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Montreal, QC, Canada
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Company Description

Being part of a growing company in the cleantech sector and contributing to the global transition to a circular economy appeals to you? That’s exactly what our employees do every day. Enerkem is based on a revolutionary idea: transforming non-recyclable waste into clean fuels and renewable chemicals. Our Canadian-designed solution offers an innovative and sustainable alternative to landfilling and incineration while reducing dependency on fossil fuels.

Such an ambitious mission requires people who strive to make a difference. Our employees are the best in their field; they are tenacious and passionate contributors who transform challenges into opportunities. Our culture values individual ideas and contributions to the company’s success. It is an organization where you can lead and inspire others within a creative and dynamic team.

Job Description


You are recognized for your autonomy and your ability to estimate the costs associated with large scale industrial projects, as well as for your analytical and critical thinking in revising cost estimates. Your expertise extends to coordinating the different components of these projects with various stakeholders, while ensuring a rigorous assessment of needs in terms of equipment and resources. There's little you can't master when it comes to estimating complex heavy industrial installations. In addition, you are driven by the desire to have a significant impact both in your professional field, your work environment and on the world by contributing to innovative initiatives that rethink waste management and production of'renewable energy.


Upon arrival, as an Estimation Specialist, you will support project delivery teams by providing your expertise in preparing detailed estimates for high-profile projects. You will also be responsible for estimating internal engineering costs and Enerkem's proprietary technology equipment. In addition, you will be called upon to use your judgment, your advanced knowledge of estimation and your extensive experience in the petrochemical and/or biofuels industry to critically review the detailed project estimates of our partners and/or service providers and suggest areas for improvement. You may be called upon to play a mentoring role with colleagues by sharing your experience as well as guiding them in the establishment of best practices and the ongoing search for professional development. You will report to the Director of Project Services. This is an opportunity to collaborate with a great team while enriching your career and working on Enerkem's unique disruptive technology.


  • Lead cost estimation for major infrastructure projects ($100-1500M), demonstrating high-level of autonomy and expertise.
  • Evaluate costs of Enerkem's proprietary technology equipment, identifying areas of uncertainty and applying appropriate allocations
  • Review drawings to determine scope of work and estimate details.
  • Conduct critical reviews of detailed project cost estimates, offering recommendations for further development and identifying cost reduction opportunities.
  • Collaborate closely with other disciplines (e.g., procurement, planning, engineering) and project managers to ensure alignment in methods, estimation approach and production of required deliverables to projects.
  • Actively participate and influence value engineering efforts, recommending the best solutions based on cost, engineering, quality and availability of materials.
  • Contribute strategically to the preparation of requests for budget estimates and the management of cost databases from past projects in order to provide benchmarks for comparison.
  • Establish effective work processes to continually improve the quality and efficiency of estimates.
  • Support the Cost Control teams in integrating the actual costs of the project to date and the detailed material lists of the “IFC” (Issued For Construction) batches in the production of a Class1 estimate with regard to the construction technology 'Enerkem
  • Participate in project cost estimate reviews submitted by suppliers.


  • University degree in engineering, construction management or a related field.
  • Professional experience of at least 10 years in the estimation of industrial projects, ideally in the petrochemical, biofuels, mining or metallurgical industry.
  • Proven expertise in estimating costs of major infrastructure projects ($100-1500M)
  • Proficient in estimating software and project management tools (e.g. MS Excel, MS Access, Primavera, MS Project, Aspen Capital Cost Estimator) with ability to use benchmarking data.
  • Member of AACE (Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering) or other relevant organization an asset.


  • Attention to detail and methodical organization of work, with an analytical and critical approach to resolving issues.
  • Ability to accurately interpret and understand technical documents, including drawings and specifications.
  • Leadership skills and experience mentoring colleagues, with an ability to inspire and guide.
  • Excellent analytical communication skills, oral and written, in French and English.
  • Team player and good interpersonal skills, with motivation to support other groups and work in a diverse and dynamic environment.

Additional Information

At Enerkem, the well-being of our employees is at the heart of our priorities! We provide a living environment where each individual counts and is recognized for their contribution to the success of the organization. We believe in the importance of celebrating our successes and having fun!

We focus our efforts on developing talents and, among other things, offer opportunities for everyone to participate in stimulating projects as well as learning opportunities and feedback / coaching that allow them to succeed, develop and flourish professionally.

Enerkem also offers a total compensation package that includes competitive salary, performance bonus, and comprehensive benefits to meet all the needs of our employees and their families, including telemedicine.

And that's not all, here are some other unique benefits:

  • $ 500 credit for health care and / or physical activities to support the well-being of our employees
  • An employee recognition program
  • Social activities organized by a committee dedicated to providing fun and promoting well-being
  • Enerkem adopts a hybrid working mode where employees are be able balance working from home and working at the office
  • Training costs, membership fees and professional association memberships paid
  • A flexible working environment with autonomy to take action.

Enerkem subscribes to the principle of equity in employment. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace that offers equal opportunities for all, where people of diverse backgrounds and characteristics feel valued, respected & supported. These values, which reflect the talent, experience and qualities of our employees, allow us to get the best out of each and every one of us.