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

Black & McDonald is actively seeking an Estimator to join our team. Reporting to the Manager of Utilities Estimating, the Estimator will lead the team’s analysis of costs and preparation of electrical work take-offs and estimates on utility projects. They will provide technical support to project operations, with emphasis on electrical estimating, reporting and monitoring progress, planning, and scheduling and handling project change, and may be required to travel to job sites.


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepares electrical/civil work take-offs and estimates on utility projects including costs of materials, labour and equipment required for projects based on contract bids, quotations, schematic drawings and specifications
  • Advises on tendering procedures; examines and analyzes tenders, recommends tender awards and conducts negotiations
  • Establishes and maintains tendering process, sets 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, and project closing, as required
  • Prepares and maintains a directory of suppliers, contractors and subcontractors
  • Liaises, consults and communicates with engineers, architects, owners, contractors and subcontractors, and prepares economic feasibility studies on changes and adjustments to cost estimates
  • Conducts material and equipment purchasing for secured jobs
  • Coordination of various projects
  • Updates and maintains Bid 2 Win/Accubid database

Competency Requirements

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Customer focus
  • Holds self and others accountable
  • Thorough and detail oriented
  • Works well independently and in a team environment
  • Values and respects others

Education & Skill Requirements

  • 5+ years’ estimating experience on utility construction projects
  • Experience estimating transportation (traffic signals and streetlighting) projects is an asset
  • Electrical trades background is an asset
  • Experience with utility estimating software (ie. Bid2Win or Accubid)
  • University degree in electrical or civil engineering, college diploma in construction engineering technology, or college diploma in construction project management are assets


Please apply online at https://black-mcdonald-limited.breezy.hr/p/fb539f2d238c01-estimator. If this is an internal candidate, please advise your supervisor prior to applying.