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

Estimators will analyze costs of and prepare estimates on electric construction projects. In addition Estimators may provide technical and administrative support to project operations with emphasis on estimating, reporting and monitoring progress, planning and scheduling, and dealing with project change.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepare accurate estimates of probable costs of materials, labour, equipment and sub-trade for construction projects based on bid specification requirements and design build
  • Coordinate price packages with suppliers, subcontractors, owners, designers and architects regarding tenders
  • Prepare and maintain a directory of suppliers, contractors and subcontractors

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

  • 2-3 years of experience in Electrical estimating in construction
  • Motivated and able to work with deadlines
  • Able to work independently and part of team
  • Proficient with Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, and Projects)
  • Accibid estimating software a definite asset
  • Computerized estimating is mandatory
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills