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Electrical Estimator - Utility
Black & McDonald Limited - Ottawa
Posted:1/27/2014
Job Description
  • Prepare cost estimates of materials, labour and equipment for construction projects based on contract bids, quotations, schematic drawings and specifications.
  • Examine and analyze tenders, recommend tender awards and conduct negotiations.
  • Coordinates price packages with suppliers, subcontractors, owners, designers and architects regarding tenders.
  • Participates in site review, tender review, tender hand-off, project closing and operational/sector meetings with the Senior Estimator, Project Manager, and Purchasing as required.
  • Prepare and maintain a directory of suppliers, contractors and subcontractors.
  • Liaise, consult and communicate with engineers, architects, owners, contractors and subcontractors, and prepare changes and adjustments to cost estimates.
  • Conduct material and equipment purchasing for secured jobs.

Desired Skills & Experience
  • Self-motivated indivudal and able to work within deadlines.
  • Graduate of Electrical Engineering or Construction Technology program with related work experience, or,
  • 5-7 years practical experience as a qualified tradesperson.
  • Candidates must be proficient in using MS applications (Word, Excel).
  • Previous experience with estimating software would be considered an asset.
  • ​Excellent communication and organizational skills.

Company Description
In 1921, William J. McDonald and William R. Black formed Black & McDonald Limited, a partnership to engage in residential wiring. Throughout the years, Black & McDonald has remained a family-owned business with an uncompromising commitment to the founder's principles of delivery as promised and fairness to all. The company has followed a planned course of diversification and expansion, combining growth and financial stability with ongoing investment in our people, and a willingness to pioneer new business opportunities and directions. Black & McDonald is an integrated, multi-trade contractor providing electrical, mechanical, utility and maintenance services to government, industrial, commercial and institutional markets. Currently, Black & McDonald operates across Canada and the United States. ​The company has over 3,000 employees working out of a network of more than 20 offices.
Additional Information
Job Type: Full Time
Job Experience: Professional
Job ID: 2014128259