strong relationships with vendors, clients and public agency representatives.

Main Duties (duties include but not limited to)

Under the guidance of SPM:

  • Gathers and maintains accurate and timely information on current costs of materials, supplies and services
  • Provides general support in the bidding for large excavation, construction, roadway, utility, and paving projects
  • Researches and contributes good mathematical analysis to build efficient costing methods
  • Reviews proposal specifications and drawings for project planning in conjunction with foremen and SPM
  • Prepares detailed estimates by calculating complete takeoff of scope of work and materials
  • Assists in project cost reviews, and maintains organized files of working project documents
  • Assists with project start up/set up taking the approved budget and, written proposals, bidding correspondence, project resource needs
  • Reviews and approves accurately subcontract and supplier invoices
  • Analyzes alternative solutions and excavation/construction methods to increase competitiveness of the bid and project construction
  • Interfaces with, negotiates and builds strong working relationships with clients, subcontractors, suppliers, and public agencies
  • Perform other jobs and duties as required or assigned
Education and Qualifications
  • Successfully completed a postsecondary degree in a field related to civil engineering, at a College technological level or University level
  • An equivalent combination of education, experience, skills, knowledge and abilities will be considered
  • 2 to 6 years of directly related experience, preferably in heavy civil construction or engineering
  • Competency in project management, bidding, scheduling, take off, and accounting
  • Extremely comfortable working in a technology-driven environment
  • Demonstrate a health and safety conscious attitude
Ideal Profile

Candidate will have

  • Demonstrated a general knowledge of the heavy civil industry in the private or public sectors
  • Computer skills including MS Office (especially MS Project Management and Excel), estimating software, and other relevant database and information management tools
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a broad diversity of audiences: clients, subcontractors, tradesmen, public sector agencies, etc
  • A valid Ontario driver’s license (or the equivalent)
  • Acquired excellent team work skills, collaborative approaches with colleagues and clients, and quick problem solving abilities
  • Strong analytical and mathematical skills, and oral and written communications skills in English (French will be considered an asset)
  • Effective project planning and organizational abilities, including time management
  • Interest in advancement opportunities

Compensation for this position is commensurate to an entry to mid-level position. Annual salary range is set between $50,000 and $80,000 plus a benefits package depending on experience.


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How to Apply? Call us at (613) 443-2311 or email Nicole at nicole@robertx.ca

If there are no listings, we are not actively hiring right now, but feel free to give us a call or email to inquire about future opportunities.

Types of job opportunities at Robert Excavating include:

  • Heavy Equipment Operators (shovel, bulldozer, backhoe, loader, offroad)
  • Foreman
  • Pipelayor
  • Labour
  • Deckman
  • Project Manager
  • Estimator
  • Office and Accounting Staff