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Electrical Estimator (Black & McDonald) Toronto, ON

Black & McDonald

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

Reporting to the Utilities Estimating Manager, the Electrical Estimator participates in the analysis of costs and prepares electrical/civil work take-offs and estimates on MTO/Utility projects. He or she also provides technical and administrative support to project operations, with emphasis on electrical estimating, reporting and monitoring progress, planning, scheduling, and dealing with project change.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepares electrical/civil work take-offs and estimates on MTO/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, project closing with the Project Manager and Utilities Estimating Manager, 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
  • Co-ordinates various small projects
  • Updates and maintains Bid 2 Win database
  • Other duties as assigned

Competency Requirements

  • Change Orientation (open to change and the ability to identify where it is needed and how to make it happen)
  • Communicates Effectively (verbal and written)
  • Continuous Learning (ongoing effort to learn and contribute to the learnings of others)
  • Customer Focus (understand the needs and perspectives of both internal and external customers)
  • Holds Self and Others Accountable (takes personal responsibility to meet commitments)
  • Problem Solving and Innovation (ability to approach problems logically and seek innovative solutions)
  • Teamwork and Collaboration (work cooperatively and collaboratively with others)
  • Values and Respects Others (encourages and supports diversity)

Education & Skill Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years electrical estimating experience on MTO/Utility, construction projects
  • Minimum 5 years take-off experience
  • Experience using Bid 2 Win software
  • University degree in engineering or college diploma in construction technology is an asset
  • Extensive experience as a qualified Electrician may substitute for post-secondary education requirements

Please apply online at https://erecruiting.blackandmcdonald.com:443/Pages/2016323330.aspx. If this is an internal candidate, please advise your supervisor prior to applying.

For a complete listing of all available Black & McDonald career opportunities visit http://www.blackandmcdonald.com/.


Release Date: 2016-05-10

Estimateur Sénior (Macogep) Montréal, QC


Release Date: 2016-04-21

Estimator (Arbrutus Roofing) Richmond, BC

Arbrutus Roofing and Drains

Jr. Roofing estimator required for large well established company located in Richmond.

The position will involve attending numerous sites daily, reading thru specification reports, and preparing estimates for the clients.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume to: ra@arbutusroofing.com.


Release Date: 2016-04-13

Estimator (Contrada Enterprises Ltd.) North Vancouver BC

Contrada Enterprises (2012) Ltd.

Quantity take-offs and estimating for well established painting contractor.

Large commercial/residential projects throughout Lower Mainland.

Good proficiency in take-offs a must. Some experience would be beneficial but not required. Willing to train.

Opportunity to gain valuable experience and expand role!

To apply, please send us your detailed CV at mike@contradaenterprises.com


Release Date: 2016-03-04

Estimator (MakLoc Construction Inc.) Nisku, AB

MakLoc Construction Inc.

MakLoc Construction Inc. located in Nisku, AB is looking for an Estimator.

Reporting to the Estimating Supervisor, the Estimator is responsible for providing Estimating services to support the Business Development and Estimating departments. This is an excellent entry-level opportunity for a candidate willing to commit to training in an estimating role and the possibility of future advancement.

The Estimator will be part of the Estimating and Project team environments, providing and coordinating full estimating services on small to large, simple to complex work and various types of contracts. This includes the preparation of contract proposal estimates for one or more disciplines. The Estimator will assist with Conceptual Budgets, Design-Build Proposals and Hard Estimates, including quantity takeoffs, unit pricing, and sub-contractor pricing. The Estimator will be part of the tender call and review of Supplier/Sub-Contractor quotes. The Estimator will become familiar with all MakLoc Construction software and be able to operate and understand ProContractor MX.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Maintain positive Sub-Contractors/Supplier relations;
  • Maintain unit price and productivity knowledge and database;
  • Assist with accurate and complete estimates;
  • Take part in Client meetings when required;
  • Confer with Engineers, Architects and Owners on changes and adjustments to cost estimates and assist in the preparation of studies, materials methods, recommendations and costs estimates as required;
  • Preparation of proposals and estimates for final approval prior to their presentation to potential Clients at bid closing;
  • Take part in Project Team meetings;
  • Maintain Career Progression plan with professional development;
  • Adhere to MakLoc Construction policies and procedures;
  • Ability to perform basic internet and intranet functions;
  • Maintain and upgrade estimating software as required;
  • Maintain hard/soft copies of all job estimate files.

