Building and Construction

Electrical Estimator – Permanent – 2792


Parker Huggett Limited

Electrical Estimator – Permanent – 2792 Cambridge, ON

About the Opportunity 

Our client delivers critical infrastructure projects across the energy, automotive and transit markets throughout 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 an Electrical Estimator to join their team. Reporting to the Sr. Manager, Preconstruction, the Electrical Estimator will be responsible for reviewing detailed drawings and specifications, collaborating with internal and external stakeholders, to accurately prepare proposals, bid packages and review cost estimates for construction projects.

 Duties include but are not limited to: 

  • Conduct thorough reviews of specifications and drawings
  • Perform top-down estimates (high-level ROMs) and bottom-up estimates by analyzing every aspect of every operation in detail
  • Prepare subcontractor bid packages – includes compiling quantities and writing detailed scope
  • Respond to 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, and 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 electrical estimating experience within the construction industry
  • Strong knowledge of the electrical installation field
  • A 309A electrical 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
  • Labour relations and union contract/procedure knowledge
  • Ability to work independently in a busy environment
  • Excellent time management and project management skills
  • High level of sound and independent judgment and reasoning
  • 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
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Strong attention to detail

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 2792.

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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