Black & McDonald is an integrated, multi‑trade service provider that safely delivers high quality construction, facilities management, and technical solutions. We are a family-owned and family-run company that employs thousands of highly skilled and talented professionals across North America. With nearly 100 years of diverse market experience, we are a forward‑thinking organization with a strong track record of delivering operational excellence and customer-focused solutions that stand the test of time.


The Facilities Management Estimator has a responsibility for participating as part of various teams within the Facility Services business with a primary focus on Facilities Management i.e.:

  1. Estimating. Leading or supporting, as directed by the Commercial Manager, estimating activities on all assigned pursuits, bids and opportunities (new, renewal and expansions), including design of the service delivery model, staffing, and RFx/contract review.
  2. Operational Support. Leverage technical expertise and experience in the review and development of opportunities and bids. Advise the team and Operations on risk, strategy, and solution development with respect to contracts being pursued or renewed.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Prepare estimates of materials, labour and equipment for FM pursuits based on RFx, and FM specifications, whether formal or negotiated.
  • Adhere to bidding processes, examine and analyze bid documents (commercially and technically).
  • Maintain a comprehensive estimating process, understand cost monitoring and reporting systems and procedures.
  • Liaise, consult and communicate with operations, engineers, suppliers, owners, contractors and consultants.
  • Support the Bid Director and B&M legal, as required, on getting reviews completed and ensuring the wider stakeholders are involved and informed.
  • Facilitate or complete proposal tasks as directed by the Bid Director or Commercial Manager on any given pursuit.
  • Participation and support of the sales process as required.


  • Ability to effectively interpret Statement of Work packages and convert them into detailed estimates.
  • Maintain a clear and comprehensive estimating process that effectively summarizes and outlines costs for material, labour, and equipment.
  • Ability to effectively engage subcontractors and collect pricing for sub-contracted items and services.
  • Adhere to bidding processes, examine and analyze bid documents (commercially and technically).
  • A solid understanding of the FM industry, FM Operations and the preparation of FM estimates / Operating Budgets.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and explain estimating rationale with operations, engineers, suppliers, owners, contractors and consultants.
  • Ability to provide technical analysis of operational or equipment related issues to internal and external clients


  • University degree or post-secondary diploma / certificate preferred
  • FM designations preferred, e.g. Stationary/Power Engineer, FMA (BOMA), FMP (IFMA) P.Eng, C.E.T., etc.


  • 5 - 10 years’ experience in FM/Building/Plant Operations

With responsibilities for:

  • Budget development, management and reporting
  • Subcontract tendering and scope development
  • Maintenance Program development and implementation.
  • Staffing requirement estimating and scheduling


  • Strong commercial awareness and client interface skills/experience at all levels
  • Knowledge of FM, construction, property management, and/or consulting related to buildings
  • High performer who has the ability to handle multiple or concurrent tasks as part of a bid team
  • Fundamental project management experience and working within high performing small teams
  • Ability to write, present and interface at a high level, i.e. with owners, C-level, developers, builders, consultants and colleagues in Operations or Construction
  • Software application expertise in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe DC or equivalents

Black & McDonald welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.