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Electrical Estimator
Black & McDonald Limited - Vancouver, BC
Posted:7/30/2017
Job Description

The Electrical Estimator will analyze costs of and prepare estimates on electrical construction projects primarily within the commercial and institutional construction environments. In addition they may provide technical and administrative support to project operations with emphasis on electrical estimating, reporting and monitoring progress, planning and scheduling, and dealing with project change.

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 meetings with the Project Managers and Division Manager 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
  • Co-ordinate various small projects

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
Desired Skills & Experience
  • ‚ÄčCompletion of a three-year college program in civil or construction engineering technology or several years of experience as a qualified electrician in the commercial construction industry
  • Several years of Electrical estimating experience is an asset
  • Proficiency with recognized estimating software is an asset
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. ‚ÄčThe 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: 2017711325