Project Manager / Estimator - Copcan Civil (Nanaimo, BC)

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Copcan Civil, part of NorLand Limited, is an award-winning civil construction company, operating from offices in Nanaimo, Victoria, Kelowna and Rossland, BC. The company has been in business since 1970 and has successfully completed projects throughout Vancouver Island and the BC Interior, including highways and bridge construction, underground utilities, demolitions, marine infrastructure projects, private development, and various municipal works.

As part of our program of planned expansion, we are seeking a Project Manager/Estimator to join our team in Nanaimo. The Project Manager/Estimator will oversee and mange civil construction projects throughout Vancouver Island, and will be responsible for the preparation of costs estimates and tender package submissions to acquire new projects.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage civil construction projects supported by our management team
  • Prepare accurate costs estimates and complete tender package submissions for new projects
  • Manage project performance to meet schedule, budget, and contract specifications
  • Complete site inspections and attend progress meetings
  • Prepare/review quality control, OH&S, traffic management and environmental plans
  • Manage resources, cost control, progress estimates, contract change management
  • Liaise with client, consultants and sub-trades
  • Provide support for the field teams as necessary



  • Candidates will have 2-1O years of experience in construction or engineering
  • Familiarity with or experience in the civil construction industry is an asset
  • Graduate of a recognized post-secondary program related to civil engineering or construction management is an asset
  • Experience using estimating software is an asset
  • Able to work in a fast paced construction environment
  • Strong organizational and effective communication skills, with the ability to multitask
  • Flexibility to work extended hours, when required
  • Experience using Microsoft Office programs, most notably Word, Excel & Project.
  • Valid BC driver’s license

This position is based in Nanaimo, BC and will require the successful applicant to move to, or be locally based in order to work out of the Nanaimo office.

Training will be available to the successful applicant to learn Copcan's estimating software and ease the transition into the new role. Copcan has an experienced and knowledgeable team across all levels of the company and is committed to the success of our employees.

We are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in our recruitment and hiring practices.