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Vancouver Pile Driving Ltd (Vanpile), a multi-discipline construction company, is one of the largest marine general contractors in Canada. Since 1913, our employees have built many of the major marine facilities along the coastline and inland waters of British Columbia. Vanpile is a local family owned and operated company. Read more about us at

We are looking for a motivated individual who is committed to growing their professional career at Vanpile while gaining valuable knowledge and experience through a variety of assignments.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in all aspects of the tendering process
  • Studies design drawings and specifications to become familiar with project requirements
  • Prepares detailed firm, budget and unit price estimates for labour, materials, equipment, permits, etc
  • Liaises with client representatives, government officials, design engineers, vendors and subcontractors
  • Confers with design engineers for interpretation of items not clearly shown and/or specified
  • Sends out Requests for Quotations and communicates with subcontractors and suppliers throughout tender period
  • Analyze and compare subcontractor and supplier quotations
  • Create preliminary project schedules
  • Liaise with field staff to determine equipment productivities and construction methodologies
  • Utilizes HeavyBid estimating software to build estimates
  • Strong commitment to Health, Safety & Environment and ensuring these are considered within each estimate
  • Participates in estimate reviews with senior management
  • Develops tender submissions and respond to post-tender inquires
  • Participates in Project Handover meetings upon award of projects to advise field staff of assumptions on construction procedures and methods used in the preparation of estimates
  • May assist in the training and development of junior estimators
  • Other duties as assigned by the Chief Estimator


  • University degree in Engineering, or diploma in Civil Technology
  • Currently registered or eligible to register as an AScT or EIT/P.Eng. in the province of BC
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience estimating heavy civil construction projects, marine construction is considered an asset
  • Good working knowledge of estimating and construction methods
  • Field experience as a Project Engineer/Project Manager is considered an asset
  • Ability to read and interpret design drawings and specifications
  • Knowledge of estimating, cost control, planning and project management techniques
  • Use of computer software: AutoCAD, Bluebeam, Heavy Bid, MS Office (Word, Excel& Project)
  • Strong English communication skills, both verbal and written


  • High personal, professional and ethical standards
  • Self-motivated
  • Initiative and sound judgment]
  • Strong organizational skills
  • A collaborative, proactive, and results oriented approach
  • Exceptional relationship building skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of project staff
  • Excellent analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Sound prioritization and time-management skills
  • Superior attention to detail and ability to find discrepancies in documentation
  • Team focused but equally motivated working independently

In return, we offer:

  • Competitive base salary
  • Company Paid RRSP
  • Bonus Eligible
  • Professional development
  • 14 statutory holidays (per calendar year)
  • Competitive benefits program
  • The ability to grow with a BC family-owned and operated company

“We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Vancouver Pile Driving is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.”

Vancouver Pile Driving Ltd. does not accept and is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited résumés from agencies. Agencies should not submit resumes in response to this posting, to Vanpile employees or any associated company location.