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Estimating Student

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • You must be pursuing an engineering degree in a related field, have construction experience, be proficient in software programs, self-motivated, and ready for the next step in the recruitment process.
  • You will review assignments, perform quantity surveys, communicate with subcontractors, visit job sites, and assist lead estimator in bid preparation at a construction company.

Off-cycle Internship



  • At PCL, we build the places where life happens and find camaraderie in the process. We're a community of builders committed to building better communities. That's why we're always looking ahead, and not just to the next project or what's next in our industry.
  • We're also looking at what's next for you and how we can help you build a career you're proud of. As a student at PCL, you will get the opportunity for challenging work assignments in a supportive work environment which promotes personal and professional growth.
  • We are seeking Civil, Mechanical, and Electrical Students for our Canadian Industrial Division to work as an Estimating Student in our Edmonton, AB officeWe are looking for students that are available for 8 months starting in September 2024. The positions will be under the direct supervisor of a lead estimator.


  • Pursuing a degree or diploma in engineering with a mechanical, electrical, or civil major.
  • Candidates must have a strong desire to work in a construction environment and prior field construction experience will be considered an asset.
  • Application of various computer software programs will be required, including Microsoft Suite. Knowledge of AutoCAD and Bluebeam is an asset.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Next Step:
  • Please note that candidates who have been selected to move forward to the next stage of the recruitment process will receive an email to complete a short online video interview.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities



  • Understanding and utilizing PCL’s estimating manuals, systems and forms
  • Reviewing quantity survey assignment with lead estimator
  • Performing assigned quantity survey
  • Providing quantities of major purchase items to purchasing department for pricing
  • Transferring and reviewing quantities with lead estimator
  • Performing general subtrade solicitation duties
  • Bid document control
  • Performing bid day assignments
  • Visiting job sites periodically
  • Developing relationships with trade contractors
  • Other duties as assigned by the lead estimator


Work type

Full time

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