Electrical Estimator
Stuart Olson Industrial
Sudbury, ON
1d ago

Reporting to the Electrical Manager, the Electrical Estimator will be responsible to provide accurate and timely estimates of all costs for electrical / instrumentation work on heavy industrial projects, and will be willing to learn industrial estimating.

They will also support the project management for new construction and maintenance contracts, ensuring profitability and customer satisfaction are achieved.

This position is based in the Sudbury, ON office.


  • Support a culture that encompasses the highest ethical standards, and is aligned with the Promise.
  • Estimating

    Participate in the project development activities to secure the project(s).

    Develop and execute a project strategy that meet the project’s required performance, schedule and profitability targets.

    Provide preconstruction services from the development of preliminary budgets, cost plans, value engineering exercises, start to finish of tender process and award of sub-contracts.

    Prepare tender documents and trade scopes prior to tendering.

    Work closely with the Project Manager in awarding of sub-trade contracts.

    Participate in project scheduling activities and provide input on achieving preconstruction activities.

    Ensure that preconstruction deadlines are achieved.

    Work closely with the senior estimator, project manager, site superintendent, owner, consultants, suppliers and trades to identify, develop, implement and support cost-

    effective project delivery.

    Attend meetings with owner and consultants and be comfortable to provide input at the meetings.

    Prepare and manage project budgets during design.

    Liaise with project manager and site superintendent and ensure constructability is addressed during budgeting and tendering.

    Identify, address and resolve issues and problems as or before they occur.

    Develop and maintain positive relationships with client, consultants, suppliers and trades.

    Maintain the highest standards of professional ethics and integrity when representing Stuart Olson.

  • Contribute current cost and productivity information to the company data base.
  • Stuart Olson Corporate

  • Participate in corporate initiatives.
  • Qualifications

    Undergraduate degree, relevant trade certificate or equivalent experience 2-5 years’ progressive experience in an estimating role and project management, preferably in an industrial construction environment

    Technical training in project management, drafting and engineering design, trade certificates and / or field experience an asset

    Experience working with estimating software programs an asset

    Ability to communicate with project team, subtrades, consultants and owner; understand the issues and be an active participant in the preconstruction process

    Ability to read blueprints and drawings and define the scope of work and project specifications

    Ability to quantify materials and supplies from blueprints and drawings.Must be able to determine work priorities and sequence of how the project is built and how sub-trades work together

    Ability to interpret and understand contract terms and conditions and their implications. Must be able to deal with great quantities and diverse detailed information and be able to maintain mental data pertinent to the various projects simultaneously

    Ability to forge, grow and maintain positive relationships

    Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and meet the time demands of unpredictable activities; capable of handling pressure and challenges in a dynamic business environment

    Ability to work within tight deadlines and prioritization of work to achieve them

    Strong analytical, critical thinking, troubleshooting, problem-solving and negotiation skills and a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail

    Highly developed interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills

    Demonstrates a sense of urgency and strong commitment to achieving goals; ability to work in challenging, fast paced environment

    Ability to work collaboratively with a positive attitude

    Superior written and verbal communication skills

    Supportive of a culture that encompasses the highest ethical standards aligned with the Company Promise

    Why Choose Stuart Olson?

    Safety, Sustainability, Collaboration, and Integrity are core Company values that encourage innovation and make a lasting difference in meeting the goals of our stakeholders and the communities in which we operate.

    Stuart Olson strongly supports and encourages employees to get involved and give back in their local communities. We expect our employees to bring their best to work every day and in return, management recognizes and rewards employees for their valued contribution through competitive compensation, robust benefits, health & wellness programs, and learning development opportunities.

    At Stuart Olson we are committed to creating a culture built on a passion to do great things.

    Who We Are?

    Stuart Olson has been positively impacting the businesses we serve, the communities in which we operate, and the lives we touch since 1911.

    Our rich history demonstrates our reach and diversity as an integrated, full service organization serving the commercial and industrial markets.

    We are a $1 billion+, fully integrated commercial construction and industrial services provider with offices in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario.

    We deliver confidence through a client-centered approach that ensures the highest quality of service, reduces risk and delivers results.

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