Black & McDonald is actively seeking Estimators to join our Southern Ontario Utilities team. The successful candidate will analyze cost estimates and prepare electrical take-offs on utility, civil, and transportation projects. They will provide technical support to project operations, with emphasis on electrical and civil estimating, reporting and monitoring progress, planning, scheduling, and handling project change.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Prepare electrical/civil work take-offs and estimate on civil, utility, and transportation projects including cost of materials, labour and equipment required for projects based on contract bids, quotations, schematic drawings and specifications
  • Contribute to the tendering procedures; examine and analyze tenders, recommend tender awards and conduct negotiation
  • Establish and maintain tendering process, set up cost monitoring, reporting systems and procedures
  • Coordinate price packages with suppliers, subcontractors, owners, designers and architects regarding tenders
  • Participate in site review, tender review, tender hand-off, and project closing, as required
  • 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 key projects
  • Utilize Bid 2 Win/Accubid estimating software
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Communicates Effectively
  • Customer Focus
  • Holds Self and Others Accountable
  • Thorough and detail oriented
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Values and Respects Others
  • Creative yet analytical by nature


Degree or Diploma in

  • Construction Engineering Technology
  • Construction Management
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical trade school

The following certifications/designations are considered an asset

  • Electrical trades background
  • Gold Seal Certified (GSC)
  • Professional Quantity Surveyor (PQS)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)


  • New graduates welcome!
  • 1-2+ years’ estimating experience on utility construction projects including substations is an asset
  • Experience estimating transportation (traffic signals and streetlighting) projects is an asset
  • Experience estimating underground/overhead utilities an asset


  • Due to many mandatory vaccination requirements at client projects / facilities, in order to provide substantial employment by ensuring compliance with our clients mandates, the successful candidate may be required to validate full vaccination prior to hire.

Proficient user of:

  • MS Office (Word, Excel, Project)
  • Accubid or Bid2Win experience is an asset

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.