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Estimator
Black & McDonald Limited - Scarborough, ON
Posted:8/7/2017
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 Estimating Manager, the Junior Electrical / Civil Estimator participates in the preparation of electrical and civil work take-offs and pricing for estimates related to MTO (Municipal) /street lighting, traffic intersections and utility projects.  They will provide estimating support to the Utilities Estimating Department, with emphasis on reporting and monitoring progress, planning, scheduling, and dealing with project change.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepares electrical/civil take-offs and estimates on MTO (Municipal) / Street lighting, traffic intersections and utility projects including costs of materials, labour and equipment required for projects based on contract bids, quotations, schematic drawings and specifications.
  • Participates in site review, tender review, tender hand-off, project closing with the Project Manager and Estimating Manager.
  • Participate in tendering procedures; examines and analyzes tenders.
  • Establishes and maintains tendering process and monitoring costs.
  • Coordinates price packages with suppliers, subcontractors, owners, designers and architects regarding tenders.
  • Prepares and maintains a directory of suppliers, contractors and subcontractors.
  • Liaises, consults and communicates with engineers, architects, owners, contractors and subcontractors.
  • Updates and maintains Bid2Win database.
Desired Skills & Experience

​Competency Requirements

  • Change Orientation (open to change and the ability to identify where it is needed and how to make it happen)
  • Communicates Effectively (verbally and in writing)  
  • Continuous Learning (ongoing effort to learn and contribute to the learnings of others)
  • Customer Focus (understand the needs and perspectives of both internal and external customers)
  • Holds Self and Others Accountable (take personal responsibility to meet commitments)
  • Problem Solving and Innovation (ability to approach problems logically and seek innovative solutions)
  • Teamwork and Collaboration (work cooperatively and collaboratively with others)
  • Values and Respects Others (encourages and supports diversity)

     Education & Skill Requirements
  • Degree in electrical/civil engineering, diploma in construction engineering technology, or diploma in electrical/civil engineering technology (trade experience may substitute for this requirement).
  • 1-3 years' experience electrical/civil estimating on MTO/ Street lighting, traffic intersections or utility projects is a requirement.
  • Experience using Bid2Win 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. ​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: 201788524