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Mechanical Project Coordinator / Estimator
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 Industrial Project Manager, the Mechanical Project Coordinator/Estimator will analyse costs of and prepare estimates on mechanical construction projects. In addition, may provide technical and administrative support to project operations with emphasis on estimating, reporting and monitoring progress, planning, scheduling, and dealing with project change. The successful candidate will reside at our Western Industrial Region office located in Calgary, AB.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepare estimates of probable costs of materials, labour and equipment for 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
  • Adherence to Black & McDonald Construction Business Processes
  • 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/sector meetings with the Division Manager, Estimating Manager, and Project Managers as required
  • Adherence to Black & McDonald Sub-Contractor Management Program
  • 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
  • Cooordinate various small projects
  • Preform adhoc work as needed

Competency Requirements

  • Communicates Effectively
  • Continuous Learning
  • Customer Focus
  • Holds Self and Others Accountable
  • Problem Solving and Innovation
  • Stategic Perspective 
  • Maximizes Team Effectiveness
  • Maximizes Business Performance
  • Coaches & Develops
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Values and Respects Others
Desired Skills & Experience

Education & Skill Requirements

  • Engineering, Technology or Construction based degree, diploma or certificate - preferably Mechanical
  • 3-4 years construction estimating or drafting experience with a focus on Mechanical/Piping would be an asset
  • Experience in bidding a wide range of projects: $500k to $250 Million
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret engineering and vendor specifications and drawings
  • Excellent verbal communications skills are required
  • Strong technical writing skills are required
  • A good understanding of all the construction trades and how they are interdependent of each other to strategize and sequence the work activities in a complex / fast moving construction environment
  • Focused on details, highly organized and works effectively with shifting priorities and rapid change
  • Accubid Enterprise experience an asset. (familiarity with other estimating programs is advantageous)
  • Strong computer skills: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)
  • Self-motivated and a hard worker who works well in a team environment
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: Entry-level Professional
Job ID: 2017523387