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Black & McDonald Limited - Calgary, AB
Job Description

People:  Our Strength, Our Future

A career at Black & McDonald will grant you the opportunity to contribute to our culture of continuous improvement, help reinforce our values and shape our contribution to community, and drive our continued success. Our vision is to be the best company to work for; the best company for safety, quality and value; the best company for customer service; and the best company for technical expertise.


Position Summary

Reporting to the Department Manager, the Estimator participates in the analysis of costs and prepares civil and electrical work take-offs and estimates on utility projects.  They will provide technical support to project operations, with emphasis on civil/electrical estimating, reporting and monitoring progress, planning, and scheduling and handling project change.


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepares electrical/civil work take-offs and estimates on 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, and project closing, 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
  • Coordination of various projects
  • Updates and maintains Bid 2 Win/Accubid database
  • Other duties as assigned
Desired Skills & Experience

​Competency Requirements

  • Change orientation 
  • Communicates effectively  
  • Continuous learning 
  • Customer focus 
  • Holds self and others accountable 
  • Problem solving and innovation 
  • Teamwork and collaboration 
  • Values and respects others 

    Education & Skill Requirements
  • 5+ years' experience with electrical/civil estimating on utility construction projects
  • 5+ years' experience with take-offs
  • Experience with Bid 2 Win or Accubid software is considered an asset
  • University degree in electrical or civil engineering, college diploma in construction engineering technology, or college diploma in construction project management
  • 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: 2017512868