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Estimator
Black & McDonald Limited - Edmonton, Alberta
Posted:7/5/2017
Job Description

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: 201776764