Electrical Estimator
Montreal, Canada
3d ago


  • Conducting a thorough review of specifications and drawings.
  • Developing thorough material take-offs and labour take-offs.
  • Coordinating price packages with suppliers, subcontractors, owners, designers and architects regarding tenders / bid requests.
  • Review of the estimate with the Project Manager(s), Service Managers and / or Foreman to ensure all in agreement with labour, material, equipment and subcontracting costs.
  • Preparing tenders by quantifying, organizing and tabulating all material, equipment, labour, and subcontract costs needed to complete the project.
  • Liaise with Procurement to assist in the obtaining pricing on aspects of the estimate
  • Participating in site review, tender review, tender hand-off, project closing and operational / sector meetings with the Regional Manager, Project Manager, Service Manager and Purchasing when and where required.
  • Provide guidance on opportunities that come in, on viability, possibility of winning, possibility of extras, possible risks, etc.
  • to help guide the team on the best prospects to chase.

  • Prepare risk review for the PM and / or SM to assist in the collaborative review of the prepared estimate.
  • Providing assistance to the sales force in developing proposals may be required.
  • Review tender closing documents and obtain signed / sealed, bonding / insurance certificates, etc..
  • Track all bids, proposals in excel sheet and submit to Project Admin for entry into the CRM Tool.
  • Utilize estimating software in the estimating function. Work to enhance it, streamline, improve, etc. with the software provider in its functioning for Ainsworth.
  • Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years estimating experience in a trade background or degree / diploma in electrical engineering or technology.
  • Experience producing design build proposals / estimates.
  • Proficiency with Expert Estimator (estimation software).
  • Trade Certificate would be a great asset.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both written and verbal, is essential.
  • Proven ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet strict deadlines.
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