JR. ESTIMATOR - Electrical - GTAA

Toronto, ON

BUILD YOUR CAREER AT BLACK & MCDONALD

With a solid foundation, anything is possible. Building something from nothing is in your blood, and it’s in ours too. It’s why we choose to do meaningful work that transforms the world we live in. Like you, we can’t wait to get our hands on exciting, diverse projects that make a difference in our communities. We’re constantly growing (it’s kind of our thing) and we depend on every member of our talented teams to get us even further. You can depend on steady, long-term access to high-quality projects across Canada, the U.S. and beyond. At Black & McDonald, we strive to provide our people with endless opportunities to learn, grow and leave their mark on an exciting industry.

ABOUT THIS CAREER OPPORTUNITY

Black & McDonald’s GTAA region team is growing! If you are an analytical and collaborative professional searching for the opportunity to build a solid foundation for your career, this position is for you.

Estimators analyze costs and prepare work take-offs and estimates on construction projects. The successful candidate will provide technical and administrative support to project operations with emphasis on electrical estimating, reporting and monitoring progress, planning, scheduling, and handling project change. The Estimator is located in Airport and typically reports directly to the Operation Manager.

  • Prepare estimates of cost of materials, labour and equipment for construction projects based on contract bids, quotations, schematic drawings and specifications.
  • Advise on tendering procedures, examine and analyze tenders, recommend tender awards and participate in negotiations.
  • Establish and maintain tendering process, set 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, project closing and operational/sector meetings with various stakeholders – ie. senior estimator, operational staff, and purchasing – 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 jobs.
  • Update and maintains estimating database.

COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS

  • Communicates Effectively
  • Continuous Learning
  • Customer Focus
  • Values and Respects Others

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Degree or Diploma in

  • Estimating
  • Project Management
  • Construction Management
  • Electrical Engineering

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • 1-3 years of estimating experience in construction
  • Experience in electrical estimating projects

SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Proficient knowledge and understanding of:

  • Construction scheduling, planning, and execution
  • Blue print reading
  • Business operations processes
  • Organization and time management
  • MS Office (Word, Excel, Project)
  • Accubid

Proficient user of:

  • MS Office (Word, Excel, Project)
  • Accubid

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