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Electrical Estimator
Black & McDonald Limited - Scarborough
Posted:3/22/2016
Job Description

Position Summary

Reporting to the Utilities Estimating Manager, the Electrical Estimator participates in the analysis of costs and prepares electrical/civil work take-offs and estimates on MTO/Utility projects.  He or she also provides technical and administrative support to project operations, with emphasis on electrical estimating, reporting and monitoring progress, planning, scheduling, and dealing with project change.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepares electrical/civil work take-offs and estimates on MTO/Utility projects including costs of materials, labour and equipment required for projects based on contract bids, quotations, schematic drawings and specifications.
  • Advises on tendering procedures; examines and analyzes tenders, recommends tender awards and conducts negotiations.
  • Establishes and maintains tendering process, sets up cost monitoring, reporting systems and procedures.
  • Coordinates price packages with suppliers, subcontractors, owners, designers and architects regarding tenders.
  • Participates in site review, tender review, tender hand-off, project closing with the Project Manager and Utilities Estimating Manager, as required
  • Prepares and maintains a directory of suppliers, contractors and subcontractors
  • Liaises, consults and communicates with engineers, architects, owners, contractors and subcontractors, and prepares economic feasibility studies on changes and adjustments to cost estimates
  • Conducts material and equipment purchasing for secured jobs
  • Co-ordinates various small projects
  • Updates and maintains Bid 2 Win database
  • Other duties as assigned
Desired Skills & Experience

Competency Requirements

  • Change Orientation (open to change and the ability to identify where it is needed and how to make it happen)
  • Communicates Effectively (verbal and written) 
  • Continuous Learning (ongoing effort to learn and contribute to the learnings of others)
  • Customer Focus (understand the needs and perspectives of both internal and external customers)
  • Holds Self and Others Accountable (takes personal responsibility to meet commitments)
  • Problem Solving and Innovation (ability to approach problems logically and seek innovative solutions)
  • Teamwork and Collaboration (work cooperatively and collaboratively with others)
  • Values and Respects Others (encourages and supports diversity) 

Education & Skill Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years electrical estimating experience on MTO/Utility, construction projects
  • Minimum 5 years take-off experience
  • Experience using Bid 2 Win software
  • University degree in engineering or college diploma in construction technology is an asset
  • Extensive experience as a qualified Electrician may substitute for post-secondary education requirements​

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: 2016323330