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Industrial Piping Estimator
Black & McDonald Limited - Saskatoon SK
Posted:12/4/2017
Job Description

Reporting to the Division Manager, the Industrial Piping Estimator will be responsible for analyzing costs and preparing estimates on piping fabrication projects.  In addition they may provide technical and administrative support to project operations with emphasis on estimating, reporting and monitoring progress, planning and scheduling, and dealing with project change.

Main Duties

  • Prepare estimates of probable costs of materials, labour and equipment for construction projects based on contract bids, quotations, schematic drawings and specifications using AccuBid Enterprise software
  • Advise on tendering procedures, examine and analyze tenders, recommend tender awards and conduct negotiations.
  • Adherence to Black & McDonald Construction Business Processes
  • Business development relating to fabrication piping opportunities as directed by Division Manager
  • Establish and maintain tendering process, set 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 and operational meetings with the Senior Estimator and Project Managers as required
  • Adherence to Black & McDonald Sub-Contractor Management Program
  • Prepare and maintain a directory of suppliers, contractors and subcontractors.
  • Update and maintain Accubid data base for fabrication estimating
  • Liaise, consult and communicate with engineers, architects, owners, contractors and subcontractors, and prepare economic feasibility studies on changes and adjustments to cost estimate.
  • Conduct material and equipment purchasing for secured jobs
  • Co-ordinate various small projects
Desired Skills & Experience
  • Minimum of 5 years experience estimating industrial piping projects
  • 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 mechanical industry is an asset
  • Knowledge of SharePoint and other collaboration tools are an asset
  • Familiarity with the Microsoft Windows operating system
  • Previous experience with proven ability to learn specific software applications
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: 2017125597