Engineer (Estimating) .

Procon Group of Companies

Engineer (Estimating) Job Brief

We have a job vacancy of Engineer (Estimating) in our company, Procon Group of Companies. This vacancy is based in Burnaby BC. Please go through the job detail mentioned below.

Position Title: Engineer (Estimating) Job
Company: Procon Group of Companies
Work Type: Full Time
City of work: Burnaby BC
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URL Expiry: 2023-04-06
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Engineer (Estimating) Job Detail

Procon Mining and Tunnelling (Procon) is one of the leading mine development contractors in North America. We are specialized in underground mine development, contract mining, underground excavations, civil tunneling and mining related construction projects. Centered by our people, our company culture is driven on the tenets of integrity, innovation, relationships and performance for our clients, business partners and the communities we work in. As a specialty contractor in a safety-sensitive business, our workforce safety is the foundation for everything we do.

Procon takes pride in our extensive history of successfully partnering with Indigenous communities. We believe in Indigenous partnerships that offer mutually beneficial outcomes through economic benefits and capacity building. Moving beyond compliance, we truly value the experience and knowledge brought to our Indigenous partnerships.

We are actively seeking an experienced and driven Engineer (Estimating) looking to grow their career and join our Estimating team. We are ideally looking for a candidate based in Western Canada for this role; living within or in proximity to one of our Procon offices in Burnaby, BC, Nisku, AB or Saskatoon, SK.

Position Summary:

The role of the Engineer (Estimating) is to develop and assist in the creation of cost estimates, proposals, studies and tender documents for mining projects while supporting business development activities when required.


The Engineer (Estimating)is a key member of the Estimating team and is expected to assist in managing the Company’s estimating functions. Specific objectives are:

  • Manage the development of mining, tunnelling, or underground construction estimations
  • Provide guidance on services, procedures, and methods in support of estimates, proposals, or studies
  • Review tender documents, drawings and specifications to determine scope of work
  • Review and analyze current job actual costing versus bid, and create benchmarks for future work
  • Coordinate and collaborate with internal resources to support estimates including business development, operations, equipment, finance, and other departments
  • Prepare request for quotations for suppliers and subcontractors
  • Develop estimates using first principle estimating techniques from prequalification stage through to execution
  • Participate in pre-bid meetings, bid strategy, presentations and infrequent site visits as requested
  • Review design options and recommend best solutions based on cost, engineering quality, or availability
  • Assist with document preparation, and technical writing for proposals and studies
  • Participate and provide input to the bid review process
  • Participate in project hand-over meetings when transferring newly awarded work to the execution team
  • Participate in requested business development support activities such as tradeshows or client meetings


  • Minimum 3 – 7 years of relevant experience with some of it spent in the field in the areas of: mining production and development, tunnelling, or underground construction
  • Engineering degree, technical degree or equivalent experience in the mining estimating field
  • Mine engineering or technical certificate would be an asset
  • Registered, or eligible to register as Professional Engineer in Canada is an asset
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Must be able to work accurately under pressure
  • In depth knowledge of excel, and willingness to learn new estimating software as required
  • Basic skills in communication and technical writing and a willingness to build on these skills
  • Previous experience with Autocad and Deswik would be an asset
  • Previous knowledge of mine ventilation, mine dewatering and services, mine power, ground support, mine planning, and other mining disciplines would be an asset
  • Experience with cost estimating processes and procedures would be an asset
  • Ability to travel when required

What we offer:

  • Excellent compensation, vacation, and RRSP Plan
  • Leading Extended Health Care benefits
  • Fully remote and Hybrid, work-from-home options available
  • We are ideally looking for a candidate based in Western Canada for this role; living within or in proximity to one of our Procon offices in Burnaby, BC, Nisku, AB or Saskatoon, SK
  • Ability to develop your career alongside industry leaders
  • Opportunity to create change within the workplace
  • A positive and driven work environment

Diversity, equity, and inclusion is valued at Procon and increasing Indigenous representation within our company’s workforce composition is a priority.

We mine talent and nurture innovation. Our people truly are our strength. At Procon, whether in the field or the office, you’ll be part of a cohesive team and work alongside great people from diverse backgrounds: people who love their work and are inspired to provide solutions to our clients and exceed expectations.

If you share our values and would like to be considered for this meaningful career opportunity, please apply on our career site.

We thank all candidates who apply, however please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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