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    • September-23-14
    • Full Time
    • Experienced
    • Any
    • Construction and Trades

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Senior Electrical Estimator


Scarborough, ON, CANADA
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People: Our Strength, Our Future

People: Our Strength, Our Future - Black & McDonald

About Us

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. We train, trust and empower our employees to exceed the expectations of our internal and external customers. Our core values build respect, and our employees share a commitment for continuous improvement. Our QA programs and environmental policies serve to protect our people, our clients and the public. Our Health & Safety strategies have led to award-winning achievements. We offer: Good starting wages, many benefits, upgrading opportunities, training opportunities, a friendly atmosphere and more.

Job Description

Black & McDonald Limited is actively seeking a Senior Electrical Estimator, 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  electrical discipline or trade qualifications and knowledge
  • A minimum of 5 experience in estimating electrical construction work
  • 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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