Develop Skills and Knowledge in Critical Areas:

  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple bid workflows efficiently and concurrently;
  • Ability and willingness to manage and achieve deadlines for completion of assigned tasks;
  • Comfortable working in a team environment;
  • Adapt to changing job requirements;
  • Ability to navigate client bid submittal programs;
  • Knowledge of scheduling packages and ability to build primary schedules;
  • Perform accurate quantity takeoffs both manually and electronically;
  • Communicate fluently through verbal and written methods;
  • Develop Sub-Contractor work scopes for tendering;
  • Identify bonding and insurance requirements;
  • Take part in tender closings;
  • Understand Client requirements and incorporate;
  • Ability to visualize end products without drawings;
  • Ability to schematically design project from client’s requirements;
  • Able to derive alternate designs for cost and/or time savings;
  • Ability to analyze risk associated to project;
  • Ability to review and interpret contract documents;
  • Ability to perform and excel in a fast paced and high demand environment;
  • Ability to retain knowledge and repeat instruction without assistance;
  • Motivated to learn and develop professionally;
  • Superior problem solving skills with excellent organization and time management.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Post Secondary Construction education or equal;
  • 1 – 3 years’ experience estimating on Commercial, Institutional and/or Industrial projects in the Alberta Market, preferably the Edmonton Area;
  • Estimating and costing of structural concrete, conventional steel construction and pre-engineered building systems with an emphasis on Design-Build and Full Turn Key Hard Bid projects will be considered an asset;
  • Familiar with Mechanical and Electrical systems;
  • Familiar with estimating techniques, all Engineering disciplines, cost control systems and accounts;
  • On site experience is an asset;
  • Experience in the Oil & Gas sector is an asset.

MUST BE ABLE TO PASS PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG & ALCOHOL TEST

Please submit your resume by fax to 780-955-7721 Attn: Human Resources or email to hr-mc@makloc.com.

Please indicate the position you are applying for. Due to the volume of resumes received, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. MakLoc will not confirm if resumes have been received, therefore does not accept or return phone calls. NO RECRUITMENT AGENCIES.


Release Date: 2016-05-25

Estimator (Pinnacle International) Toronto, ON

Pinnacle International is looking for an estimator to join our growing high rise residential construction team in Toronto, Ontario. The ideal candidate will have:

  • A College or University diploma / degree in quantity surveying, engineering or building technology
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in the high rise residential sector
  • Estimation experience of high rise construction projects
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to prepare preliminary and detailed hard / soft cost estimates
  • Knowledge of the residential construction industry and current market trends
  • Proven experience in preparing construction schedules
  • High computer proficiency including experience with estimating software and Microsoft Office programs. Revit working knowledge a plus
  • Comprehensive knowledge of trade specific scopes of work
  • Strong organizational skills and excellent time management abilities
  • Ability to provide value engineering feedback
  • Highly motivated and looking for continual self-improvement

If you are interested in this position please email your resume and remuneration expectations to careersTO@pinnacleinternational.ca


Release Date: 2016-04-08

Intermediate / Senior QS (Pacific Rim Architecture Ltd) Surrey, BC

Pacific Rim Architecture Ltd

Pricing and quantity take off for wood frame construction which includes residential (single and multiple units), and commercial, for frame building up to 6 floors. And related excavation and foundation work. An understanding of job site set up costs will be an asset.

