Co-op, CAD Modeler/Civil Estimator - Head Office, Morriston ON

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Co-op, CAD Modeler/Civil Estimator - Head Office, Morriston ON

NAC is currently seeking a Co-op Student for the role of CAD Modeler/Civil Estimator, for our Head Office location in Morriston, ON (Hwy 401/Hwy 6).
Morriston, ON (Just south of Guelph, ON)

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Head of Civil Estimating, the successful candidate will interact with civil, mechanical and electrical estimators on a regular basis. The ideal candidate will have design experience, and a strong interest in modeling (learning Tekla and Kubla), to support our Civil Estimating team. The successful incumbent will also begin to learn the role of a civil estimator.

Job Description:

  • Work collaboratively with other civil estimators, as well as the entire estimating team (mechanical and electrical estimators)
  • Utilize Tekla and Kubla for preparing estimating quantities
  • Assist in preparing and developing cost codes for Operations
  • Complete take-off's on all civil trades (quantity and costs) including labour, materials and equipment
  • Analyze sub-contractor scope and select most complete and competitive price
  • Assist in completing tender forms and experience the close of a tender on closing day
  • Eager to understand the workings and sequencing of a project including, construction schedule, tie-in and shut-downs
  • Meet deadlines and perform effectively at day of bid close under tight schedules
  • Obtain and negotiate best possible pricing from suppliers and subcontractors within company code of ethics
  • Ability to review drawings and specifications to extract complete scope of work


  • Enrolled in a post -secondary Civil Diploma/Degree program
  • Construction experience is an asset
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Excel, Work and Outlook) and experience using AutoCad or Solid Works
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrate strong organizational, leadership and communication skills
  • Proven ability to problem-solve using a variety of creative methods
  • Team-oriented with the ability to work independently, while displaying strong time management skills
  • Effective negotiation and diplomacy skills

NAC Offers:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Opportunities for career growth, development and advancement, including financial assistance
  • Comprehensive benefit plan (dental, vision, health, etc.)
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program
  • Excellent company matched pension plan
  • Registered Retirement Savings Plans
  • Additional time off between Christmas and New Year’s Day
  • Community involvement opportunities
  • Friendly working environment
  • Numerous team activities and various company events


NAC is committed to providing equal opportunities for all individuals to achieve their goals. If you feel that you need accommodations during the recruitment and selection process because of illness/disability, please contact Human Resources for further information.