Career Opportunity

INTERMEDIATE MECHANICAL ESTIMATOR - Mechanical ICI

Scarborough, 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 Southern Ontario Mechanical Electrical 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. The Intermediate Mechanical Estimator is located in Scarborough and typically reports directly to the Estimating Manager.

Estimators analyze costs and prepare work take-offs and estimates on Mechanical ICI projects. The successful candidate will provide technical and administrative support to project operations with emphasis on Mechanical estimating, reporting and monitoring progress, planning, scheduling, and handling project change.

  • Reading front end documents including instruction to bidders to determine closing dates, tendering or RFQ procedures, bonding requirements, insurance requirements, etc.
  • Determine tender form requirements and set up tender specific breakout pricing to ensure compliance with tender submission
  • Solicit subcontractor and vendor pricing specific to tenders
  • Take off mechanical systems and work as part of the mechanical construction (ICI) estimating team to conduct thorough and complete estimates
  • Maintain an industry presence to ensure continuity of work now and in the future
  • Keep abreast of new technology within the mechanical contracting industry to ensure that all estimates include for the most up to date construction methods & procedures
  • Prepare estimates including probable costs of materials, labour and equipment for construction projects based on contract bids, quotations, schematic drawings and specifications
  • Coordinate price packages with suppliers, subcontractors, owners, designers and architects regarding tenders
  • Participate in site review, tender review, tender hand-off, project closing and operational/sector meetings with the Division Manager, Operations Manager, Project Manager and Purchasing as required
  • Update our current directory of suppliers, contractors and subcontractors (Building Connected)
  • Travel to various sites when required for site walks.

COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS

  • Communicates Effectively
  • Problem Solving and Innovation
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Maximizes Business Performance and Team Effectiveness

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Degree or Diploma in

  • Estimating
  • Construction Management
  • Mechanical Engineering

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • 3-5 years of Estimating experience in Mechanical ICI industry
  • Experience estimating Mechanical ICI projects

SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Blue print reading
  • Project structural design interpretation
  • Business operations processes
  • Organization and time management
  • MS Office (Word, Excel, Project)
  • JD Edwards or an Oracle-based ERP system
  • Accubid