To apply, please send us your detailed CV at peterpadley@praltd.com


Release Date: 2016-03-02

Quantity Surveyor (Leland Saylor Associates)

CIQS

Leland Saylor Associates, a nationally recognized construction cost consulting firm, has immediate openings for mid and senior level quantity surveyors willing to relocate to San Francisco, California to work on a variety of high profile, commercial and institutional projects throughout California. Recent projects include the San Francisco Airport Terminal 3, Sacramento Airport, San Francisco General Hospital, California High Speed Rail, San Francisco to Oakland Single Anchor Suspension Bridge, and other high profile, complex public projects. Other types of projects include schools, university and research facilities, hospitals, fire stations, police facilities, parking garages, museums, courthouses, office buildings, and civil and transit projects such as highways, bridges, airports and light rail. Types of services provided include design phase estimating, value engineering, GMP negotiation, on-site change order estimating, scheduling, document control, and/or claims analysis.

We are looking for outstanding mid to senior level quantity surveyors with demonstrated ability to produce meticulous estimates at concept, schematic, DD and final phases, and a minimum of 5+ years related experience in large institutional projects (civil, airports, rail, water, hospital, university, large office, etc.), as well as:

  • A B.S. in Engineering and/or Construction Management
  • Accredited P.Q.S., RICS, or AACE accreditation preferable
  • Strong knowledge of MS Excel
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with architects, engineers and owners
  • Ability to manage budgets, schedules, and projects to ensure client satisfaction
  • Have Canadian or US citizenship or the ability to work legally in the US (green card)

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package with unlimited opportunities for professional development and advancement. All immigration expenses will be covered.

Please email cover letter and CV and include your salary requirements in your cover letter to stj@lelandsaylor.com


Release Date: 2016-03-09

Senior Estimator (MakLoc Construction Inc.)

Reporting to the Estimating Supervisor, the Senior Estimator is responsible for providing Estimating services to support the Business Development and Estimating departments. The Senior Estimator will be part of the Estimating and Project team environments, and provide and coordinate full estimating services on small to large, simple to complex work and various types of contracts. This includes the preparation of contract proposal estimates for one or more disciplines. The Senior Estimator will work on Conceptual Budgets, Design-Build Proposals and Hard Estimates, including quantity takeoffs, unit pricing, and sub-contractor pricing. The Senior Estimator will be part of the tender call and review of Supplier/Sub-Contractor quotes. The Senior Estimator will have sufficient knowledge of all Makloc Construction software and be able to operate and understand ProContractor MX.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Maintain positive Sub-Contractors/Supplier relations;
  • Maintain unit price and productivity knowledge and database;
  • Produce accurate and complete estimates;
  • Take part in Client meetings when required;
  • Confer with Engineers, Architects and Owners on changes and adjustments to cost estimates and assist in the preparation of studies, materials methods, recommendations and costs estimates as required;
  • Preparation of proposals and estimates for final approval prior to their presentation to potential Clients at bid closing;
  • Take part in Project Team meetings;
  • Maintain Career Progression plan;
  • Attend training courses as required by team leader;
  • Adhere to Makloc Construction policies and procedures;
  • Ability to perform basic internet and Intranet functions;
  • Lead training for Estimating team if required;
  • Mentor Junior Estimators as required;
  • Maintain and upgrade estimating software as required; and,
  • Maintain hard/soft copies of all job estimate files.

