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Civil Estimator
Black & McDonald Limited - Scarborough, Ontario
Posted:7/19/2015
Job Description

  • Prepare estimates of probable costs of materials, labour and equipment for civil works construction projects based on contract bids, quotations, schematic drawings and specifications
  • Advise on tendering procedures, examine and analyze tenders, recommend tender awards and conduct negotiations
  • Establish and maintain tendering process, set up cost monitoring, reporting systems and procedures
  • Coordinate 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 Division Manager, 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 economic feasibility studies on changes and adjustments to cost estimates
  • Conduct material and equipment purchasing for secured jobs
  • Co-ordinate various small projects.
Desired Skills & Experience

  • 10 years' experience in civil construction industry in an estimating position
  • Completion of secondary school is required
  • Completion of a three-year college program in civil or construction engineering technology or several years of experience as a qualified tradesperson in a construction trade such as electrical/civil considered a definite asset
  • Experience with construction administration and working knowledge of bidding and tendering projects
  • Ability to travel as some travel may be required​​
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, US and Bermuda. ​The company has over 5,500 employees working out of a network of more than 26 offices.

Black & McDonald approaches accessibility from an inclusive perspective, and will provide reasonable accommodation upon request throughout the recruitment and selection process.

Additional Information
Job Type: Full Time
Job Experience: Professional
Job ID: 2015720231