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.


Black & McDonald Limited is looking for an entry level candidate to join our estimating team in Ottawa. If you are a driven professional searching for an opportunity to build a solid foundation for your career, this position is for you! We will train the successful candidate by providing a mentor and a comprehensive training and development plan.

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

  • Prepare cost estimates of materials, labour and equipment for projects.
  • Coordinate price packages with suppliers, subcontractors, owners, designers and architects.
  • Participate in site review, tender review, tender hand-off, project closing and operational/sector meetings with the Senior Estimator, Project Manager, and Purchaser as required.
  • Prepare and maintain a directory of suppliers, contractors and subcontractors.
  • Liaise, consult and communicate with engineers, architects, owners, contractors and subcontractors


  • Change Orientation
  • Communicates Effectively
  • Continuous Learning
  • Customer Focus
  • Problem Solving and Innovation
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Values and Respects Others


  • College Diploma or University Degree in Business, Engineering, or Science
  • Self-motivated individual able to work within deadlines.
  • Candidates must be proficient in using MS applications (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Construction experience is considered an asset.