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple bid workflows and tasks efficiently and concurrently.
  • Ability and willingness to manage and achieve deadlines for completion of assigned tasks.
  • Comfortable working in a team environment.
  • Ability to lead in a team environment.
  • Adapt to changing job requirements.
  • Ability to navigate client bid submittal programs.
  • Knowledge of scheduling packages and ability to build accurate schedules.
  • Ability to perform accurate quantity takeoffs both manually and electronically.
  • Communicate professionally through verbal and written methods.
  • Develop Sub-Contractor work scopes for tendering.
  • Identify bonding and insurance requirements.
  • Take part in tender closings.
  • Understand Client requirements and incorporate.
  • Ability to visualize end products without drawings.
  • Ability to schematically design project from clients requirements.
  • Able to derive alternate designs for cost and/or time savings.
  • Ability to analyze risk associated to project.
  • Ability to review and interpret contract documents.
  • Ability to perform and excel in a fast paced and high demand environment.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Post Secondary Construction education or equal.
  • 10 years experience estimating on Commercial, Institutional and/or Industrial projects in the Alberta Market, preferably the Edmonton Area.
  • Estimating and costing of structural concrete, conventional steel construction and pre-engineered building systems with an emphasis on Design-Build and Full Turn Key Hard Bid projects.
  • A good understanding of Mechanical and Electrical systems.
  • Estimating techniques, all Engineering disciplines, cost control systems and accounts required.
  • On site experience is an asset.
  • Experience in the Oil & Gas sector is an asset.

MUST BE ABLE TO PASS A PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG & ALCOHOL TEST

Please submit your resume by fax to 780-955-7721 Attn: Human Resources email to hr-mc@makloc.com.

Please indicate the position you are applying for. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. MakLoc cannot confirm if applications have been received, therefore does not accept recruitment phone calls. NO RECRUITMENT AGENCIES.


Release Date: 2016-04-27

Technical Loss Building Consultant (SPECS)

SPECS

Specialized Property Evaluation Control Services Limited (SPECS) is seeking an experienced professional with an Engineering or PQS designation to join our team as a Technical Loss Building Consultant in providing high-quality appraisal, cost control and inspection services relating to insured commercial and industrial losses.

SPECS delivers highly-specialized appraisal and consulting services. Our team provides a variety of post loss services including defining scope, establishing quantum and project oversight including cost control. For over 20 years the continuation of our accuracy and industry leading knowledge added to our ethical and impartial approach have provided value to our clients in the handling of insured losses of all sizes and complexity.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform the necessary work to provide detailed replacement costs and actual cash value valuations on various complex commercial and industrial properties
  • Perform site inspections, quantity surveying, measuring, site meetings, specifications, quantifying, and pricing of various structures
  • Prepare and/or coordinate the preparation of full cost estimates on conceptual, design-build or general tender work
  • Prepare materials, labour and equipment cost estimations necessary to successfully carry out a construction project according to proposals, plans, estimates and specifications including establishing unit costs, labour rates, productivity factors and location impacts
  • Produce specification bid documents, catastrophe valuations, and conflict resolution services
  • Consult the Design-build team for large loss restoration and reconstruction projects
  • Review design options and recommend best solution based on cost, remediation techniques, engineering quality, or availability of materials
  • Review all final appraisal packages to ensure accuracy and completeness, prior to formal submission and recommendation
  • Cost control auditing for restoration and reconstruction projects
  • To promote the use of SPECS services to existing and new customers in accordance with the company policy
  • Successfully participate and complete all internal and external training as set by SPECS
  • Construction contract management
  • Customer service and client relationship building
  • Coordinate communication between multiple high-level stakeholders
  • Attend and participate in weekly team meetings

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Construction/Engineering degree, PQS or an appropriate field is required
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in Construction
  • Knowledge of the Restoration Industry and asset
  • Ability to read and interpret building specifications, blueprints and as-builds
  • Mathematical skills and analytical skills necessary to calculate material and labour estimates and interpret reports
  • Ability to use estimating software, appraisal management software and to learn computer programs
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office applications and the ability to learn various electronic and manual estimating systems
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (excel, word, etc.)
  • Effective verbal and listening communications skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Consulting experience
  • Time management skills

This is a challenging, rewarding position for the right individual. A diverse skill set is required to thrive in this position.

Salary, commission, benefits, and vacation are included in the standard compensation package.

If you think you have what it takes to run with our team and are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume to: hr@specs.ca.


Release Date: 2016-04-12