Building and Construction

High Voltage Estimator (Hybrid) – Permanent – 2724


Parker Huggett Limited

High Voltage Estimator (Hybrid) – Permanent – 2724 Cambridge, ON

About the Opportunity 

Our client delivers critical infrastructure projects across the energy, automotive and transit markets across Canada. Integrity, Partnership and Empowerment are at the core of what our client values, while ensuring that safety is #1.

Our client is looking for a High Voltage Estimator to join their team to provide Estimating support on a portfolio of projects within the energy and renewable’s sector across Canada!

Reporting into the Senior Manager, Preconstruction, the High Voltage Estimator will possess a passion for excellence and commitment to a challenging position that offers opportunity to grow through great leadership and continuous improvement.

Duties include but are not limited to: 

  • Conduct thorough reviews of specifications and drawings
  • Perform top-down estimates (high-level ROMs) and bottoms up estimates by analyzing every aspect of every operation in detail
  • Prepare subcontractor bid packages – includes compiling quantities and writing detailed scope. Answer technical questions from bidders
  • Coordinate price packages with suppliers, subcontractors, owners, designers, and architects
  • Review estimates with the Operations staff
  • Prepare proposals by organizing all material, equipment, labour, and subcontract costs needed to complete the project
  • Solicit and coordinate with Vendors and Suppliers to obtain materials quotes
  • Track all bids, proposals and regularly communicate with Project Managers and other colleagues as needed
  • May assist with business development and/or new customer development
  • Attend and participate in kick off meetings
  • Prepare and/or review detailed cost estimates for projects
  • Manage, maintain and develop estimating programs / software / tracking systems
  • Assist project management staff with change orders, deductions, etc.
  • As required, assist all business units
  • Ensure high standards of workmanship and efficiency
  • Meet with clients, engineers, general contractors, and others regarding proposed construction projects
  • Prepare, present, and maintain required records and written reports as may be required
  • Read, interpret, and understand construction drawings and specifications, the provincial and city codes and ordinances regarding building codes, permit issuance, and permit fees

About You

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Minimum +5 years’ of utility substation construction experience and a minimum of +5 years’ of experience estimating utility substations, and HV transmission and distribution lines
  • Strong knowledge of the HV substation electrical field
  • Strong knowledge of the HV transmission and distribution electrical field
  • A Power Line Technician ticket, University degree, or College diploma is required
  • Gold Seal considered an asset
  • Ability to read and evaluate engineering drawings, schematics, field drawings, and plans
  • Ability to read and evaluate technical specifications and commercial/contractual documentation
  • A solid understanding of all construction trades and construction techniques
  • Strong management, delegation, planning, and leadership skills
  • Effectiveness in the areas of construction safety and productivity
  • Knowledge of local, provincial, and federal workplace compliance regulations, ordinances, and legislation
  • Understand the requirements and process for Construction Competition Certificates and Final Acceptance Certificates
  • Have a clear valid driver’s license; an abstract will be required
  • Labor relations and union contract/procedure knowledge
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently in a busy environment
  • Excellent time management and project management skills
  • High level of sound and independent judgment and reasoning
  • Ability to interpret and implement company policies and procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise necessary cost control measures
  • Highly flexible, with solid interpersonal skills that allow one to work effectively in a diverse working environment
  • Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
  • Able to work well under pressure
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Able to deal with people sensitively, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all times
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft computer software (e.g. Excel, Word, Project, etc.)
  • Strong working knowledge of Accubid Pro software is considered an asset
  • First Aid skills and/or certificates are considered assets

About the Job

This is a full-time, permanent role with the opportunity to work Hybrid and offering a competitive salary and industry leading benefits. 

How to Apply

Please apply by clicking the “Apply for Job” button and follow the instructions to submit your résumé. You can also apply by submitting your résumé directly to If you are already registered with us, please contact your Recruiter and quote job 2724.

Thank you for your interest in this role. One of our Recruiters will be in touch with you if your profile meets the requirements for the role and the expectations of our clients. Please note that all candidates must be permitted to work in Canada to be considered for this opportunity. 

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