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    • May-14-14
    • Full Time
    • Experienced
    • 5 Years
    • Diploma
    • Construction and Trades

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Senior Mechanical Estimator


Scarborough, ON, CANADA
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About Black & McDonald

In 1921, William J. McDonald and William R. Black formed Black & McDonald Limited, a partnership to engage in residential wiring. Throughout the years, Black & McDonald has remained a family owned business with an uncompromising commitment to the founder's principles of delivery as promised and fairness to all.

For over 90 years, the company has followed a planned course of diversification and expansion, combining growth and financial stability with ongoing investment in our people, and a willingness to pioneer new business opportunities and directions.

Black & McDonald remains a privately owned Canadian company, an integrated, multi-trade prime contractor serving government, institutions, industry and commerce across Canada, the US and overseas. The company has over 4,000 employees working out of a network of more than 25 offices.

Services now range from multi-million dollar construction projects to extensive facility management and operations contracts, to planned maintenance agreements and emergency services.

Known as a reliable and flexible contractor, Black & McDonald operates with integrity and loyalty to our employees, customers, suppliers, and the communities we serve.

We will remain an innovative leader in our evolving domestic and global markets - proud of our past, advanced in our capabilities, and driven to deserve our reputation.

The Opportunity

Black & McDonald Limited is actively seeking a Senior Mechanical Estimator- Sewage and Water Treatment, located in Scarborough, Ontario. 

  • Oversee and/or prepare estimates of probable costs of materials, labour and equipment for construction projects based on contract bids, quotations, schematic drawings and specifications
  • Oversee price packages with suppliers, subcontractors, owners, designers and architects regarding tenders as required
  • Advise on tendering procedures, review tender submissions and recommend tender packages
  • Comply with and advise on tendering procedures , examine and analyse tenders, and prepare project risk assessments
  • Participates in site review, tender review, tender hand-off, project closing and operational/sector meetings with the Management Team
  • Provide cost breakdown in order to set up cost monitoring and reporting systems and procedures
  • Develops and maintains resource information on products, vendors, subcontractors, government requirements, etc.
  • Liaise, consult and communicate with engineers, architects, owners, contractors and subcontractors, and prepare economic feasibility studies on changes and adjustments to cost estimates
  • Participate in material and equipment purchasing for secured jobs
  • Keep abreast of new technology within the contracting industry to ensure that all estimates consider the most up to date construction methods & procedures
  • Directly supervises employees and carries out related responsibilities


  • A college diploma or related trade experience with a concentration in the  mechanical discipline or trade qualifications and knowledge
  • A minimum of 5 experience of mechanical construction, sewage and water treatment experience is required
  • Knowledgeable with ACCUBID
  • Ability to manage project takeoff and bidding processes effectively
  • Motivated and able to work with deadlines
  • Excellent communication, organizational skills and computer software skills
  • Experience in closing estimates
  • Ability to interact effectively with customers, vendors, and employees at all levels of the organization

Competency Requirements (Skilled to Advanced Level)

  • Change Orientation
  • Communicates Effectively
  • Continuous Learning
  • Customer Focus
  • Holds Self and Others Accountable
  • Problem Solving and Innovation
  • Teamwork and Collaboration

How to Apply:

Click on the link below to apply.  Only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  No calls or agencies, please.  Internal candidates, advise your supervisor prior to applying.



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